So Shall We Pass

So Shall We Pass

by Michael Barrera
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So Shall We Pass 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I actually read this book as a .pdf when it was forwarded to me from a friend who knew the author. (Apparently, he was mass-mailing digital copies of this book before it was published.) Anyway, it was outrageously good. I had no intention of even starting to read a new novel, but it pulled me in and I ended up reading it all in one sitting. It is short enough to get through very quickly, and it really takes you on a crazy trip. Even though I read it online, I still want a copy of my own.
spure More than 1 year ago
This book was artistic, deep, sophisticated, and inspired a substantial amount of thought and reflection. This one is going to live with me. It's totally unbelievable that this the author's first published piece of literature. While it has a definite darkness to it, there is also a great deal of hope. The book is unsettling, but realistic in its depravity, and one can completely relate to the crazy thoughts the main character has while he struggles to understand the world he is growing up in, all the while fighting to prevent his baby sister from seeing what he has seen. The landscape, the scenes, and the characters inner struggles were vividly painted, and completely realistic and believable. In its written form, this short novel nonetheless presents the kind of picturesque Texas imagery from No Country for Old Men- similar psychological questions asked, but nowhere near the level of blood and violence (which I appreciated) While a quick read, it similarly has the sort of lasting and vivid imagery you'd expect from a Steinbeck, and definitely lingers in your mind long after you put it down. This one is a find- Check it out before everyone else does.
orrin33 More than 1 year ago
Good read. As someone from Texas, I can tell you that the descriptions of the Texas heat are probably the best I've ever read.
uvalde More than 1 year ago
Something like watching a movie. The writing really was excellent though. This is the kind of book I'd want to read again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dark and desolate, but actually uplifting in a weird way. There was something about the whole story that actually made me feel good for Jacob. It wasn't as dark as some people here made it sound. I think there is definitely a positive way to interpret the story. All around good story with writing that made it fun to read. I've never felt so connected with a character.
Cat_Kuma More than 1 year ago
Barrera makes my question my own understanding of good and evil, beautiful and ugly, and my own self versus the world.