How do you deal with a hole in your life?Do you grieve?Do you drink?Do you make out with your best friend?Do you turn to poets and pop songs?Do you question everything?Do you lash out?Do you turn the lashing inward?If you're Avery, you do all of these things. And you write it all down in an attempt to understand what's happened -- and is happening -- to you.I Felt a Funeral, In My Brain is an astonishing novel about navigating death and navigating life, at a time when the only map you have is the one you can draw for yourself....
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I Felt a Funeral, in My Brain Reviews
On the first day of summer, Avery brings home a stack of poetry. Later that summer, as he tries to navigate crushing loss and disappointment, he turns to that poetry again and again; the reading and writing of it. This book is Avery's bold and thrilling record of his heartbreak, love, grief, and family. It's about creating art through pain, and dealing with pain through art. It blew me away.
One of my most anticipated releases of 2018, I FELT A FUNERAL, IN MY BRAIN is novel that reads like a poem. Avery is lost, trying to make sense of everything going on in his life. Inspired by the poems he reads, he decides to write his way through it all. Covering topics such as addiction, death and sexuality, Will Walton has woven a unique storytelling experience that is both brutally honest and honestly beautiful. I could not recommend this one enough.
I really loved the authors first book, Anything Could Happen. It was very sweet and great to read. This book that he calls "a novel" is not really a novel. It is more like a long poem but not really a poem. It was also all over the place and it was hard to keep track of where you were in the book. I'm not big on poetry or a book written in the way that reads like a journal. Although I would recommend K. A. Holt's House Arrest and Knockout.
Maybe his next book will be more like Anything Could Hap ...more
Just as perfect, if not more so, than his debut. Will Walton’s writing is the type that you could read for six hours straight on accident. It draws you in and breaks your heart in a way that makes you want to thank it. Thank you, Will, for another stunning novel.
Being a human being is terribly hard. Those stuck between childhood and adulthood can be the most vulnerable, dealing with grown-up issues without the necessary emotional tools. In I FELT A FUNERAL, IN MY BRAIN, Will Walton shares Avery's story in a format that is totally original and a beautiful representation of teenager's inner emotional life. This book is a poem, a eulogy, and also a work of short fiction that you will never forget. Walton took big risks with this book and the payoff is huge ...more
Walton is the poetry teacher I never had. He makes me want to eat up Sexton, Berryman, a host of other writers with a spoon. I left "I Felt a Funeral, in My Brain" wanting to read other books, and then this one again.
I lapped Walton’s words up, because there was a funeral in my brain, too. I inhaled his meditations and observations on how alcohol wrecks a family and leaves no one untouched. I felt hurt, but I also felt young and new and an empathetic kinship with the young protagonist.
The poetry ...more
This was not for me. So many glowing reviews, but it was a total miss for me. I felt very similarly when reading "Grief is the Thing with Feathers." I really wanted to like that one, as well...but just too weird for me.
I use literature all the time in my work with people going through grief and loss. Different ways to help people view and understand the unexplainable. Looking forward to seeing this authors take. (Grabby hands, yes.)