Si el SE OR no edificare la casa, en vano trabajan los que la edificanSalmo 127,1Con esta cita Hubert Selby Jr da inicio a su novela y sienta las bases de su tesis, una cita que prosigue assi el SE OR no guardare la ciudad, en vano vela la guardiaEl SE OR no estaba velando la casa de los personajes de esta desesperanzada novela y la desaz n y la condici n que anida en sus almas va a realizar su trabajo a conciencia hasta conseguir llevarles al fondo m s abyecto de la desesperaci n El arranque de la novela es Selby en estado puro, fren tico, delirante un hijo encierra a su madre en el armario para quitarle el aparato de televisi n que empe ar para poder pillar algo de hero na Pero pronto el relato se encamina por derroteros m s pausados, menos deudores de la rabia que en las otras dos obras que de l he le do La rabia se ha conve , , , , , ,, ,, , ,, , , , ,, , ,, . Coney Island, Brooklyn, Sarah Goldfarb, A Lonely Widow, Wants Nothing Than To Lose Weight And Appear On A Television Game Show She Becomes Addicted To Diet Pills In Her Obsessive Quest, While Her Junkie Son, Harry, Along With His Girlfriend, Marion, And His Best Friend, Tyrone, Have Devised An Illicit Shortcut To Wealth And Leisure By Scoring A Pound Of Uncut Heroin Entranced By The Gleaming Visions Of Their Futures, These Four Convince Themselves That Unexpected Setbacks Are Only Temporary Even As Their Lives Slowly Deteriorate Around º Requiem for a Dream ↠´ Download by ¿ Hubert Selby Jr. Them, They Cling To Their Delusions And Become Utterly Consumed In The Spiral Of Drugs And Addiction, Refusing To See That They Have Instead Created Their Own Worst Nightmares Selby S Place Is In The Front Rank Of American Novelists HIs Work Has The Power, The Intimacy With Suffering And Morality, The Honesty And Moral Urgency Of Doestoevsky S To Understand Selby S Work Is To Understand The Anguish Of America The New York Times Book Review Am I the only person in the world who thought this book was terrible From thereviews, apparently so The book is all narrative and dialouge In other words, all telling with virtually no showing And what s up with cramming everyone s dialogue into the same paragraph so you can t always tell who is speaking Why not just break it normally so it s clear Or for goodness sake, use quotation marks And can you get anypretentious than being too good to use an apostraphe when you write youre or Im What s wrong with you re and I m Anyway, I ll never bother to read anything by this writer again. Selby s novels are transgressive masterpieces with a bigness of heart and a strange, spiritual tenderness The epigraph to this book alludes to Selby s faith in God and I can see him writing about these doomed dope fiends with the compassion of a pastor tending to his flock This heartbreaking novel follows the decline of four distinct Americans young working class white male Jew, young middle class white female Jew, young working class black non Jew, and elderly widow All four are addicts through their emotional disconnectedness, orlikely, failure with their parents and sons, thoughlikely because heroin is sweeeeet Selby s style is a rush of exacting S o C sentences, staccato pops and blips, andelegant art patches whenever Marion is the focus I would argue the descent happens a little briskly, especially Sara s commitment to a psycho ward, and the subsequent b Among the people who try to find the meaning of the dreams or even interpret them, there are some for whom the mere hint of any positive dream is Life The solitude, oblivious to the surrounding and the troubles which keep them wide awake in the darkest nights, is what they look for feeling them as a whole Unable to find it, these ill fated souls stimulate their solitude by poisoning their veins to save themselves from the madness that is leisurely side walking toward them Little do they know that the madness did not stop at the red signal from their burning veins but started jaywalking all around Selby Jr takes us on a disturbing tour of drug infected streets of New Yorkers wandering here and there with the only objective of scoring their stuff in the ó Requiem for a Dream ¿ Wow wow wow wow wow Requiem for a Dream manages to be so painful and beautiful at the same time Although I d seen the film before I read this book and knew the fate of the characters, I was still following their paths with such anxiety and hope It s an account of people who dream big but lose much bigger. It follows four characters in the Bronx There s Sarah, a widow who spends her days living vicariously through her television while eating boxed chocolates On the warm days, she joins her lifelong neighbors for chatting and sunbathing outdoors When she receives a phone call informing her that she s been specially selected to participate in a new game show, her heart swells with anticipation She recovers her red dress from her glory years, gets her hair colored a matching blaze, and begins obsessively dieting in order to fit into the dress For weeks Tyrone thought he was going to die any minute, and there were also times when he was afraid he wasnt going to die Somehow after watching the movie the book is bearable but still pretty heartbreaking It is a great book if you have the time to actually read it , it s not a book that can be read lightly This books has its ups and downs My best advice is If you don t like the first pages Odds are, you won t like it at all Eventually we all have to accept full and total responsibility for our actions, everything we have done, and have not done.
We all want to have better lives When I was young, I wanted to be a teacher my father said no money in teaching So, I wanted to be an agriculturist he said you will be digging dirt till the day you die So, I wanted to be a priest priests die with their ass dirty as no one takes care of them So, what Why not be a doctorOkay After becoming a medtech, what But he did not have money to send me to a medical school Ha ha ha ha In my iPod, I have this song by The Pussycat Dolls One morning, I had LSS last song syndrome and my daughter caught me singing a part of it She shrieked with joy and laughed out load Strange but songs just get into our heads When I grow upFresh and cleanNumber one chickWhen I step out on the scene Not sure why this song kept on poppin Man MAN That s some fucked up shit, right there I have so much to say about this book that I don t know where I should start or how to say anything, and last night when I started this review, I was just kind of stuck in a kind of disturbed loss for words And I ve seen the movie and I knew what to expect but I still feel a deep sadness and revulsion and shock after finishing the story It s just traumatizing Brilliant, but traumatizing I ll just go ahead and say now that if you re concerned about spoilers just move on I don t think I can avoid spoilers in this one so continue reading if you want, but don t bitch if you read something you didn t want to know about the book movie It s been many years since I ve seen the
About The Author
Hubert Selby Jr.
Hubert Selby, Jr was born in Brooklyn and went to sea as a merchant marine while still in his teens Laid low by lung disease, he was, after a decade of hospitalizations, written off as a goner and sent home to die Deciding instead to live, but having no way to make a living, he came to a realization that would change the course of literature I knew the alphabet Maybe I could be a writer Dr