Posts tagged The Shock of the Fall
What I'm Reading: The Shock of the Fall

In The Shock of the Fall, nineteen-year-old Matthew Homes is a resident of a care center diagnosed with schizophrenia and casually mentions having murdered his older brother Simon ten years earlier - and moves on. My initial reaction was a raised eyebrow. Did I read that correctly? Yes, I did. And no, it is not immediately clarified. But what is clear is the effect of Simon’s death on his family and how each character’s grief came to influence Matthew’s current situation.

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