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review The Town That Forgot How to Breathe ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Û [Reading] ➰ The Town That Forgot How to Breathe ➸ Kenneth J. Harvey – Something strange is happening in the seaside town of Bareneed Mythical creatures that formally existed only in mariner's dreams are beiPDF is making them forget how to breatheRecent divorcé Joseph Blackwood has returned to his hometown in hopes of reconnecting with his estranged daughter But when the young girl begins having visions and conversing with the spirit of a neighbor's deceased child he knows that his daughter is suffering from some supernatural affliction Now with the Town That Forg. This book was really bad I am still amazed that I wasted so much time reading all 471 pages because it was pretty horrible from the start Admittedly there were long boring repetitive stretches that I scanned as uickly as possible There is so much wrong with this book where to begin did I mention it was long boring and repetitive How it could be so long and still not develop any story whatsoever or provide any cohesive history of the town and its people or fully develop a single character it has got to be an almost impossible feat for an author Some people got the breathing disorder and then some of them recovered And some people got sick but not because of the breathing disorder why wasn't the breathing disorder enough of a calamity Oh yeah most of the non breathing disorder sick people got better too And then there were some dead people wandering around acting weird and possibly a woman who was dead or alive but who cares which or why because she didn't seem to fit into the main story at all So just don't read it or you'll start hyperventilating wondering why anyone got the breathing disorder at all because what does that have to do with a tidal wave anyway

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Something strange is happening That Forgot eBook #8608 in the seaside town of Bareneed Mythical creatures that formally existed only in mariner's dreams are being pulled from the sea Perfectly preserved corpses of villagers long ago lost at sea are being washed upon the shore And residents of the town are suddenly suffering from a mysterious illness that The Town. I could barely put this book down it has everything I love ghosts moodiness mystery great characters and setting And monsters The writing was fantastic and gripping and was not at all cheesy Often in stories involving ghosts monsters etc there is a lame cop out ending but not here Highly highly recommended

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The Town That Forgot How to BreatheOt Epub #219 help of some colorful village residents Joseph must unravel this paranormal mystery to save his only daughterCalled the literary love child of Stephen King and Annie Proulx The Town That Forgot How to Breathe is a page turning gothic tale and a profound exploration of what it really means to live in Town That Forgot How to PDFEPUB or the modern world. I'm about to say something that I'm not entirely prepared for Kenneth J Harvey's The Town That Forgot How to Breath is worse than Ethan Frome There I said it I said itWhat Edith Wharton had going for her was that the protagonists' suicidal act of riding a sleigh into a tree to end their petty bourgeoisie existence is hilarious in the worst way possible Harvey's novel does not possess that kind of humor Nor does it possess atmosphere characters plot creative language or anything that would make a book memorable Imagine a novel with absolutely no atmosphere whatsoever No language to tell you where the characters are No hints as to the relationship between man and nature Nothing Now add to that characters Did you start to give your character an interest Shame shame Take away any interesting traits your characters may possess And instead of using language to insinuate their feelings and thoughts tell every single thing that goes through their head It had been such a long and tedious battle with Kim The deterioration of their relationship and then the legal maelstrom that had sucked the spirit out of him Don't try at any time to show our protagonist spiritually exhausted And last throw in whatever supernatural element you want Ghosts Psychics Auras Fairies Even mermaids Sure even mermaids They'll certainly add absolutely nothing to the novel You tell me What kind of novel have we created here One that I almost threw at a wall out of frustration that once again I was going to read fifty pages about what Joseph thought about Kim and what Kim thought about JosephBy synopsis alone I was intrigued Harvey's The Town That Forgot How to Breath is supposed to be about a Canadian town where people obviously forget how to breath A mysterious disease takes over Bareneed and next thing you know monstrous fish are popping up out of the ocean I'm not entirely sure what kind of novel Harvey was going for honestly It's packaged to be an eerie weird horror story but it's a slice of life wheel of morality trip that never once says anything of any merit Well it does say one thing Electricity bad Joseph newly estranged from his wife Kim takes his daughter and here I actually had to stop and look up her name Robin on a vacation to his father's childhood home Bareneed At the same time writerartist Claudia who we meet painting words on her sleeve My gown is parchment I wear it like a skin that tells my story by design such an artiste is missing her husband and daughter who disappeared And did I forget to mention the cast of other narrators There's Miss Laracy an elderly woman who opens the novel by declaring that fairies exist And who could forget the doctor who bumbles around and cares for his cat Or that police detective who hides his images of slayings from his wife as if it was pornography Despite the fact that I was speed reading this novel which is a habit I rarely partake in it seemed as though all was for naught; I had read 100 pages only to realize You mean I have to read 100 pages of this Perhaps it wouldn't have seemed as lengthy if the entire text wasn't a wall of telling In no way is The Town That Forgot How to Breath an indication of Harvey's award winning writing At least I hope it isn't With moments of She stared at her computer screen Words I really really hope not Nothing is left up to the imagination of the reader We're given the thoughts of every single inhabitant of Bareneed to such a degree that you wish they would all return to the plot There are a good 50 pages of Kim's told thoughts and Joseph's told thoughts That might have been my breaking point But I have a high tolerance for literary pain apparently I began skimming another reading habit that is rare in me First words and sentences Then paragraphs Then finally pages Because there were pages where nothing of interest happened How is it that this book can be 471 pages long and I have no idea who these characters are by the end How is that possible Not to mention the really strange sentences that seemed to have slipped the editor feeling a confession coming on feeling that these words he was about to speak would realize the mood of a bitten lipped kiss What Usually this kind of writing is expected out of amateur writers But someone who has won awards for his incredible work Or how about when Joseph webbed his brows How does one web their brows These are things that you need to think about in writing Always uestion what it is you're saying At one point in my notes I wrote down All telling and no showing make Harvey a dull boy And that was when it hit me This is The Shining A man trying to escape the pressures of the city by returning to a small town with his wife and child only to find weird occurrences that make him violent towards said wife and child Except without a Stanley Kubrick adaptation to cement it in the realm of pop culture Nor with uite the appalling violence that the man is willing to act out on his family Let's not forget the insulting messages packed in at the end The people who forget how to breath learn that they can breath again when they think positive thoughts Essentially this posits that electricity is at the root of human ails as it makes us think bad thoughts and if we just got rid of all our technology everything would be a okay The people who are afflicted suffer from symptoms of depression and anxiety So I can only assume that Harvey is stating that we could solve all of our psychological issues by thinking them away There are people out there who will tell you that those with depression would feel better if only they started thinking happy thoughts These people have no understanding of depression whatsoever To insist that people are capable of making themselves happy is giving the being too much authority over the brain Sometimes there really is nothing you can do But that's where technology steps in That's where science steps in and gives you a helping hand It's too easy to take a jab at technology Yes technology has hindered us in some ways It's changed the way we live from say fifty years ago But think of all the advances we've made Think of all the people who can live today who might have died immediately in the past or would have been relegated to living in a hospital Think of the connections we're capable of making these days that I can communicate with someone halfway across the world in seconds Technology is not evil It is a complicated issue But not evil Perhaps this is too complex of a subject for Harvey's writing though Who knows What I do know is that based upon how much I disliked The Town That Forgot How to Breath I won't be picking up his o