Rated of 5
by Karen Night Navigation
A difficult book to read because of the sentence structure but if you are able to get past that the story line will keep you reading. An enabling mother and drug addicted son lead a life that few in my circle can relate to (or will admit to). The book made me think about what I would do if my child was an addict and dependent on me and me on him (in a strange way) - would I go to the extremes that Del does? What do we owe our adult children when they are addicts and are keeping us locked in their world and unable to live our own lives?
Rated of 5
by Trez Night Navigation by Ginnah Howard
This book would be excellent for book clubs for there are many interesting points for discussion.
The first thing that struck me about the author's method of writing was the short choppy sentences which initially I didn't like. However, as I got into the book; the mother continues her narration of her sons and husband's downfalls and I found myself feeling anxious and upset. This is how Ginah Howard draws you in and keeps you involved. You must continue to read to hear the complete story and the sentences make you feel on edge; simply because they only tell a little.
The book in some ways is very dark and puts you in a bad place, however I rated it a 4 because you are totally involved and eager to read the end. Very interesting story and method of telling the story. You are left with the question, should the mother have behaved differently in the lives of her son? Did the father plant the seed of negativity?
Rated of 5
by Beth A unflinching view of addiction
This is not a book for the weak at heart. Having lived with addiction for too years (my mother, sister, and husband were all addicts), I know the veracity with which Ginnah Howard writes. This is an unsparing look at both sides of addiction. The frustration and confusion of a mother who tries desperately to save her son and the deception and madness of the son in the throes of his addiction are beautifully depicted. For anyone who wants to better understand addiction and wants to read a very real, deeply moving account, this book's for you.
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