100 Unfortunate Days

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100 Unfortunate Days

Unfortunate Days Warning This book might NOT be for you A black hearted diary and not for the faint of heart If you found a diary you might take a peek if you found the diary of a madwoman how could you turn away

  • Title: 100 Unfortunate Days
  • Author: Penelope Crowe
  • ISBN: 2940013325982
  • Page: 154
  • Format: Nook
  • Warning This book might NOT be for you.A black hearted diary and not for the faint of heart.If you found a diary you might take a peek if you found the diary of a madwoman, how could you turn away 100 UNFORTUNATE DAYS book brings a realization that the mad walk among us and me BE us.

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    1. M.L. Roos on said:

      Today's Five STAR Have you ever read a book that scared you? As a horror writer, book reviewer and editor, I have read thousands of books. None have affected me as much as The Exorcist, and now, 100 Unfortunate Days.Penelope Crowe has written an innocuous tale. first glance. A thought provoking story about a woman trapped in her own mind and who writes out her thought process day by day then takes us with her on this journey of a lost soul. She writes about life. Having babies and how depressing [...]

    2. Heather Adkins on said:

      There are books that touch your soul. Books that make you think. Books that are so eloquently written, so inside the narrator's mind, that you forget where you start and the book begins. Crowe has crafted a journal of 100 days that can make you laugh, sigh, and frown all in one "day". Theological, anti-spiritual, psychological, just plain weird Crowe has a grasp of the reality and truth of this world and life that many others could never put into words - though they understand it to be true. 100 [...]

    3. Walter Eckland on said:

      This is one powerfully written book 100 Unfortunate Days is a fast read, a troubling read but also a great read.From the first page of 100 Unfortunate Days you are transported instantly into the mind of the main character. It is a troubled mind. This is not a normal person. Then again, maybe it is. The personality of the main character instantly comes strongly through. While it is not a normal personality parts of it may be in people you know. Penelope has a very consistent, crisp and clean writ [...]

    4. Paul Dail on said:

      From my blog pauldail- A horror writer's not necessarily horrific blogThe narrator of 100 Unfortunate Days starts out by telling us, “The pain behind my eye reminds me I have worms in my brain.” The first time I heard of spirochetes was in Vonnegut’s introduction to Breakfast of Champions, where he talks about the corkscrew bacteria which afflict poor souls in the last stages of syphilis. It is an image which stuck with me. A little research will tell you that this particular phylum of bac [...]

    5. Jonathan on said:

      Full disclosure: I started this book when I was laid up in the hospital, high on pain-killers, and recovering from a painful kidney stone (is there any other kind?). I’m not sure if that should predispose me to liking this story or hating it, but there is that factor. I mean, that said, as soon as I started the book, I began raving to my then-fiancee about the brilliance of what I was reading. I still stand by my statement.I cut a lot of my real literary teeth on Beat writing. From Kerouac to [...]

    6. M.L. John on said:

      This book read like the stream-of-consciousness diary of a woman losing her mind. I wasn't sure what I was getting into when I read it, and at first, I wasn't sure if it was fiction or the actual thoughts of someone suffering from mental illness. I thought, there's no story to this, but there is. It's buried in the ramblings. Strange and dark, this book left me with a heavy chill that wouldn't let me sleep even after I put it down. The spookiest part was that some of this madwoman's thoughts ech [...]

    7. Monika on said:

      I’ve tried and tried to think of how to explain this book and I just can’t seem to come up with anything that accurately describes this story, or is it a story? It’s a 100 days of haunting thoughts of a women in trouble. Some of them seem lucid and others aren’t, I wondered about her life does she appear ‘normal’ on the outside to everyone, is she able to function so no one notices how troubled she is?It’s dark, scary and it terrified me that this woman could be any one of useven m [...]

    8. Cheyenne Blue on said:

      You know those writing exercises you do when you're blocked? Pick up a pen, sit in front of the keyboard, clear your mind and write whatever comes into your head, without censor or editing? This book reads like 100 such exercises. Some are dark, some of them are things that come through my head, some are only a sentence. It's an interesting idea, but by about day 70 I was starting to skim.

    9. Wanda Hartzenberg on said:

      When I first started this book I hated it. It made no sense. Then I got frustrated and started from the beginning and this time really read what was written. And wow. Scary, dark because it is so real. Not for everybody, possibly not for most but it is a really insightful read.

    10. Mari Biella on said:

      Another week, another review – and another chance to reflect on just how diverse a place the indie jungle can be. Last week I reviewed Peter Labrow’s 'The Well', a page-turner that would make such a good addition to the lists of any traditional publisher that I find it quite strange that it isn’t included in any such lists. This week’s book is something utterly, utterly different.'100 Unfortunate Days' might never have been traditionally published – not because it isn’t any good (it [...]

    11. Aniko Carmean on said:

      Atmospheric Scare, Beautifully Written100 Unfortunate Days by Penelope Crowe is a narcotic head-trip to the dark side of the narrator's mind. The narrator approaches her revelations with honesty that alternates between charming and unnerving. In Day Three, she explicitly predicts a type of "drive-thru eye operation" that will allow "us to see into the souls of others." She can predict such a thing because she already has such a terrible clarity of herself. She does not shy away from horror, but [...]

    12. Kate on said:

      So, this had an interesting premise. The diary of a madwoman. Something about possession. But in reality this was like a collection of writing exercises over the course of 100 days. Most were not creepy. Most were like diatribes about various annoyances in the author's life. There were a few creepy bits in here, but I was not as wowed by this as some reviewers. I wished there had been more of a storyline instead of randomness. I wasn't even sure if the writer was actually the same person from da [...]

    13. Margaret Radisich on said:

      I started this book last fall and yes, it took me a long time to get through it. Not because it wasn't good, but just the opposite. It touched my soul and brought out many old feelings and thoughts that I would rather forget. I would read a few "days" and have to put it down for a week or so.Penelope Crowe is able to put her thoughts out there so that they dredge out the despair that many of us feel. I was able to think, "maybe I am not the only one." Whether or not Penelope actually had the bad [...]

    14. Jolie Pre on said:

      "Someone said we should really be judged by how we act when we think no one is looking. Can anyone say they are good? Maybe WE are the devil"I wish I could tell you that whenever I read a book, it's hard for me to put the book down. Unfortunately, I can't tell you that. Many of the books I start, I don't finish. At my age, if a book doesn't grab me by page 50, I'm done with it.100 Unfortunate Days not only grabbed me, it pushed me down and held me down. It is, by far, the best book I've read in [...]

    15. Mina Lobo on said:

      I'm a fan of Penelope Crowe's blog and enjoy her writing style there. Reading some of 100 Unfortunate Days' reviews on (as well as the free samples she posts on her blog), I decided I had to give it a read. So I inhaled it. One reviewer mentioned reading a few days' entries and putting it down for a week. I couldn't be so patient; I had to keep going, to see what newly outrageous, crazed, or twisted day would follow the last.Framed as the diary of a madwoman, it takes a long and circuitous pat [...]

    16. Graham Downs on said:

      Okay, that wasn't at all what I was expecting.I'm not really sure how to rate this book. There were times when I was reading it that I felt it should get three stars, other times I wanted to give it one. At one point I almost abandonded it without rating it at all, but then it got good again.I settled on two stars (it was okay). It's a collection of random thoughts by a woman. And then sometimes I think it's a man, but then it's obvious that it's a woman again. But is it the SAME woman each time [...]

    17. Roy Murry on said:

      Review of100 Unfortunate DaysWritten by Penelope CroweReviewed by R. MurryWhen reading Ms. Crowe’s Days, Salvador Dali’s name came to mind. He always haunts me every once in a while. Dali’s painting The Persistence of Memory, an omnipotence of a dream and an unconscious, shows in oil what Penelope demonstrates in her writing.She writes with a natural surrealistic aptitude that reminds me of Dali’s paintings. Example of this is in her don’t likes list: I don’t like Yeast infections… [...]

    18. Mandy White on said:

      Psychedelic, schizophrenicd hauntingly familar at timesose are the first things that come to mind when I attempt to describe 100 Unfortunate Days. It is a raw, visceral journey through the mind of a woman who is probably doing a reasonable job of keeping up appearances on the outside while hiding what is actually going on inside her brain.Written journal-style, this book is a collection of 'days' - maybe not necessarily 100 sequential days but a selection of thoughts from various points of the w [...]

    19. Bethany on said:

      This is written like a journal. So there is an entry for each day. Some are only a couple of lines and others might be a page but none too too long. It's ecclectic and some of it is thought provoking but I won't be reading it all at one sitting that's for sure. A little goes a long way. I started a different novel and will only read this one while I'm waiting for appts. or when I just want to read a little bit. I won't be enticed to spend a lot of time at any one sitting on this book. I had read [...]

    20. Alexandra Rolo on said:

      Um estranho diário que parecia ser escrito de forma completamente random por uma pessoa que não bate bem da pinha. O livro em si não passa de uma série de reflexões sobre assuntos que a personagem / autora elaborava. Não tem um seguimento lógico que se veja e de assustador tem muito pouco, pelo menos para mim. Pensava que ia encontrar algo que me mantivesse curiosa ou "assustada" mas o que vi não foi nada mais que linhas de texto de alguém que tinha tanto amor à vida como eu ao chocola [...]

    21. Brooklyn Hudson on said:

      WOW! 100 Unfortunate Days is clearly the most UNIQUE read I've ever devoured. From page to page (diary entry to diary entry) I found myself on a roller coaster of emotion. Some of the entries made me angry, some made me think, some were pure entertainment,and some even changed my mind about a few things. I can't really review this book as you would topically review fiction, because it is truly one of a kind. You can't help but be engrossed in the thoughts of this mystery woman's complicated mind [...]

    22. Katie on said:

      Finished this last night. It started out with excellent writing and the subject matter was superb. I don't know how to describe it, but words like unsettling, uncanny, and spooky come to mind. It is 100 days of short journal essays. Some are a paragraph long others are several pages. The ones in the middle aren't as good as the bookends, but the subject matter continually caught me off guard. It was quite unsettling to hear some of the same comments those voices in my head say that I would never [...]

    23. Cinta on said:

      This is a book that I read in a matter of hours, and despite being a fast read, it is the kind of book that made me exclaim, "What the hell did I just read?" when I finished it. It is supposed to be the diary of a madwoman, but when I think of such a person, what I expect is irrational and incoherent ramblings. This book is so disturbing and weird that makes me think of a psychotic, possessed killer instead. This book just makes no sense and, although I know that every person has different opini [...]

    24. Heather on said:

      I started ready this and wasn't sure I would like it as it's in diary form but I ended getting pulled into this story.'s a journal of a quick descent into madness and you find yourself swimming around in the spinning vortex.Some of the entries are bizarre, surreal, horrifying and then there are a few glimpses of sanity within the chaos. I would recommend this to people who like psychological horror.

    25. Amy on said:

      Although the book is fictitious, Crowe has delivered a disturbing insight into a delusional mind. I felt completely immersed in this window of insanity. (I particularly like the non-linear concept of time, as I feel that it is quite realistic an pertinent to the psychopathy of the narrator.) She's managed to pull off a completely first person account without leaving the reader feeling like they were missing the descriptiveness of an omniscient 3rd person narrator. I am impressed.

    26. Erik Gustafson on said:

      Flipping through this well-written diary will leave you with a heavy heart. Its brilliant and disturbing; seeping with a real voice that is so accurate you can't help but relate to the thoughts that haunt her warped mind. Its a fast-paced read that will leave you wanting a peak at the rest of her diary.

    27. Kirsten on said:

      I have mixed feelings about this book. The book did get more creepy as it progressed. I also liked how it was split up into different days. The reason why I give this book three out of five stars was that I wish it was more elabrote and I also would have wanted it to have more of a narrative to the book, other than that I did enjoy the book.

    28. Adam Light on said:

      This was a bizzarely clever story written from the perspective of a woman who might just be completely psychotic. At times poignant and unnerving, it is an all too convincing glimpse into a shattered mind. Pretty good for something I had never heard of. I will check out more of the author's work.

    29. Megan on said:

      I received this as a free download. I gave it as many stars as I did because I did read it through to the end. I didn't find it terrifying and I am not sure a true "madwoman" would be with it enough to keep a daily journal.

    30. Lauren on said:

      The stream-of-consciousness ramblings of a madwoman were jarring to me at first. I kind of purchased it on a whim and regretted it soon afterwards, but resolved to slog through. I'm glad I did, as it proved to be a transcendental experience.

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