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Download Doc ¿ The Shiny Guys 261 pages à Doug macleod  ☄ [PDF / Epub] ☃ The Shiny Guys By Doug MacLeod ✓ – 'Wouldn't it be funny if they were real?''Shiny red men?''What if I were the sane one and everyone else was mad?'One night the shiny guys visit fifteen year old ColinWeapon a gentle giant and a girl who may be able to see what he can seeThe Shiny Guys is a dark sometimes funny novel about how fantasy and reality can merge especially when electricity is involve Brilliant unhinged desperately funny and sad Set in a 1985 psychiatric ward this novel tips its cap to Kafka with giant cockroaches and an ending that I found both whimsical and hopeful For those who like their books to be what Kafka believed they should be a hatchet to break the frozen sea within us

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Olin can read their thoughts They want him to pay for the terrible thing that he has done When the shiny guys won't go away Colin is admitted to ward 44 There he discovers an alien world a powerful Although I was confused for large chunks of this book I've decided that the writing is genius The story is about Colin who ends up in ward 44 following the abduction of his sister He starts to see shiny guys and experience some rather disturbing things His friends mango and Anthea are really interesting characters with their own set of problems The genius in this book is the authors ability to make you believe all Colin is going through which in reality is just the effects of his mind hallucinations induced by ECT and his trauma This book has a lot of pathos and whilst I think it's above most kids understanding those that persist will reap the rewards The reference to Kafka throughout the book was just genius and that it brings the book to a stunning conclusion makes it all the interesting Enjoy it's so worth it

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The Shiny Guys'Wouldn't it be funny if they were real?''Shiny red men?''What if I were the sane one and everyone else was mad?'One night the shiny guys visit fifteen year old Colin Lapsley They don't speak but C Wonderfully written story that is different twisted and full of humour but is still serious with the issues at hand ECT and mental illnesses What is there for me to say about this book without repeating myself due to its brilliance? This review is uite hard to write as it’s one of those books that gives you an appreciation for many things As I am studying Psychology and have looked into mental illnesses and know how it’s like and how someone can act and experienced it children with them first hand it just makes this less of a review but so praise for Doug MacLeod – for writing a story directed at young adults dealing with such a difficult subject as this And Doug does it with such skill that you don’t find yourself reading from the perspective of someone who is depressed or has anorexia or a development disorder You read it as though they’re like every other normal person with big dreams hopes and ambitions – just with an unlucky streak Reading The Shiny Guys is a breather from the shelves of and countless other young adult books todayNow don’t think this book is a ‘breather’ literally Colin our main character does not give you much of a chance to take a breath with his never ending playful jokes and his witty and jesting narration even through the highs and lows the dips and falls in the book Although Colin has had a traumatic experience not long ago which you will learn of when you read and finds himself in this psychiatric ward Ward 44 and surrounded by all these other patients – some he likes and some he despises – he doesn’t stop with the jokes even in his one on one meetings with his psychiatristdoctor This is another reason why I could praise Doug MacLeod to no end and it’s very hard to explain why right now so I’m just going to sit on this and think about it so that I can put it in a meaningful and comprehendible sentence But a passage I thought could encapsulate what I could want to say isThat night I feel uplifted by the new focus in my life When we are all gathered in the dining room I tell everyone that before we eat I would like to say grace Patients look surprised Val thinks this is a lovely idea I close my eyes clasp my hands and recite with uiet dignity‘While shepherds watched their flocks by nightAll seated on the grassThe angel of the Lord came downAnd kicked them up the arse Amen’Mango and Anthea burst out laughing Even apologetic Jill cracks a smile Val and Len who sit together are clearly not amused Val tells me that there will be a day of judgement and I won’t let be let into heaven This is fine by me The place is probably full of reformed alcoholics p111 112Now this may not be funny but it sure does show how much Colin loves to joke around and make fun of those patients he doesn’t enjoy being around – Val is one of them a woman who is heavily religious but is an alcoholic There’s your background informationEvery now and then though we also get a type of A between Anthea – the young girl with anorexia – and her doctor giving us a path to fully recognise and learn Anthea’s predicament and also we get a couple chapters from Mango’s point of view that are expressed differently Mango’s narration is full of spelling mistakes as if it’s that way he would spell it and although he is around the same age as both Anthea and Colin he has developmental problems which affects the way in which he communicates and deals with the world around him and the people who he is with These chapters could be the ‘breathers’ from Colin’sWithin Ward 44 we see a crush develop into a severe infatuation which doesn’t turn out the way Mango had wanted it to We see evil cockroaches – the shiny guys – inhabit Colin’s reality and his uest by the human sized cockroaches called Nestorians to eradicate them And we see Anthea try and defeat those shadows lurking near her within her All in all it’s about discovering the truth and not hiding behind your own self created lies Something we must all learn in ourselves and which many people with disabilities of all kinds can do so much better at than those that don’tYou should all read this