reading the book

There is a new book by Carine called The Wild Truth. There will be, no doubt, a lot of talk about this book and its contents, so thought I would create a new category for it.
marco
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reading the book

Postby marco » Sat May 02, 2015 11:01 am

hello Yesterday the book finally arrived in Italy and I am reading it.
I totally belive in what I am reading, but what Billie and Walt said about that? I mean they have rights to answer back and give their own opinion.
Also I personally don't find anything so incredible violence in that family, my own life with my family was much harder, and despite my parents made many mistakes and now I live on my own, I don't close any contacts with them, my father( and even my mother) used to beat me so hard that neghbours called social oeprators.
strangely he closed relationship with not only his parentes but also with her loved sister, his best friends, so I think they are not so totally resposnible of his leaving and there must be something else behind his behaviour

and why hate a father if he had a second wife and other children? Chris was a such open minded and intelligent Young man and was good friend with his brothers and sisters. and even with Marcia

sorry for my english

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Re: reading the book

Postby marcym » Sun Jun 07, 2015 2:19 pm

Hi Marco.

I think that Chris was very disappointed because his parents hid the truth about the way they started their relationship, saying a lot of lies, probably because they felt embarassed about it or maybe they just wanted to protect their kids not saying something that could be painful for them, as it was...

I read Carine's book as well and I don't know...quite frankly seems that she did not have the great relation with her brother she says around, or better it seems that they lost each other on their ways through the adulthood. Anyway, I respect her grief, I imagine how much they all miss Chris, having many regrets for the things not said, the moments not shared, the distance that sometimes life put among all of us and our beloved, you know...who thinks about the fact that a brother/son will leave this world when 24 year old? But I also consider the way his parents feel ...also I am not sure Carine's book is so useful for helping people with family issues. Moreover, as written by many and many times, who considered Chris a fool won't change his/her mind after reading Carine's book, who admired him for his courage, temper and values, still does and will do, after this book...actually I don't know whether Chris would have liked all these public speaking or not , since he was a very private person and also the kind of man that does not like people pretending around him. About the fact he left, he probably was fed up what the all situation and did not speak openly anylonger with his family because he had already done in many occasions, in person and through letters thus they were perfectly aware of the situation but they did not care at all.
But you right while saying there was something more in his 'flight', there was the willingness to become a better man, to feel really happy without any concerns, to discover, to understand, to meditate about the life he wanted, his past, the mistakes and they ways to avoid them in the future and so on...you're right it was not only a journey it was much more than that.

M.

marco
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Re: reading the book

Postby marco » Wed Jun 17, 2015 11:48 am

yes you are right, I am quite confused agfter reading the book

first the family is a normal family, better than 80% of families, and ok the dind'tn tell the truth about when the father was still having children with other wife, but was that so dramatic? also the parentes looks like normal to me, I mean tryng to have a perfect life from outside and being respected by community and neighbours.

and where is violence on Chris? I mean I have beaten 1000 times harder by my father than Chris was only once.

Also he closed contacts with her sister as well, and her sister said they were so close, so I think what made him escape from his family, his life in Virginia, was something else, maybe his hust dream to start a new life in the places he loved to live in.

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Re: reading the book

Postby marcym » Sun Jul 05, 2015 3:33 pm

Hi Marco,

Some people feel more than others the need to go, it's more than traveling just to see and discover new places, it's also a journey into our souls, to feel something that makes us happier that also help us to understand better who we really are.
Not many arrive at the point of questioning themselves as he did.

I think that Chris was that kind of person who needs people show how much they love him, a person unsure that sometimes loses himself and need to be found by friends and relatives, I think that he and Carine were very different kids and that she was psychologically stronger than him, I guess that at a certain point he was so fed up with all to think that even ties between relatives are just illusions and that was 'normal' to quit them at a certain point, and thus he started his new life...it is difficult to explain by words but some people need to see deeply inside things while others don't do.

M.

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reading the book

Postby Subbotaisows » Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:17 am

I cant remember if I said this already, but the Quest would be an ok book if we werent reading about Taita lusting over a kid literally a 100 years his junior - even if it is Lostris come again or whatever. It was odd enough to read it in River God - it was just a bit too much this time around.

And I dont remember Lostris ever asking Aquer to find the source of the White Nile, but I suppose WS through it in there for the Quest.


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