Where the Moon Isn't

A Novel

Filer, Nathan

Book - 2013
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
Where the Moon Isn't
Struggling to understand what happened to his brother years earlier after they both snuck out of the house during the middle of the night, Matthew believes he has found a way to bring his brother back by going off his meds.

Publisher: New York :, St. Martins Press,, 2013.
Edition: First U.S. Edition November 2013.
ISBN: 1250026989
Characteristics: 310 pages :,illustrations ;,25 cm


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Feb 25, 2015
  • Pisinga rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Sad, strange, at times confusing. More like an autobiography than fiction. I didn't like the ending.

Jun 18, 2014
  • H19835195 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Absolutely brilliant ! I could not put this book down. A very good insight into the world of mental illness, and family dynamics. I laughed and cried, and I will always remember this book.

Nov 27, 2013
  • campingmomma rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This was a beautifully written book about Matthew whose brother Simon died when they were little boys and Matthew is now 19 and living with schizophrenia. Matthew "sees" his brother in the ocean tide, the wind, the birthday candle flames and when he tries to reach out for him he only succeeds in attempting to kill himself. The book is written in different fonts and writing styles with pictures and drawings all adding to the frame of mind Matthew is in while he is writing the book. I guess I didn't say that...that the book is written by Matthew, from his perspective. It takes you through his thought processes on any given day in the life of a person with mental illness. I couldn't put the book down. It just flowed so beautifully.

Nov 26, 2013

an insight into the tragedy of schizophrenia told from the point of view of the sufferer. the story unfolds slowly as it draws you into his world as a teenager/young adult. It is told with humour, irony and at times cynicism. well worth reading and persevering with it-though after a stumbling start I found it flowed quite smoothly and a fairly easy, if at times disturbing, read.


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