Together We Will Go
Mark Antonelli, a failed young writer looking down the barrel at thirty, is planning a cro ...more
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It's important to know that 𝙏𝙤𝙜𝙚𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙒𝙚 𝙒𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙂𝙤 takes an unflinching look at both suicide and assisted suicide. It's not a book I would recommend to just anyone but I think those who can handle the subject matter will appreciate it.
𝘍𝘢𝘪𝘭𝘦𝘥 𝘸𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘔𝘢𝘳𝘬 𝘱𝘶𝘵𝘴 𝘢𝘯 𝘢𝘥 𝘰𝘯𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘦 𝘴𝘢𝘺𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘩𝘦'𝘴 𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘢 𝘣𝘶𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘥𝘳𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘢𝘤𝘳𝘰𝘴𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘺 𝘵𝘰 𝘚𝘢𝘯 𝘍𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘪𝘴𝘤𝘰 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘥𝘳𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘰𝘧𝘧 𝘢 𝘣𝘳𝘪𝘥𝘨𝘦, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘱𝘪𝘤𝘬 𝘶𝘱 𝘢𝘯𝘺𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘸𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘫𝘰𝘪𝘯 𝘩𝘪𝘮 𝘢𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘢𝘺.
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Hidden within the pages of Personals section is an ad placed by a failed writer, who has chosen to end his life.
He is seeking “like -minded” people who want to take a cross country trip with him on a beat-up school bus, which will end with flying off of a cliff at sunset when they reach San Francisco.
There is one stipulation-each must write their story-explaining their decision and relinquishing the rights to it-and each must sign an legally binding agreement.
We get to know this interesting a ...more
Brilliant, Heart-Wrenching and So Very Unexpected.
A group of strangers come together for a road trip with only one destination: The end of the road.
For these strangers, either their lives didn’t turn out as they expected or things seem utterly hopeless and when an opportunity arises, to face the end together, they decide to take it.
Mark is a writer who never got that big break. Having always felt like a failure, he is the o ...more
I’ve been on a bit of a kick these days choosing books with a psychological theme, so no surprise that this title grabbed me when I saw it on Net Galley. Good pick! I raced through it in 4 days, which is fast for me.
Wow. I have to say this is the most unique book I have read in quite a while. If I can find something that ticks the three requisite boxes, then I’ve succeeded in selecting a good one. First, all the feels. Check! Second, I learn something. Oh yes—check! T ...more
You see us as you want to see us - in the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. But what we found out is that each one of us is a brain...and an athlete...and a basket case...a princess...and a criminal. Does that answer your question?
These immortal words close out the iconic John Hughes' film The Breakfast Club. Together We Will Go touts itself as Breakfast Club meets Silver Lining ...more
Together We Will Go caught me off guard. It’s a bit sunnier than I expected it to be. Not as heavy.
I mean, a story about 12 strangers on a bus, road-tripping across the country together for the sole purpose of driving straight off the edge of a cliff?!?! That’s dark, right?
In the capable hands of J. Michael Straczynski, though, it’s not. Or rather, it’s not as dark as it could be.
Written in an epistolary style that includes audio tr ...more
OMG! I loved a few of them a lot! I personally wished to have powers to cure them or do something magical to take away their pain! Karen, Lisa, Dylan (he’s the driver, not the part of suicide pact) , Tyler, Sunny Shanelle, Zeke, Theo were my favorite ones!
Struggling author Marc Antonelli, 29 , ...more
In addition to being the author of this novel, Together We Will Go, J. Michael Straczynski is also a screenwriter for both television and film, a producer and director, in addition to being a comic book writer. I’d list some of the films and television series he’s been involved with, but it would take pages.
A story of a gathering of a disparate assortment of people who only seem to have one thing in common, but over time recognize that the things they have in common are more than just their com ...more
Publisher: Gallery/Scout Press
Pub. Date: July 6, 2021
While reading the book I was not aware that J. Micahel Straczynski, is the co-creator of many TV shows including “Babylon 5: The Lost Tales.” Even without this knowledge, I could tell that he is a talented and funny writer. “Together We Will Go” is a tragic comedy. I say this because the novel looks at the reasons why people commit suicide yet, the author will make you laugh time and time again. He manages to do this ...more
I have no idea is goodreads adds the standard boilerplate to the review or not, but since Blogger doesn't: I won an Advance Reader Copy (ARC) of this book for an honest review of it prior to publication.
I hate to use what may seem like a flippant title for this post, given it takes away from the serious nature of the topic, but frankly, one of my defense mechanisms is ...more
Be warned this book is about suicide which is not an easy topic.
Straczynski is an amazing author and this book does not disappoint.
Mark, a struggling author at almost 30 years old, is suffering from chronic depression. He keeps submitting works and gets rejected all the time. He decides to organize a trip: he rents a bu ...more
You already know that this book is about suicide so you can't be upset if you read this book and then want to complain!
The characters are as complex as their reasons are to end their lives. I was totally invested and immersed in each character and I actually wish that their book had been longer so we could see the ramifications of those who chose a different path.
The writing is unique since we have a variety of styles-instant messages, journals, reco ...more
I’m going to come out in the very beginning and announce Content Warning: Suicide for this novel. If this is a topic that t ...more
Mark, an aspiring and failing writer, embarks on a cross-country journey with the end result of dying by suicide. He buys a low-end tour bus and takes out an ad for people to join him on hi ...more
Together We Will Go
J. Michael Straczynski
Out July 6, 2021
This book is not for everyone. It is honest, painful, heartbreaking, beautiful, and unflinching. It follows a group of strangers that have all decided they are finished with life, and come together to take one last road trip that will complete with them driving over the edge of a cliff...
This book was a lot of different things: shockingly funny at times, incredibly engaging, genuinely uniq ...more
Written in a multimedia format, this story is dark, hilarious, adventurous, and filled with friendship and love, sometimes all withi ...more