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  • I think that Burroughs has a very keen eye for describing people, and you can really see the different persons in his book in front of you, as if you had known them your entire life
  • I like to read a really honest book, if this is the life he has had he should be able to tell about it without romanticising it
  • I would recommend this book to anyone that likes memoirs and are intrested in reading about a very different childhood story

    • by arvvaz89
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      I have just read a great bok by Augusten Burroughs, called Running With Scissors. Burroughs have quickly grown to be one of my new favorite authour. Augusten Burroughs writes about his life, in Running With Scissors he tells us about his troubled youth and his relationship to his mother, who was mentally ill. When he was in his teens, his mother sent hom away to live with her psychiatrist and his family, who turned out to be just as, if not more insane than his mother. It’s fascinating to read such a life story, and most of the time you can’t really believe the

      craziness that comes out of the pages. Burroughs though, tells the story with a sense of humour that makes you laugh and cry at the same time.

      When i started reading this book, i had almost lost my appetite for reading, but i read Running With Scissors in a fever that i have not experienced in a very long time. I guess that is because it is indeed a book about hope, and there is still a lot of happy moments and so on. There is also the feeling that the situation will improve, and that there is something better looming at the ...


      • horizon. I think that Burroughs has a very keen eye for describing people, and you can really see the different persons in his book in front of you, as if you had known them your entire life. I also think that it is, as i mentioned before, a testament to Augusten Burroughs talent as a writer that he can make something so horrible (when you start thinking about it) funny. I also like that he clearly doesn’t write asking for pity. It is more like, this is me and this is what i have gone thorugh in my life. It is refreshing to read
        someone with a troubled upbringing not begging for our pity and sympathy at every page, even if it could be justified.

        And even though it is funny, some moments really make wince, but it’s his life and i do not think that he shoudl try to cover up the worst parts when he is writing about it. I like to read a really honest book, if this is the life he has had he should be able to tell about it without romanticising it. I would recommend this book to anyone that likes memoirs and are intrested in reading about a very different childhood story.




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