To preface this I must first say that I choose to read this book because I honestly want to see what I can learn from it as a writer and as a human being and to see how many issues that have reflected in this book will make themselves known to me.
I also would like to say I have a research paper to write for my college ethical systems class and after all the talk about this book I wanted to give it a go and see what I took from it and what kind of discussion I can develop from the narrative. I am going into this book with the full knowledge of the issues that have been discussed and I want to delve in and create my own informed opinion.
The paper is due at the end of April and so I will be starting my reading now and taking extensive notes and searching for in-depth information on the topic and how harmful it may or may not be. This discussion will touch on either the themes of race, self-harm, or chronic pain.
I do not yet know what argument I will be making and I do not yet know how this will be received. What I am curious about is if any of you would be interested in reading the paper or having a shorter version of it posted as a discussion on this blog.
I also would like to know if there are any sources or discussions you have read about the book that could be of help to me in writing this paper. I know that this is a particularly emotionally triggering book and that there have been so many passionate voices on this topic. Please be kind and thoughtful in the comments.
Thank you for reading! Let me know your thoughts and musings on this book. If you have read Carve The Mark, let me know your point of view. Your perspectives all are so helpful for me. I learn so much from all of you it’s amazing!
-Till next time!