March 20, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #12


Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock
Title: Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock
Author: Matthew Quick
Series: N/A
Publisher: Little, Brown
Publication Date: August 13, 2013
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In addition to the P-38, there are four gifts, one for each of my friends. I want to say good-bye to them properly. I want to give them each something to remember me by. To let them know I really cared about them and I'm sorry I couldn't be more than I was—that I couldn't stick around—and that what's going to happen today isn't their fault.

Today is Leonard Peacock's birthday. It is also the day he hides a gun in his backpack. Because today is the day he will kill his former best friend, and then himself, with his grandfather's P-38 pistol.

But first he must say good-bye to the four people who matter most to him: his Humphrey Bogart-obsessed next-door neighbor, Walt; his classmate Baback, a violin virtuoso; Lauren, the Christian homeschooler he has a crush on; and Herr Silverman, who teaches the high school's class on the Holocaust. Speaking to each in turn, Leonard slowly reveals his secrets as the hours tick by and the moment of truth approaches.

In this riveting book, acclaimed author Matthew Quick unflinchingly examines the impossible choices that must be made—and the light in us all that never goes out.
This is going to sound really grody or whatever, but I've always been really...I don't know (I swear, I had the perfect word a second ago!), fascinated? Intrigued? Just interested, I guess, in books about suicide. The why and such. And this sounds like a really good read to set my sick sites on, you know?

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  1. I admit suicide does sound fascinating, does it? This is a great choice, thanks for sharing. =) My WoW

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    1. Yes, it does! I'm not sure why, though. It seems a horrible way to go. Thanks for commenting! (:

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  2. You're not grody, why do millions of people read (and love) books with suicide as a main theme? Because it's fascinating, not in a creepy I love when people die kind of way but because of the reasons behind it. I definitely am interested in this now, great pick!

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    1. Well, thank you. I'm not really sure, but I guess it could be that they're all so fascinating. The motive, you know? Yay! Thanks for commenting, Sarah! (:

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  3. I have got to check out this book! Thanks for making it your pick this week! Happy Reading! Here is my WoW for this week!

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    1. Yay! Another person to the dark side! LOL. You're welcome. Happy reading! (:

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  4. I haven't heard of this, but sounds promising.
    Hope you get to read it soon!
    Brandi at Blkosiner’s Book Blog

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  5. Sounds like it will be good. Touchy subject matter, but still intriguing. Great pick.


    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's WoW

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  6. I am also disgustingly fascinated with books about suicide! I'll add it to my list.

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    1. I'm so glad I'm not the only one! Awesome-- I hope you get to read it soon! :D

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  7. Hmm suicide I am intrigued! Awesome pick :) My WoW

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  8. Sounds like it's going to be pretty intense. I hope you enjoy it! :)

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  9. I'm intrigued to now more but also just so sad-all these school shootings (and that recent near miss in FL) have been so heartbreaking to hear about. I don't know if I'll make it through the intensity!

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    1. That's awful! How horrible, girly. People are crazy. :( I'm not sure, but I'm going to give it a shot.

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