The Weight of This World - David Joy

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Harsh Living
Drug Dependency
Meth-Amphetamines 
PTSD
Gritty Realistic Fiction
Poignant & Brutal
TW: Dog Violence


With Audio Performed by Macleod Andrews
 
 
 
LINK TO SYNOPSIS (AUTHOR'S WEBSITE)
 
 

MY RATING⇢ 4 STARS | GRADE B+



 
 

 

MY THOUGHTS

 
Another bleak disheartening look at the harsh life you may get if you go down the road with drugs.  The drug of choice for this story is Meth.  Why anyone would choose to do this drug in the first place is beyond me...but for some, maybe it is beyond them...almost as if it chooses them instead of the other way around.  The book portrays how circumstances beyond control can set one down a path that no one should ever have to go down.  The story itself is superbly written, and it reminded me of Winter's Bone with the atmosphere that was set. 
 
Narration by Macleod Andrews is well performed...and I haven't listened to anything by him that I didn't enjoy, actually.  Overall, The Weight of This World is a gripping story despite some lagginess and that one particular element of the story that left me really sad...seriously, you didn't have to kill the dog off, dude...RIP Loretta Lynn.
 
 
 
 
 

THE BREAKDOWN⇢  

 
Plot⇢ 4/5
Narration Performance 4.5/5
Characters 4/5
The Feels 3.5/5
Pacing 4.2/5
Addictiveness 4.3/5
Theme or Tone 4/5
Flow (Writing Style) 4/5
Backdrop (World Building) 4.3/5
Originality 4/5
Ending 3.8/5
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Book Cover It's quite striking...the nastiness of the trailer is quite vivid.
Setting Little Canada, North Carolina (The Mountains)
Source Libby Audiobook (Library)
Length 7 hours, 37 minutes.