Bruiser Kindle Ú Paperback

Bruiser Kindle Ú Paperback


  • Paperback
  • 224 pages
  • Bruiser
  • Richard House
  • English
  • 14 November 2017
  • 1852427477

10 thoughts on “Bruiser

  1. Jasmiina F Jasmiina F says:

    It s hard to rate this book In a way it s beautiful and something that I really enjoyed reading but it had some unpleasant moments that left me feeling strange And I have no idea what I thought about the ending.


  2. Cameron Irving Cameron Irving says:

    Bruiser , is a beautiful, distilled oddity, that was such a pleasure to read, it left me sad to finish it It is a story about the adventures of two men a young man barely out of his teens and a middle aged English man named Paul, who finds himself, for reasons we don t really know, in Chicago Both are running from their lives The younger, Adrian, embarks on his escape at the age of 19 fleeing the boxing gym and his waiter job after meeting Paul who offers to take him on a road trip through Bruiser , is a beautiful, distilled oddity, that was such a pleasure to read, it left me sad to finish it It is a story about the adventures of two men a young man barely out of his teens and a middle aged English man named Paul, who finds himself, for reasons we don t really know, in Chicago Both are running from their lives The younger, Adrian, embarks on his escape at the age of 19 fleeing the boxing gym and his waiter job after meeting Paul who offers to take him on a road trip through the American mid west and onto the promises of a new world Though physically a strong youth, Adrian becomes ill, and it is not so clear whats going on as first he tries to hide his symptoms ,worried they might indicate AIDS just a quick note this was written in 1997 These symptoms come and go, and he confuses everyone by bizarre acts to throw off doctors and Paul and us, to his own amusement but it becomes evident that it is less about the physical disease than the trauma of the past that seems to surface Paul, on one hand is the sobering voice, yet we feel he too has gone through similar experiences but never duly moved on An Englishman of various citizenships, we learn he went to boarding school Not muchis said, but rather implied There were girlfriends ,and maybe one fling with another man in the past, but we get the impression Paul has not fulfilled his romantic desires Even when he meets the hot young boxer waiter Adrian he never really lets himself go Sex, even at the beginning is slightly tame and it wanes pretty quickly Instead, the litany of bodily fluids in the text are the results of physical and emotional strain Blood, sweat, tears, mucus, even skin stained with marker saturate the text Trauma runs though Bruiser much like the threatening thunder that rumbles under the American mid western skies As they drive through states from motel to motel, on their way down to South America During their stop offs, they recant tales of their pasts sometimes they are stories, sometimes truths sometimes we don t know There is a story within a story at some point in the book, where Paul seemingly makes a up a tale while drunk with Adrian one night This is probably the nearest Paul goes to uncover his own past, or at the least explore his own psychology It is story that is well on the Sadean scale torture, rape, incest, brutal violence the works A short fantasy nightmare which works to make the rest of the textmundane, yet none the less disturbing Perhaps evenso By the time we reach near the end of this book, its clear what seemed like a straight forward road trip adventure isn t quiet so The past, of course has a habit of finding you just when you thought you could escape and so the pair find themselves having to adjust to some new kind reality Paul, the sole narrator, describes the feeling of unsettlement as he surveys the ethereal, new world, that twinkles with a haunting sense of ambivalence


  3. Ashley Ashley says:

    It was an enterteined read but I feel like the story needed a bitlife


  4. Eric Anderson Eric Anderson says:

    This novel begins with a rather disorientating sequence where a car hits an animal and the driver flees Is this really happening Is it a nightmare A story the narrator is composing This ambiguity sets the tone for a novel that is quite dream like following the affair between a forty something Englishman named Paul staying in a hotel in Chicago and a barely legal boxer waiter named Adrian After hooking up it becomes clear the two have been circling around each other for a short time Told en This novel begins with a rather disorientating sequence where a car hits an animal and the driver flees Is this really happening Is it a nightmare A story the narrator is composing This ambiguity sets the tone for a novel that is quite dream like following the affair between a forty something Englishman named Paul staying in a hotel in Chicago and a barely legal boxer waiter named Adrian After hooking up it becomes clear the two have been circling around each other for a short time Told entirely from Paul s perspective it is difficult to know Adrian s real motives for entering into the relationship After observing rent boys from a distance and giving Adrian cash after their encounters Paul thinks he s probably only staying with him for his money The two set on a road trip journey as Adrian wants to drive all the way to Brazil The growing intensity of their intimacy reaches levels which skirt dangerously around love Written in a blunt yet enigmatic style Bruiser follows two lost souls seeking to find a new understanding Read my full review at LonesomeReader review of Bruiser by Richard House


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Bruiser✅ [PDF / Epub] ☉ Bruiser By Richard House ⚣ – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk Elegiac and lyrical, Bruiser is the story of a love between two men wary of emotional commitment Adrian fends for himself as a waiter, boxer and hustler until he meets Paul, a lonely British expatriat Elegiac and lyrical, Bruiser is the story of a love between two men wary of emotional commitment Adrian fends for himself as a waiter, boxer and hustler until he meets Paul, a lonely British expatriate old enough to be his father Rejecting their lives in Chicago, they embark together on a road trip to Brazil On the journey, they both find that they cannot abandon the fear of intimacy Richard House s first novel is a sensual portrayal of lives lived on the margins.


About the Author: Richard House

Librarian Note There isthan one author with this name in the Goodreads databaseRichard House is an author, film maker, artist and university lecturer As well as the digital first novel The Kills, he has written two previous novels Bruiser and Uninvited , which were published by Serpent s Tail in the s He is a member of the Chicago based collaborative Haha He is the editor of a digital magazine, Fatboy Review fatboyreview Born in Cyprus, Richard House is an artist and writer His first novel, Bruiser, was short listed for the Ferro Grumley Gay Fiction Award in the USA The Kills has been longlisted for the Booker Prize He currently teaches at Birmingham University, UK.