Monthly Archives: January 2013

Too Bright to Hear, Too Loud to See

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13573378   4 of 5 stars

Wow!  Pretty powerful look into the mind of someone with a mental illness.  The author did an amazing job of taking you inside!  Wow.

It took me a little bit to get used to the back and forth with his childhood past/recent past/present.  But once I got the hang of it, I couldn’t stop reading!

There were many pages that stuck out to me…or just struck me, when I read them….

“I’ve been gone for a long time. It just took me a while to work up enough desperation to leave.”
(you could FEEL the desperation and frustration in this man)

And when Greyson left his family and traveled the world, making new identities….
“I have no history.  I am my actions and then only insofar as they linger or I leave.”
He didnt have to try anymore to stay normal.  He could be what he wanted, when he wanted.

“And now, IT—all of it—is too much.  Too hot.  Too bright to hear.  Too loud to see.  And with no way to turn it down, there is no sleep, nothing to stop the onslaught.”
(Again, the author had you all mixed up in the mumbo-jumbo going on in this guy’s head!)

When Greyson had an episode at their friend’s house on the beach…when his footprints were disappearing in the sand and he felt like his existance was fading as well…Ellen was there to try to help him…
“Grey, sweetheart, I think we all feel that way sometimes…you just feel it louder and bigger.”

“Willa. Ellen. A world in two words.”

PS – I’m glad it did not end like a “Hollywood movie”…it ended just as I had imagined it should!