Atlas, Broken

Atlas, Broken

by Jeremy Tyrrell


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"Things go right all the time, Hank. Just not for the right people."
Henry Ludlow is a man being crushed by the humdrum of modern life. His will is eroded as the world takes its toll on one little man.
A depressing tale of a man's struggle against his life, 'Atlas, Broken', explores the burden of present-day strife.

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ISBN-13: 9781326059552
Publication date: 12/03/2014
Pages: 84
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.17(d)

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Atlas, Broken 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
CayceCampaign7 More than 1 year ago
This book needs to be read by those who struggle with depression and even those who do not. This is an eye opening, gut wrenching novel about the hardcore truth about the toll of depression. As a woman who suffers from depression, I understand this book a little too well. It is not easy to watch as something you held most dear slowly fall to pieces in the blink of an eye. The body transformation of Henry was also relatable too. There are some days when my depression is so crippling and hard that I don't want to take care of myself nor do I care about doing so. The complexity of this book is extremely detailed to the point where you can see it so clearly within the confines of your mind and you can't help but want to cry for Henry. Author Jeremy Tyrrell has brought forth a novel I know for a fact accurately shows the affects depression has on every aspect of your life. This book even more so than anything that I've read up to this point. It's worth taking the time to sit and read over and over again then pass along to others.
LAStotts More than 1 year ago
This novel was absolutely gripping in the story it told. I did not know it was possible for an author to paint such a vivid, complete, complex, and deep picture of all of the intricate workings of depression and horrible, crushing experiences and toll that life can take on you, and what it can turn you or your loved ones in to. This novel was captivating and immersive, and I am in awe of the skill the author possessed in bring this story and the character to life. It is absolutely a must read!
DrDavidPowers More than 1 year ago
I know you're not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but we all do. A crappy cover and a book doesn't get a second glance. I first checked out this book because of the cover and title, and I'm glad I did. I'm pretty sure you'll be glad you did too. The only thing better is that you also have this review to go on. I am a huge fan of metaphorical novels, those that use fictional stories to teach about real things, not just tell a story. A great metaphor will do both, and this one fits the bill. One of the most popular ones ever, of course, is the one this title is taken from, Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged. This one tells a story of depression and strife in the modern world. It presents the story of both, so that the reader can feel their presence rather than just read about them. In my professional life, I run my own counseling practice, and, I have to be honest, if I were to recommend a book to a client battling these issues, I'd send them here before I would a dry boring non-fiction book. Whether you're just looking for a great read or a book that will help you in your own struggles, I'd highly recommend this one.
Yvette_M More than 1 year ago
Great novel! I was first taken by the brilliant title, " Atlas, Broken." As I read on I couldn't stop reading about Henry and the crippling burden placed on top his static and unfulfilling life. The author excels in conveying to his readers how life is slowly eating Henry, whether he's waking up from work, at work, and getting home. Each detail of his life is just consuming this poor character and the loving family he once had. The most tragic moment was when I, as the reader, realized the serious disconnection he had with his daughter. I loved how the book explains how the world wasn't just crushing him, it was slowly morphing his once sweet and innocent pea into a bratty entitled young adult. Overall, I've to say that Henry physically decaying make me feel totally grossed out--but that's what occurs when the author excels in vivid storytelling. I highly recommend!