A man in prison, accused of a crime he didn't commit. Or did he? Slowly his agitators wear him down, pick his defenses apart. Pain, torture all come together and make him feel like an animal who has nothing more than the truth to hold on to. And when he loses that?
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What can you do if you are being tortured?
- Ian Sosa
Poignant, Raw, Gripping
I was originally weary of a shorter audiobook, as I have often felt short stories fall short of my personal expectations. Lowhim's story does not have this trademark cut quality, and leaves a story polished enough to not be frustrating (in a bad way). I believe Lowhim's intentions were to cause readers to think about the possibility and reality of this situation, because the storyline is quite powerful.
Absolutely. Lowhim develops the main character, M, through his emotions and thoughts - rather than his physical characteristics. I think this character device allows readers to empathize with M or put themselves in M's shoes. The realistic plot helps to immerse readers into a plausible hush-hush scenario they could find themselves in.
I have not, so I have no basis for comparison. I did, however, think Ridgeway's performance was spot on for the short story.
This could be you one day.
I very much enjoyed this short story, as it exceeded my expectations of short stories. Again, I'm sure the length was intended to invoke readers to question authority and the genuine good we believe in others. This wasn't as far fetched as some conspiracy-like works can be, so I appreciated the genuine, real-world feel.