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by Cynthia Owen

  • ISBN: 0755319052
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  • Author: Cynthia Owen
  • Other formats: mbr azw rtf lit
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Headline Review (2010)
  • FB2 size: 1723 kb
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  • Rating: 4.1
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A book that merges the classic misery memoir with a horrific true-life crime that has fascinated Ireland for over 30 years. Cynthia Owen is happily married and lives in the UK.

A book that merges the classic misery memoir with a horrific true-life crime that has fascinated Ireland for over 30 years. Living with Evil is her first book. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Page 1 of 1 Start overPage 1 of 1.

I instantly and vividly remembered what had happened the Christmas before, but I didn’t cry. I pushed my feelings deep inside me, squashing and hiding them deep down. I walked up the stairs with the. dinner like an obedient servant, my head all thick and heavy with dread. There was a lightbulb in the bedroom, as a special treat for Christmas. I switched the light on, but Daddy boomed, ‘Switch it off - and come here!’. I hesitated, and the plate started to wobble in my hands. Get here now, you!’ he growled. I put the plate down on the dressing table and got onto the bed.

Living With Evil book. Cynthia Owen grew up in Ireland, went to the local convent school, said her prayers and took her first communion with all the other girls in her class. Cynthia was just eight years old when she was sexually abused by her father amongst others. Shortly before her eleventh birthday she was made pregnant and, Cynthia Owen grew up in Ireland, went to the local convent school, said her prayers and took her first communion with all the other girls in her class. This book is exceptional in my opinion, and different from others of this genre I have read, her writing style was just so easy to follow and very understandable.

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Cynthia Owen grew up in Ireland, the child of two alcoholics. All their lives were snuffed out really young. Living with Evil by Cynthia Owen is published by Headline books, £1. 9. At eight, she was raped by her father. When she had his baby, aged 11, her mother killed it and dumped the body in another town. She talks about how she has coped. They just couldn't live with the torture, they just they weren't strong enough. It absolutely devastated m. The legal fallout continues.

Author: Cynthia Owen ISBN 10: 0755319095. Title: Living with Evil Item Condition: used item in a good condition. Cynthia Owen grew up in Ireland, went to the local convent school, said her prayers and took her first communion with all the other girls in her class

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Cynthia Owen grew up in Ireland, went to the local convent school, said her prayers and took her first communion with all the other girls in her class. Shortly before her eleventh birthday she was made pregnant and, minutes after giving birth to the baby, Cynthia watched in horror as her own mother murdered the tiny infant, named Noleen, by repeatedly stabbing her with a knitting needle.


Reviews about Living With Evil (7):
Wanenai
I found this story heart rendering, brave and amazing. I was recommended to read this book and so glad I did. I am an abused child but my life was a doddle compared to Cynthia. I admire her courage and also in it's way the ending was a result if not perfect.
Wetiwavas
This book on child abuse was well written. My Mom and I have been reading a lot of books on abuse recently. I'm going to be starting this book in the next couple of days. I'm going to finish the one I'm reading now, first.
Jum
Amazing a person can come through all of the horrific obstacles she has been burdened with in her life, and be as well adjusted as she has become.
Good reading. I also wish the author the best in life, she deserves it.
Delalbine
Very difficult book to read. It is hard to understand how parents can be so cruel to their children.The author is an amazing woman. It speaks volumes about the strength of abuse survivors.
Ueledavi
I am only halfway through this book but feel compelled to review it. This book is an exceptional yet confronting read. It is extremely well written and the author must be commended on her ability to share such terrible experiences with an audience. No other book has ever affected me as much as this one. 5 STARS.
Phain
Great condition!! Great read.. Some of it hard to imagine! Praying for Noleen's justice!
Brightcaster
I came to know about this book whilst doing online research, for personal use, about survivors of child abuse. I myself was a victim of child abuse and am interested to know others stories and how victims are holding up and coping upon becoming adults. The actual child abuse ends up being only the first and shortest stage of a lifetime of problems.

Other reviewers are praising the writing skills of the author, but as is common with many books where a layperson is involved in a one-time project like this, this book was likely either entirely ghostwritten or, at the very least, heavily edited to constitute ghostwriting. This is not to in any way detract from this woman's story, but I believe it's naive to think otherwise as it is the rule rather than the exception in modern publishing.

The writer attempts to tell this story as the child, i.e. it is the child who speaks. But, in my view, for a horrific story as this is, characterized mostly by profound sexual abuses, this does not work and tends to fall very short.

This technique would work in a screenplay of this story, but not for this book. This was undoubtedly an editorial decision of someone at the publishing firm who worked with Cynthia Owen and I feel it does a disservice to her story. The purpose, obviously, was to inject drama and aid the reader in imagining how a child views the abuses. This story is in no need of a drama injection. I can't help but think that a college intern was given the responsibility of editing this book. In a story like this that is almost entirely one sexual abuse after another, the child's perspective becomes ridiculous and unhelpful. The child's voice never ends. At some point the adult that Cynthia Owen now is needs to step in and tell the reader about the abuse as an adult in plain English. To do otherwise is also an insult to Ms. Owen and what she has been through.

The book starts out one way but then descends into chapter after chapter of sexual abuses that never stop. Almost everyone in this town is molesting and raping this child, relatives both male and female, and the horror did not stop. Ever. All of this needs to be told - nothing should be left out. However, the sexual atrocities are described without being discussed. There is so much to this story that was undoubtedly left out and I blame this commitment to the child's voice for this. To me this seems almost exploitive in hopes of sales. For this reason it was not a good read to me. Her story is interesting and important, but this book does not respect that.

If Cynthia Owen had been able to do business with a good writer and a good publisher this story might've got the attention it deserved and sales could've been meaningful. I'd wager that Cynthia Owen agrees.
Thought it could have been written much better. I threw it away after reading about 30 pages.

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