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Well, in the areas of dark apocalypse fiction this one takes the cake I m reading a lot of dark books starring children lately, come to think about it.This is like a book version of the Telltale Walking Dead game starring Clem I don t have any better description, actually It s super dark Breakdown of society Diary entries of a kid Lord of the Flies ish Between this and Station Eleven I need to read a bunch of romance fluff for a while, haha. [[ READ BOOK ]] ⇦ Random Acts of Senseless Violence ↜ It s just a little later than now and Lola Hart is writing her life in a diary She s a nice middle class girl on the verge of her teens who schools at the calm end of townA normal, happy, girlBut in a disintegrating New York she is a dying breed War is breaking out on Long Island, the army boys are flamethrowing the streets, five Presidents have been assassinated in a year No one notices any Soon Lola and her family must move over to the Lower East side Loisaida to the Pit and the new language of violence of the streetsThe metamorphosis of the nice Lola Hart into the new model Lola has begun So tough to rate.1 Exquisite writing Mind blowingly marvelous The shifting voice of the MC is compelling and utterly believable I ve penned myself dry with all I writ You give ear when everybody deafs and lend me shoulder constant if tears need dropping.2 The book kept me up ALL NIGHT I was unable to stop reading because I had to find out about Iz and Boob and Lola.3 At the same time, I hated the plot I m not saying it was a bad plot It was gripping and perfectly structured It s no mean So tough to rate.1 Exquisite writing Mind blowingly marvelous The shifting voice of the MC is compelling and utterly believable I ve penned myself dry with all I writ You give ear when everybody deafs and lend me shoulder constant if tears need dropping.2 The book kept me up ALL NIGHT I was unable to stop reading because I had to find out about Iz and Boob and Lola.3 At the same time, I hated the plot I m not saying it was a bad plot It was gripping and perfectly structured It s no mean feat to give the reader five assassinated presidents in a year and yet feel realistic But I felt constantly nauseated and on the verge of tears which frequently spilled over When I finished I had to speak rather strongly to myself because that everpresent siren call of oblivion was considerably louder than usual.I m giving it one star because I genuinely wish I hadn t read it, and the world seems vastly bleaker today This doesn t mean it is a bad book It s a brilliant book, that bewitched me, and made me hate it Following the trend so easy to see for all of us who lived through the early 1990 s, this book takes everything we experienced and amped it up to a fever pitch.Womack takes all the increasing poverty, the general decline across the board, the massive riots, unrest and all the various drugs making it into every home including prescription abuse , and tops it with violence on a very scary and down to earth scale.It works so well here in this novel The gentle diary of a 12 year old girl in a mone Following the trend so easy to see for all of us who lived through the early 1990 s, this book takes everything we experienced and amped it up to a fever pitch.Womack takes all the increasing poverty, the general decline across the board, the massive riots, unrest and all the various drugs making it into every home including prescription abuse , and tops it with violence on a very scary and down to earth scale.It works so well here in this novel The gentle diary of a 12 year old girl in a money troubled middle class house slides step by step into chaos It s so easy to get lost in her everyday concerns, but just like the proverbial frog in the stovepot, it s a cinch to get boiled in the end From being hounded by true asshole collectors, to moving to a rougher neighborhood, to being ostracized by her old friends, to getting involved in street gangs, this is one hell of a frightening tale It s just normal life Twisted inexorably to a dark fate And this isn t some novel about one single example The whole world is going to shit The riots continue much farther than what we saw Presidents were mauled by angry mobs Poverty is rampant everywhere The slide is not so quick that people don t TRY to hold it all together But the slide happens despite everything and this made the book one hell of a horrific read There s no way out Anywhere.Goodbye, normalcy This SF is a supremely understated sociological SF that instead relies on great characters with great personalities driven into ever increasing bad circumstances As an idea novel, it s pretty damn brilliant, but as a dark realistic horror, it s even better Very worth the read Scary Dear DiaryYou are the only one I can turn too when I am troubled and have no one to talk too My friends are all reading a book called Random Acts of Senseless Violence written by a guy named Jack Womack They think it s so cool and it does have a cool name and cover and I really wanted to like it Really I did but I just finished reading it and I feel kinda meh about it Maybe I was expectingfrom it, or maybe dear Diary, maybe I m too old to be cool any Or maybe it s just not a Dear DiaryYou are the only one I can turn too when I am troubled and have no one to talk too My friends are all reading a book called Random Acts of Senseless Violence written by a guy named Jack Womack They think it s so cool and it does have a cool name and cover and I really wanted to like it Really I did but I just finished reading it and I feel kinda meh about it Maybe I was expectingfrom it, or maybe dear Diary, maybe I m too old to be cool any Or maybe it s just not anything very special To tell the truth I did like it in the beginning The narrator seemed very real and what she was saying was very true Lola and her family and her friends started off very believable, I cared about their trials and troubles I felt the stress of an average upper middle class upper Eastside NYC family being blindsided by a crumbling economy and an increasingly destabilized government Oh Diary I think I cared too much because Boom Powie Kablam It all went to nowheresville They move and it all goes to toilettown But thetheir life went sideways like the less I could swing with it, ya dig I m hip to the slag scene, and I m copacetic with cats referring it to Clockwork Orange but man I mean that cat Orwell was digging that jive with his Newspeak in 1984 And all the bigwigs in squaresville forget about a little tome called Riddley Walker by a truly far out cat named Russell Hoban That was the ultimate But my ever lovin Diary this became like nowheresville fast man I mean I dug the fact that Lola becomes a hardcore tough chick, and that she wasn t cool with guys I mean you got to swing with whatever makes you wail baby, but it really didn t groove me Man It didn t make a point or add anything other than the fact she was just digging to her own groove Everyone just became like 1D, one dimensional man I just bailed on caring and just kept reading to see where it was taken me So by the time people were buying the farm, and things get far out it just meant like nada to me, ya dig I m not copping a bit, you know I m no tuches lecker but I was left bummed Not depressed or sad just the whole book became a King Sized drag, like boresville man And that s nowhere dad, that just ain t cool Diary This was a fantastic novel brutal, distressed and kind of terrifying, but at the same time electric, powerful and really moving It s both a coming of age story and an intense dystopia not a light read, but well worth the strain I would highly recommend this one, and am so glad I finally got to it. OK, this novel, my second of Womack s and a sort of prequel to Ambient and Elvissey, although none of the same characters, the near future setting of NYC is the same Don t let the title scare u, this isn t by any stretch just a senseless exploitative scary story it s one of the greatest, most heartbreaking well written novels i ve read in a long time Even though it s along the lines of A Clockwork Orange, it s definitely original and way better in my opinion I m not really into coming of a OK, this novel, my second of Womack s and a sort of prequel to Ambient and Elvissey, although none of the same characters, the near future setting of NYC is the same Don t let the title scare u, this isn t by any stretch just a senseless exploitative scary story it s one of the greatest, most heartbreaking well written novels i ve read in a long time Even though it s along the lines of A Clockwork Orange, it s definitely original and way better in my opinion I m not really into coming of age books at all, but i guess this is what this would be called A must read honestly Publisher s Weekly had it on its Best Books of the Year list for 94 the year it came out I don t understand why it, or Womack in general, are not better known He is one of the most talented authors out there His ability to fracture the present day speak into something visceral, yet completely believable and understandable is one of things that blew me away about this book A genuine masterpiece of dystopian fiction as well as a gripping relentless social commentary I can not do this book the justice it deserves, just read it The best piece of dystopian fiction I ve read in a long time A very disturbing novel, the diary of a twelve year old girl living the beginning of a slow apocalypse and her transformation from the best girl in the school into an end of the world child Sometimes it was almost to disturbing watching this apocalypse creeping into her world, her city, her street, her building, her family and finally into her soul I m astonished that almost nobody seems to have read this brilliant book Read it and The best piece of dystopian fiction I ve read in a long time A very disturbing novel, the diary of a twelve year old girl living the beginning of a slow apocalypse and her transformation from the best girl in the school into an end of the world child Sometimes it was almost to disturbing watching this apocalypse creeping into her world, her city, her street, her building, her family and finally into her soul I m astonished that almost nobody seems to have read this brilliant book Read it and I m sure that it will become one the your favorites.Thank you, Jo Walton, for recommending all these incredible but little known novels This is perhaps Jack Womack s unsung masterpiece Published originally in 1993, this book of America in dystopic breakdown is as sharp and alive today as it was then Told entirely through the diary entries of a sixth grader who watches her world transform as her own voice transforms within it, the book is a wonder How in the world did it slip off the radar I cannot do it justice in a review, save to say, this is something every sf reader from YA up should seek out and read If you re a reader This is perhaps Jack Womack s unsung masterpiece Published originally in 1993, this book of America in dystopic breakdown is as sharp and alive today as it was then Told entirely through the diary entries of a sixth grader who watches her world transform as her own voice transforms within it, the book is a wonder How in the world did it slip off the radar I cannot do it justice in a review, save to say, this is something every sf reader from YA up should seek out and read If you re a reader or a writer who cares about voice, about nuance, about how a great author in control of his skills can bend language, this is a book you want to find gf The trouble with reading dystopian fiction all the time is that bad dystopias are annoying, good dystopias are depressing, and excellent dystopias are devastating This is the third kind Random Acts of Senseless Violence tells the story of America s implosion in the brilliantly immediate format of a tweenager s diary The writer is plunged straight into the life of Lola, a twelve year old girl living with her parents and younger sister in New York The way that total social breakdown plays ou The trouble with reading dystopian fiction all the time is that bad dystopias are annoying, good dystopias are depressing, and excellent dystopias are devastating This is the third kind Random Acts of Senseless Violence tells the story of America s implosion in the brilliantly immediate format of a tweenager s diary The writer is plunged straight into the life of Lola, a twelve year old girl living with her parents and younger sister in New York The way that total social breakdown plays out in the background of her daily doings is nothing short of brilliant The world building through teenage slang is cleverly done and has aged well The language unerringly walks the line between otherness and comprehensibility the pacing is relentless and absolutely compelling Even though I wanted to read somethingcheering, I could not put this novel down A major part of this was emotional investment in Lola, who is a heart breaking and unforgettable character It s genuinely distressing to be periodically reminded that she and her friends are only twelve She is old before her time, clear eyed and pragmatic When her parents try to reassure her that everything is going to be fine, she knows immediately that they re lying and it isn t Indeed, she feels a strong sense of responsibility and protectiveness towards her parents and sister Yet she is also preoccupied with school work and friendships I won t spoil the events of the book, merely comment that they are told in an unusually vivid fashion First person narration is challenging to get right, but when done well it can be uniquely involving Examples from my favourite novels shelf include The Kindly Ones and The Goldfinch Political instability, economic collapse, and the escalation of violence are recounted subtly, woven into the fabric of Lola s daily life The narrative has a level of emotional conviction that lends it disturbing plausibility That said, a few years ago I wouldn t have considered this scenario of total social implosion in the US at all likely to occur Yet here we are The significance of the title is that the book shows why senseless violence is not random Violence is systemic and its apparent senselessness conceals personal and social causes I am incredibly impressed with the nuanced analysis of social breakdown that is concealed in the format of a twelve year old s diary, somehow without Lola becoming a precocious caricature I won t soon forget this novel or its narrator Pity about the lurid cover design, though