I Never Said I Loved You
'I Never Said I Love You is one of the most electric, enchanting, engrossing and energising memoirs of self-harm, self-loathing, grief, eating disorders, suicide - and sex - that you will read.'
The Sunday Times
'Indecently entertaining... one of the most uplifting and eccentric memoirs I have ever read.' Observer
'Brutally honest and relentlessly funny.' Adam Kay, author of
I finally got my humble Kindle copy on Monday. Huzzah!
I've read a few books recently that deal with masculinity, mothers and mental health (Ocean Vuong's 'On earth we're briefly gorgeous', David ...more
I read this because a friend of mine suffers from depression and I wanted to know more about how it feels. This felt very honest, raw and painful at times but I was surprised at how funny and even hopeful it was at the same time. I would certainly recommend it.
Each chapter describes how Rhik comes to terms with a different aspect of life and closes with a letter to a different person, saying things he wishes were said.
This is a powerful book and it made me laugh, a lot, despite the content.
Did I cry at the end? Maybe. But what he said about his mum at the end would make anyone cry. ...more
Samadder talks about his history of childhood sexual abuse and his lifelong struggle with mental illness. Samadder also talks a lot about his relationship with his mother over time, and the impact that his mental illness and adulthood revelation of his childhood abuse had on that relationship. He also talks about his romantic relationships and the effect of ...more
I Never Said I Loved You is at once witty and excruciating.
Rhik Samadder's writing is fluent and dynamic, his story, intimate.In one word, brilliant.
I began this book, recordingpassages that enthralled me. They were ubiquitous. I stopped documenting for the sake of immersion in Samadder's narration.Okay, just a few more:
"Depressives are constantly advised to be more ...more
this is a painful and beautiful read - five stars fully deserved for a stroll around the mind of a top favourite writer
BETTER THAN THE EGG THING
His honesty is brutal and absolute in its content and delivery and a gift to all of us those doubting our personal mental viability regardless and ...more
Sincere, insightful and above all relatable, this book is all the frivolous joy of Samaddder's articles, but placed into context in a way that hits with a sometimes breathtaking punch. The man behind the words is not at all what I expected, but I'm glad I got to know him a little by reading this, because in committing his own demons to paper he helps all of us deal with ours.
|What's the Name o...: SOLVED. blue cover, dark humour, the first line /paragraph had a reference to ‘waking up in the same bed as my mother’ / ‘in bed with my mother’. 2019, released in hardback only as of Jan 2020. [s]||5||35||Jan 02, 2020 12:57PM|