This is their story after the murder. In doing so he uncovered many things, including what really happened, how the case was solved and what memories he had were true, while others were not. This is a family that remained together and strong despite what happened. We often read about the victims in such tragedies, but this book shows how everyone who knew such a victim was affected by his death. But for the grace of God… Jul 04, Donna rated it it was amazing Shelves: biography-memoir.
I found this book to be such a mixture of tragedy and beauty that I could hardly put it down. The horrific murder of David Kushner's brother was heartbreaking, and he writes about his lifelong questioning of the whole situation - how it happened, who was involved and how it affected his family - in such a simple, straightforward way, Alligator - Far Rad - This Candys Gross (CD.
Since he was only four when the murder occurred, he spent much of his life putting the pieces together. I'm in awe of his family and how they coped through this ord I found this book to be such a mixture of tragedy and beauty that I could hardly put it down.
I'm in awe of his family and how they coped through this ordeal, continuing to be kind, loving and "normal" hate that word, but it just fits here even through the darkest days that anyone can imagine. That's where the beauty comes into play. A really good read, in my opinion, and my heart goes out to the author and his family. Sep 15, Jean rated it liked it. This was a compelling story, marred by some sloppy writing or, more likely, editing--"peaked" when they meant "peeked," and sentences like: "This was a grassroots effort, the kind of which the city hadn't been seen before.
However, it's a quick, interesting read and is in part an unusual perspective. The book is only partly about what happened to the author's brother in ; the perhaps more interesting part is his consideration of how This was a compelling story, marred by some sloppy writing or, more likely, editing--"peaked" when they meant "peeked," and sentences like: "This was a grassroots effort, the kind of which the city hadn't been seen before.
The book is only partly about what happened to the author's brother in ; the perhaps more interesting part is his consideration of how his family survived the trauma of the boy's murder. So often you hear about relationships foundering after a terrible event like that, but the Kushner's stayed together and stayed open, caring parents and people.
They must have been remarkable. Feb 13, Koren rated it liked it Shelves: true-crime. This book wasn't quite what I thought it was going to be. The author investigates the murder of his brother as a child and the author was 4 years old. He didn't remember much about it because of his age and wanted to know more.
I thought it would be about solving the murder but it was solved right away. I would have liked to know more about how the case was solved, but this was more about the author and his emotions following the death of his brother and how it effected his entire life. The book This book wasn't quite what I thought it was going to be. The book itself was ok as a memoir of living with the death of a brother, but as a case study it is sadly lacking.
Mar 25, Debbie rated it did not like it Shelves: non-fictionbook-club. I read this for book club a few months.
I did not like it. The author is revisiting a family tragedy -partly to determine how accurate his memory is over the events and partly to - it seems to me - to maybe lay some fears to rest as he now has children of Album) own. His story is not interesting to Alligator - Far Rad - This Candys Gross (CD - his is not the only family to experience unbearable loss - unfortunately and this type of story isn't my cup of tea. This seems like something he wrote more for himself - again, just not my cup of tea.
May 12, Karleen Brennan Turchin rated it really liked it. I currently live in the Tampa area, but wasn't living here when this murder happened, but I was curious to read this story.
I work in the legal field and have done so for over 30 years. While I really enjoyed this book, I would have liked to have known more about the legal end of this horrible story. I am glad to see both of these murders will never see the outside light of day again. Kushner recounts the devastating story of his brother John's murder in a beautifully subtle and contemplative style reminiscent of Patrick Dillon's very good book "Lost at Sea" ; even the title has a quiet, heartbreaking aspect to it.
Sep 01, Eileen rated it liked it Shelves: Sad at times due to the topic of young child's murder but author annoying in that he was extremely Repetitive and constantly interpreting his Album) which is insulting to the reader's intelligence. Mar 02, Randee rated it really liked it Shelves: non-fictioncrime. I cannot imagine anything worse in this life than having your child or sibling abducted, mutilated and murdered.
My heart weeps for anyone who has had to experience something this awful. The worst moment of my life was taking my 3 nieces to a neighboring town's summer fair.
They were 6, 8 and 10 at the time and the ten year old wanted to ride one of those circular rides that often makes one sick to their stomach. We watched her ride it standing at the fence; I was standing between the 6 and 8 ye I cannot imagine anything worse in this life than having your child or sibling abducted, mutilated and murdered.
We watched her ride it standing at the fence; I was standing between the 6 and 8 year old. I looked down and the 6 year old was no longer standing beside me. For anyone who has not experienced anything like this, I cannot begin to adequately describe the terror I felt. I learned how it felt to have one's legs turn to rubber. Every single story I had ever heard or read about a pedophile flashed through my mind. If anything happened to her, how would I live with myself, what could I possibly tell her Album), how was I going to find her in a crowd of thousands out on this warm summer evening?
I contacted security immediately, answered their questions and found a hill to stand on tp survey the crowd. It felt like an eternity had gone by, but in reality it couldn't have been more than minutes when I spotted her walking through the crowd. I ran down the hill and scooped her into my arms as she said with indignation, "Where were you guys?!!!
I was so relieved I couldn't do more than give her a lecture on how badly she had worried us and she must never ever wander away. I knew quite well 'that there but the grace of God The author's family was not so lucky.
Those were far more innocent days. Abducting and killing children didn't happen with the alarming regularly that it does today. All of us left our houses, rode our bikes and were out playing hours upon hours each day with our parents not really knowing exactly where we were except 'around the neighborhood. How shockingly horrible this must have been to everyone in Tampa, Florida where it took place and everyone who heard about it.
The author was only 4 years old but remembers his brother and is, of course, haunted by what happened to him. I hope writing this book was cathartic for him. I think he did a good job of delineating how his parents, his oldest brother and he got through it if only because there is no real alternative but to continue to live on despite being wounded and scarred forever. This is a painful story to read but an important one.
It made me wish I believed in hell because there is no fitting punishment in this life for people who commit such crimes. Sep 10, Chelsea rated it liked it Shelves: nonfiction. I have a lot of thoughts, many of which I won't write down, or that might come across not how I intend. This was a decent read, I appreciate David Kushner was willing to share this deeply tragic and personal story with us.
I do recognize writing the book likely had a lot of value to him, hopefully towards healing, and shouldn't exactly be up for critique to others. Also, some important context. I literally read stories from incarcerated people all day I work. I am very anti death penalty and ver I have a lot of thoughts, many of which I won't write down, or that might come across not how I intend. I am very anti death penalty and very pro opportunity for parole.
Although, I completely understand as a victim I would likely feel a change of heart- for better or worse. I felt like the writing was a bit repetitive, I think I could have gotten equal value from an essay lengthen piece of the story. It felt very personal and didn't touch a lot on opinions of criminal justice, or even treatment of trauma- which maybe I was looking for This case definitely is not a good one to read and feels worse than many of the stories I hear.
It was interesting told from the perspective of someone who in many ways, didn't feel the tragedy as it took place, because he was just so young, but rather felt it in how his family continued. I appreciate he includes some page space to discuss the offenders lives as well.
The book was very very aptly named. I'm not sure I would recommend to be honest. It feels like the kind of case one maybe even me reads for the wrong reasons It discusses the healing or maybe just existing to some extent, but to me felt like it hinged so much on the event itself. I think I will leave my review at that, mostly just some jumbled thoughts. Mar 05, Jamie Canaves rated it really liked it Shelves: egalley-arcsmurder-sstays-with-youbook-riot-unusual-suspects-newslettessay-memoir-autobiography.
You know how shows like Dateline sensationalize crimes and do gross things like asking you to Tweet who you think the killer is? This is not that. This is the reality. The family behind the tragedy. Told by the youngest member of the family as he questions how his family lived through and continued on after the murder of his eleven-year-old brother. Having only been 4 at the time he tries to understand what he remembered at the time, and looks back at a life of trying to process the tragedy, whi You know how shows like Dateline sensationalize crimes and do gross things like asking you to Tweet who you think the killer is?
Having only been 4 at the time he tries to understand what he remembered at the time, and looks back at a life of trying to process the tragedy, while also in retrospection seeing how his family members each got through together, and alone. If we read to understand, this is certainly a book to read involving tragedy and grief: while raw in parts, and gut-wrenching, it reminds you of the human spirit and the ability, with community, to survive.
I like true crime, but this was different. Please read with caution even if you are a true crime fan. The worst thing, they say, is to lose a child. David Kushner's brother, Jon, 11, gets on his bike and rides to the local in Tampa, Florida inpromising 4 year old David some alligator candy, a popular sweet of the time and locale. Jon never returns. I listened to the audiobook and Bronson Pinchot, a wonderful actor, narrated this horrifying story but was able to convey the angst and s I like true crime, but this was different.
I listened to the audiobook and Bronson Pinchot, a wonderful actor, narrated this horrifying story but was able to convey the angst and sadness so that I could listen without stopping.
I wanted to so many times. But as a literary piece, it is a glowing example of the genre of memoir. The aftermath and how David, his other brother Andy and their parents endure this horrific nightmare brings you to a world that is unfathomable. I wanted to stop many times, because the story was so painful but Kushner's writing was so poignant and real, I felt obligated to share his pain, as well as feel I was gaining something from listening to this memoir.
If you can get through the pain, experience Kushner a writer for NY Times, etc. If you can separate the pain from experiencing Kushner's journey, it is well worth your time. Feb 24, Gina rated it really liked it Shelves: non-fictionscaryrape-scenetrue-crime. But this one This one got me. Includes page book. Our all-time best seller. Also Available Digitally:. The perfect introduction to the first 20 years of Alligator's recordings, this two-CD set contains over minutes of our best recordings.
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