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Paintings on The Father Wall

Paintings on The Father Wall [Kindle Edition]

Ami Braverman
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A collection of 3 unique short stories addressing the complex relationships between sons and neglectful fathers. The stories deal with intricate issues such as perception, anger, development, sanity and more.
The stories are:
'A Conflict of Necessity'
A father and son battle it out in a final showdown. The story is portrayed in a special style, depicting it as an intense movie scene.

'Benny and Jiggles'
"Bennie was 8. He was 8 and he already had ancient memories."

'Monkey Dynamo'
A surreal story with a twist. A second twist is that the story is prominently based on the author's personal life.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 104 KB
  • Print Length: 22 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003DKJS66
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,092,264 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Unmemorable 4 Oct 2011
By Ca
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Can't even remember much about this sample book - didn't enjoy it - hence I didn't buy the full copy. Nothing else to report about it. Promptly delivered - but then what can you expect from Kindle!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Portraits of Broken Families 13 Aug 2011
By Beth Kristen Nehme - Published on
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These are not so much stories as portraits of three different families. I first read them months ago, and I just reread them to write the review. Although I couldn't remember the details of the stories themselves, I remembered the emotional impact that the stories had on me. The portraits are beautifully written even though the subject matter is difficult. The stories all deal with the after effects of emotional or physical child abuse.

A Conflict of Necessity - A young man (grown and out of the house) confronts his emotionally distant father.

Bennie and Jiggles - A 10 year-old boy's only memories of his father involve being beaten with a shoe.

Monkey Dynamo - A prankster claims his pranks are caused by waiting at curbside every day for a father that never showed up. [This one is a little weird, but lighter than the others].

These are dark places to visit, but it's worth the trip. I feel I have a slightly better understanding of a world that, fortunately, I have never lived in.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Makes you think 14 Jun 2011
By Trish Arrowsmith - Published on
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Short stories, but if you're looking for a quick "easy" read, these are not for you. The stories are well written and also thought provoking. There is no lightbulb at the end that just lights up. These stories leave you wondering. If you've grown up in the absence of a father or the presence of an abusive father, you may have an "ah-ha!" moment while reading. If not, you'll have to draw your own conclusions and maybe reread the stories to pick up what you may have missed. Overall, I did enjoy the stories.
3.0 out of 5 stars fathers wall 25 July 2013
By Jbarr5 (julie Barrett) - Published on
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Paintings on The Father Wall by Ami Braverman
3 different stories, quite diverse. Each one about how a son remembers their neglectful father.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars face to face with father relationships and undrstanding 17 Feb 2013
By DeNisa Howe - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
It was a book of three short stories. The first one was a it hard to understand and not sure I did but I did really enjoy the last two. They weren't so much plain and simple but carried some emotion and left you with the thought of thinking back in your own past or even your fiends. Maybe people grow up to be who they are because of their childhood and maybe it allowed them not to be like what they lived through. I love a book of several short stories great reading at lunch time.."
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Emotionally tone deaf 15 Dec 2011
By morehumanthanhuman - Published on
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These stories aren't written badly, but they struck me as emotionally "off" or tone deaf. Fiction about abuse -- whether physical or emotional -- can take us places that are difficult, places that are unfamiliar or maybe sadly familiar. But in each story, I found myself thinking that people wouldn't act that way or think that way -- things were a little too pat, a little too rushed. Language was a bit careless, observations were a little bit off.

It's hard to specify exactly what seemed off about these stories but it was almost as if I was reading a collection of stories written by somebody who hadn't had much more exposure to father/child dynamics than watching a Lifetime movie marathon.
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