Family of Distorted Minds. Deborah J. Rose

This is quite the story!  Author Deborah J. Rose uses stream of consciousness (SOC) writing to do the deed.  However, it is only SOC in that she tells the story from memories which, occur during surgery.  The story does involve a whole lot more than a one-sided tale. 

We are guessing that the events which, led and up-to the surgery involved some serious body memories.  Serious.  It's amazing.  The details that follow are intricate.  It's too much for this reader. 

Considering Rose's life history, we are reticent to pile up any more negativity of any kind.  However, that's what we do.  We review.

It's easy to quickly become ensconced and overwhelmed.  It's critical to get into and remain in observer mode.  Otherwise, this will scar you.

Breaking up all of the movement would be a good idea.  Perhaps, throw in some family photographs?  Anything.  The cover is poorly done too.  The story is intriguing on its own. 

We need closure too.  When, "A Boy Called It," did a follow-up, we rushed to get it.  We want this here.  How has Rose's growth enhanced her existence now?  Is she still attracted to those for whom constant abuse is only a little less than who they are?

About the Author:

Deborah Rose is author of the book "Family of Distorted Minds", an open account of her life, shattered both physically and emotionally by her family. She invites you to examine the life God placed in front of her, in which “my dysfunctional family taught me what not to be!” She proceeds with the daily, lifelong lesson to be a part of the solution, versus the problem, allowing the healing assets of Empathy and Forgiveness to develop within. By sharing her story, Deborah’s greatest hope is that her fellow humankind walk away realizing, be they old or young, it is never too late to right a wrong and be part of the solution, not the problem, thus enabling the power of atonement.

Deborah now resides peacefully in Las Vegas, Nevada, enjoying her new life with kind-minded companions who know “Anger begets more anger, and forgiveness and love lead to more forgiveness and love.” (Mahavira)

You can contact Deborah at

Author: Deborah J. Rose
File Size: 1222 KB
Print Length: 205 pages
Publisher: Gerrey Publishing (April 15, 2016)
Publication Date: April 15, 2016
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

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