TEXT Å The Enchanted Ð Rene Denfeld

The EnchantedSenses what others cannot Though bars confine him every minute of every day he marries magical visions of golden horses running beneath the prison heat flowing like molten metal from their backs with the devastating violence of prison lifeTwo outsiders venture here a fallen priest and the Lady an investigator who se “Inside the lies you tell become the person you become On the outside sun and reality shrink people back to their actual size In here people grow into their shadows” This is a book about monsters And the stories they have to tell Set on death row in a maximum security prison this book is narrated by a man whose name and crimes we are not told Through him we see the lives of men inside the prison those who long for death those who would do anything to escape it those who came to prison for petty crimes and ended up paying far than their crimes were worth We also see the lives of others a priest who wonders about redemption prison guards who believe that some men deserve to die and a lady who wants to save them all even though she isn't always sure why The Enchanted is about humanity at its worst at its most monstrous It's a gritty highly disturbing read that contains all manner of sexual abuse violence and drug use But it is also a beautifully written debut novel that will haunt me for a long time I thought it managed to pack many experiences into a short amount of pages without seeming over burdened by them introducing many different characters and developing them all into interesting albeit often despicable human beingsI admit that the death penalty is an area that I like to steer my mind away from and I'm glad I live in a country where it isn't up for much debate My initial instinct is always to see it as a bad thing to decry it as being a violation of something fundamental but perhaps I am a hypocrite because I'm certain I wouldn't feel so forgiving if the victim was someone I loved Then again what if the culprit was I don't even know Most people when asked would say they'd go back and kill Hitler if they had the chance so I guess nearly all if not all of us are willing to cross the line sometimes We all just define the line differentlyBut despite what I initially wondered might be the case this isn't a book about pushing a message Or that's not what I took from it I don't think this is about whether or not the death penalty should be used or whether or not people deserve to die it is far complex than that If there is any message here it's that everyone even monsters has a story A woman who let men come and go through her door for years to molest her baby Not out of evil but for a reason that's harder to accept she didn't know better The ending surprised me and has continued to leave me feeling hollow and haunted in a good way I might add I understand that this won't be a book for everyone and I don't want to play down some of the vivid descriptions of vile acts and upsetting scenes but if you think you can stomach it I highly recommend this book It was a simultaneously beautiful and ugly story based on the author's own experiences as an investigator on death row and I really hope Denfield writes in the futureBlog | Leafmarks | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Tumblr

BOOK The Enchanted

READER ✓ DOC The Enchanted ↠ RENE DENFELD ↠ [PDF / Epub] ✅ The Enchanted ⚣ Rene Denfeld – This is an enchanted place Others don't see it but I doThe enchanted place is an ancient stone prison viewed through the eyes of a death row inmate who finds escape in his books and in re imArches for buried information from prisoners' pasts that can save those soon to be executed Digging into the background of a killer named York she uncovers wrenching truths that challenge familiar notions of victim and criminal innocence and guilt honour and corruption ultimately revealing shocking secrets of her own Beautifully written book about a prison primarily the death row block and a lady that investigates their cases to try to get them off death rowThere was love in these pages too you end up caring about all of these characters even the most horrific as some of their background stories come to lifeThis was an enchanting and atmospheric read

Rene Denfeld Ð The Enchanted MOBI

This is an enchanted place Others don't see it but I doThe enchanted place is an ancient stone prison viewed through the eyes of a death row inmate who finds escape in his books and in re imagining life around him weaving a fantastical story of the people he observes and the world he inhabits Fearful and reclusive he This book just kicked me in the emotions