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Ten Miles One Way

Ten Miles One Way The powerful story of a mind at the edge of unraveling held together by love and acceptance Nest and Q walk through the city Nest speaks and Q listens Mile by mile Nest tells Q about her life her f

  • Title: Ten Miles One Way
  • Author: Patrick Downes
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 248
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The powerful story of a mind at the edge of unraveling, held together by love and acceptance.Nest and Q walk through the city Nest speaks and Q listens Mile by mile, Nest tells Q about her life, her family, her past and her Chimaera, the beast that preys on her mind and causes her to lose herself Q knows only that his love for Nest runs deeper than the demon thatThe powerful story of a mind at the edge of unraveling, held together by love and acceptance.Nest and Q walk through the city Nest speaks and Q listens Mile by mile, Nest tells Q about her life, her family, her past and her Chimaera, the beast that preys on her mind and causes her to lose herself Q knows only that his love for Nest runs deeper than the demon that plagues her thoughts, that he loves her in spite of or perhaps because of the personal battle she fights every day.A beautifully written, haunting story.

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    1. Patrick is a good friend of mine, just so you know.Under the guise of fighting her internal demons, this story, of Nest told by Q, is a story of love and compassion, of acceptance and affection.As Q recovers from a car accident in which Nest is seriously injured he remembers a walk through the city when they were seventeen. Nest has learned to tame her internal demon, a Chimaera, by walking and Q more than willingly accompanies her through the city. Nest talks, Q listens and the story is unfolds [...]

    2. Nest’s mind bubbles and steams and swirls. primordial soup, and all sorts of creatures walk up out of her brain on their fins, which become feet. listening to Nest is only as tiring as pretending to witness the start of the world.T H O U G H T S:bizarre, bold, and powerful. ten miles one way is the unexpected, stream-of-consciousness narrative of a mind at the edge of unraveling, of beasts and beauty, of madness and messes. the internal conflict, tension, and struggle rips its way through the [...]

    3. "What if love's the only word I could say, and I could only say it a certain number of times? A hundred times or less. I would have to be careful with it. We are never careful with the number of words we use, are we? I would have to be careful with love.For instance, you, because you're nice, ask, 'May I buy you lunch at Astro?' I would have to say, 'Love.'Wait—: lunch? That's not important enough, is it, if I can only say love fifty times in my life?"Ten Miles One Way carries love with every [...]

    4. As anyone who's followed me since 2015 knows, I liked Fell of Dark a good amount despite it being exceedingly uncomfortable and draining to read both mentally and emotionally. I don't think it'll surprise you that I thought this one was even better, though most of the same things that made his first book draining apply here too. Nobody writes about the scary, ugly parts of mental illness the way Downes does (for better or worse), and this book hit upon so many, many truths of what it's like to h [...]

    5. I don't know what to think of this one. Yet, I am sure it will stay with me for quite a while. Q tells of a walk he took with Nest, at least the first half of it, when they were 17. Nest is bi-polar and she talks to him on this walk, but won't let him talk--she's in a manic phase. I think she is testing him--to see just how true he is. And Q is true, he's not afraid of her Chimera, the hidden part of her that she'd prefer he not see, but he must see, if he is to stay.

    6. Writing was great.This book consists of ten chapters(which stands for ten miles obviously).The author deserves to be praised for making Nest and Nest's family character so relatable(Mainly making Nest's character relatable).May be an extra chapter could have been written about Issac in the beginning part.Different reading experience !!

    7. i feel as if the style of writing in this book was like the mental illness (bipolar i figure, not entirely certain) talking to the reader, and I liked it.

    8. If John Green's Papertowns met Romeo & Juliet it might look like this. A love story both tragic and beautiful. While quick to read it lingers.

    9. One of the few books that I could actually sit through, surprisingly. The insight that he offers in his book is deep, and the way he phrases the sentences forced me to read every single word--- amazing. It's a quality that a lot of authors need to pay more attention to. I only thought the book needed to be more eventful.

    10. An interesting take on coping with mental illness. My complete review can be watched at: youtu/SXt7VsMZlks

    11. A remarkable view into the mind of a teen who is struggling with mental instability and the friend who is willing to walk mile after mile with her. Beautifully written and poignant, I wanted to start it again as soon as I finished. A book to be savored and reread.

    12. I decided to read up on bipolar, and came across this book. Ten Miles One Way is well written, showing the inner dialogue that goes on in the head of someone that is battling issues like bipolar. It doesn't go into the clinical issues of the disease, but focus on the personal struggles.Author: Patrick DownesPublisher: Philomel BooksPublication Date: 2017

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