Nothing Important Happened Today
When strangers take part in a series of group suicides, everything suggests that a cult is to blame. How do you stop a cult when nobody knows they are a member?
Nine people arrive one night on Chelsea Bridge. They’ve never met. But at the same time, they run, and leap to their deaths. Each of them received a letter in
This is the opening, described collectively, by The People of Choice, as they become known throughout the world. Who and what are they? Why do th ...more
# Because of the content/subject of the book which is suicide and at times quite graphic description of mass suicides I think its wise to say that this book would be upsetting if you have been affected by this and also tbh for some people if you haven’t been affected by it #
This book is unusual, unusual in content, writing style and presentation to any I have ever read
The book starts with a mass suicide on Chelsea Bridge and in its unique raw and shocking way it goes on via exp ...more
I was literally blown away with this book. I have never read anything like it before and I read a lot of crime, psychological, mystery thrillers. Go into this book blind. It will be so addictive you will be flipping the pages to see what is going to happen next.
The writing style is written in the third person and the ...more
Nothing important happened today. And even if it did, I wouldn’t remember because what little brain I have was blown to smithereens from reading Will Carver’s weird and wonderful new book. I don’t know what they put in his breakfast but it sure is providing us with the most exceptional and deliciously dark stories I’ve ever come across.
Nine strangers meet on Chelsea Bridge and jump to their deaths. ...more
I've read a lot of books over the years and whilst reading this one I couldn't help but think of the only other author who made me feel this way. The story screams Kafka to me; there's that fusion of realism and fantasy, with the isolation of the nameless characters who form a cult, yet are totally separate from one another.
I saw this as screw it. Not dedicating to no one which made me laugh. But then I turned the page.
If you've ever read Will Carver, you know he's a master at storytelling. But this book was written by a genius. A genius that sees and feels everyone he ...more
Nothing Important Happened Today is one of the most original, shocking and compelling novels I’ve read this year!
The whole story centres around cults and how nine, seemingly normal, people would throw themselves off a bridge. The story is told from multiple perspectives, interwoven with a very angry and bitter narrator whose voice is just so authentic, it almost felt like he was talking directly to ...more
Nothing Important Happened Today is quite possibly the most unique book I've ever had the pleasure of reading. Carver is a flippin' genius for coming up with the premise and he executes it brilliantly.
Nine strangers appear on Chelsea Bridge one day, each holding a bag with a rope and suicide note. They don't speak but at the same time, they leap to their deaths in front of 32 witnesses. The strangers ...more
They are the ‘People of Choice‘. Nine strangers, who in a coordinated jump, leap to their death from off Chelsea Bridge. None of them wants to die, they want to live but die, at their own hands they do. Unknowingly they are part of a cult, a movement and by jumping they become part of something.
The morning before they jump they all receive the exact same letter. The only thing that ties them all toget ...more
But genius is really is. It is like NOTHING I have ever read before and I read north of 300 books a year. As well as being a cracking story I learned an awful lot about cults, cult mentality a ...more
What really happened forced me out one rainy day to a coffee shop, where I could read this book in the safety of a crowded room. To say the writing sty ...more
**If swearing bothers you and/or talk of suicide is triggering, I would suggest you steer clear of this book**
There are people who jump off a bridge, nine of them, in fact. This is how it starts. They were all told to do it, and how to do it and off they went. They are part of The People of Choice, although unlike other ...more
It is the story of suicide, that starts with 9, very different people, jumping off Chelsea bridge, with nooses round their necks…..each given a number, not a name…..what would make them do this? Who are The People of Choice?
Is this a cult?
Told from several perspectives ...more
It dragged a little in places, with certain parts being a little repetitive, and it took all my will power not to skip ahead - I still feel I’ve read something I haven’t read before. Great effort!
Nine people arrive one night on Chelsea Bridge all carrying matching backpacks with specific matching ropes inside. They’ve never met but they run and leap to their deaths. Every one of them received a letter in the post that morning, a pre-written suici ...more
Have you read it? Good.
As you can probably guess, this book is not full of the warm and fuzzies. Not even just the fuzzies unless you have employed ...more