Unaccustomed Mercy



Unaccustomed Mercy A collection of short stories by DB Cox. Read Unaccustomed Mercy – heartforum.co.uk

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  • Kindle Edition
  • 80 pages
  • Unaccustomed Mercy
  • D.B. Cox
  • English
  • 15 April 2018

10 thoughts on “Unaccustomed Mercy

  1. Simon West-Bulford says:

    A common theme and mood runs through this compilation It s a sombre affair, taking you to the damaged depths of each character and holding you there, even after you ve put the book down Relief from the dark comes not from the stories, but from the beauty that often comes through the prose As an example I am a ghost in revolt, abiding inside a forever hungry leviathan a bone cold manhole where no rebels ma...

  2. Jonny Gibbings says:

    Okay, so where to start with Unaccustomed Mercy For a start, I am not a fan of short story collections Probably because I have read some crap, from big names like Will Self indulgent.This though, reads like a Tom Waits album, just so much depth shoe horned in a short space It is a dirty glimpse of a world unable resolve their failings, endless broken spirits that some how transcend the remains of a desire for retribution or forgiveness Each story kind of bullies you in, then abandons you Okay, so where to start with Unaccustomed Mercy For a start, I am not a fan of short story collections Probably because I have read some crap, from big names like Will Self indulgent.This though, reads like a Tom Waits album, just so much depth shoe horned in a short space It is a dirty glimpse of a world unable resolve their failings, endless broken spirits that some how transcend the remains of a desire for retribution or forgiveness Each story kind of bullies you in, then abandons you with a bunch of questions.Drunks, Vietnam Vets, murderers, the people of the shadows.This collection I took with me while working on a screenplay in Camden, London, I d read it, go get a bottle of wine through the dark streets of London, back to my shitty room and read itThere is a fresh, lack of bullshit to Cox Nothing is padded out with fluff and prose, it is sharp, edgy and Bukowski e...

  3. Gordon says:

    The past haunts these characters, an ominous dread pervading their beings no matter how they ve tried to atone for their wrongdoings, whether it was merely taking orders or hurting those they love Many of them are veterans, abandoned by a nation that once sent them off to perform its dirty work, now broken down and getting by on drink or pills and the lonesome tones of some juke joint Stratocaster Arming themselves against an enemy that may appear only in the mirror these days In spare and so The past haunts these characters, an ominous dread pervading their beings no matter how they ve tried to atone for their wrongdoings, whether it was merely taking orders or hurting those they love Many of them are veterans, abandoned by a nation that once sent them off to perform its dirty work, now broken down and get...

  4. Craig Wallwork says:

    Each story in Unaccustomed Mercy reads like a scream that awakes you in the night There is a beginning, something unnerving that pulls you into the dark underbelly of life, slowly followed by a sense of regret and hopelessness But there is no end Instead, what D.B Cox offers you is a moment, a single action that reverberates in your mind long after it has disappeared For this reason, Unaccustomed Mercy is not an easy book to read If you want stories with resolution, twee and sickly sweet c Each story in Unaccustomed Mercy reads like a scream that awakes you in the night There is a beginning, somet...

  5. Nicholas Karpuk says:

    This isn t a long book, but it took me many sittings to get through There s an intensity to the emotions contained within that doesn t allow you to just curl up with this on a lazy Sunday and work through the whole thing For starters many of the stories concern war veterans, and even the ones that don t tend to involve deeply damaged men of one sort or another Cox has a knack for pulling the reader in to these closed off enclaves of human life where psychologically damaged men retreat to The This isn t a long book, but it took me many sittings to get through There s an intensity to the emotions contained within that doesn t allow you to just curl up with this on a lazy Sunday and work through the whole thing For starters many of the stories concern war veterans, and even the ones that don t tend to involve deeply damaged men of one sort or another Cox has a knack f...

  6. Edward Rathke says:

    Full review at ThunderDome It brought Thom Jones to mind, as I think they write about similar people, though, if possible, Cox gets darker and somehow never feels forced, almost as if he casually sits amongst the demons, mocks them even as they prod at him viciously, endlessly These stories carry shattered souls within them, so far from sunlight that they re unaware how the darkness grows and consumes them Too, along with Jones, I m reminded, at times, of Camus The Stranger and Meursault Full review at ThunderDome It brought Thom Jones to mind, as I think they write about similar people, though, if possible, Cox gets darker and somehow never feels forced, almost as if he casually sits amongst the demons, mocks them even as they prod at him viciously, endlessly These stories carry shattered souls within t...

  7. Pat Pujolas says:

    A series of hard hitting shorts that readlike blues music, each story variations on a larger, recurring theme Perhaps the key to understanding it can be found in the story Carrying the Bear, where the narrator discovers a manuscript with a series of unfinished tales about a decorated war veteran who returns home angry, disillusioned, and dragging a hard drug habit And so it goes with all the stories in Unaccustomed Mercy But the characters found here arethan that they are dam A series of hard hitting shorts that readlike blues music, each story variations on a larger, recurring theme Perhaps the key to understanding it can be found in the story Carrying the Bear, where the narrator discovers a ma...

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