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IT IS THE summer ofwhen young Paul Moreaux discovers he can fade First bewildered, then thrilled with the power of invisibility, Paul experiments But his gift soon shows him shocking secrets and drives him toward a chilling act Imagine what might happen if Holden Caufield stepped into H G Wells The Invisible Man, and you ll have an idea how good Fade is I was absolutely riveted Stephen King


10 thoughts on “Fade

  1. Alisa Alisa says:

    As someone who wasn t IN LOVE with Cormier s book The Chocolate War as many others, I was simply blown away by FADE A perfect example of magical realism the real world here is painstakingly detailed, rendered so beautifully and realistically that when the magic is sprinkled in it, too, seems completely and utterly real Plus, this is the type of book with writing that was so beautiful, a narrative voice so striking that I would find myself going back and reading passages over and over again, As someone who wasn t IN LOVE with Cormier s book The Chocolate War as many others, I was simply blown away by FADE A perfect example of magical realism the real world here is painstakingly detailed, rendered so beautifully and realistically that when the magic is sprinkled in it, too, seems completely and utterly real Plus, this is the type of book with writing that was so beautiful, a narrative voice so striking that I would find myself going back and reading passages over and over again, even aloud, just for the sheer beauty of the language Amazing


  2. Asghar Abbas Asghar Abbas says:

    Weird, but so so good Makes you doubt, but not before making you believe in it, in all of it One of the best books I ever read back in the April of 2006 San Jose was great Now Norway Because you know, who hasn t wished to be invisible at some point in their lives Even though, invisible is how most people feel because of Others I would like to get away from everyone else I d fade away but I won t disappear.


  3. Eleanor Eleanor says:

    Correspondingly, not sure if this book is a work of genius or a really awkward literary sandwich consisting of a slow moving coming of age first half and a ridiculous super fast, quiveringly violent second half smooshed together with post modern central filling where the author pauses to dissect and analyse the meaning of the first half of the novel I m so serious my face has gone stiff I loved The Chocolate War, Beyond the Chocolate War and I am the Cheese and Robert Cormier to bits genera Correspondingly, not sure if this book is a work of genius or a really awkward literary sandwich consisting of a slow moving coming of age first half and a ridiculous super fast, quiveringly violent second half smooshed together with post modern central filling where the author pauses to dissect and analyse the meaning of the first half of the novel I m so serious my face has gone stiff I loved The Chocolate War, Beyond the Chocolate War and I am the Cheese and Robert Cormier to bits generally, but I will grade this novel according to what I got out of it which wasn t really the concept of what it means to be an invisible outlier of society, ethical dilemmas one might face if one had the ability to fade or the perpetuating cycles of violence if this power could be passed on It wasa sense of WTF is happening It musn t be a good sign that while reading Ozzie s section I exclaimed, Now this is just ridiculous out aloud to myself.2 stars I ll see you on the other side of After the First Death


  4. Jason P Jason P says:

    A friend recommended this to me a while back and surprise surprise , I put it off as is one to do with a large stack of books Finally I acquired Fade from the local book store and after just finishing it, I am happy to say that it was an interestingly fun, at time perverse, read.The character of Paul Moreaux is a complicated one young and very imaginative, Paul writes about his life growing up in Frenchtown His thoughts and feelings submerse the reader into a faded vision of what Paul is a A friend recommended this to me a while back and surprise surprise , I put it off as is one to do with a large stack of books Finally I acquired Fade from the local book store and after just finishing it, I am happy to say that it was an interestingly fun, at time perverse, read.The character of Paul Moreaux is a complicated one young and very imaginative, Paul writes about his life growing up in Frenchtown His thoughts and feelings submerse the reader into a faded vision of what Paul is actually feeling There are moments through the first half of this story where the subject matter can become unpleasant for some, so beware, if you re conservative about some things you may want to overlook these parts.But like any good novel, it is these parts that make the story what it is.I cannot say that this novel was Cormier s best work, although I cannot say it wasn t his worst, considering it was my first of his I ve been told his other,famous one called The Chocolate War is a much sought after story, but that is still to been seen.I gave this what can be mistaken as four stars, but I think after a bitreflection I would confidently say this was a three point five overall


  5. Michael Michael says:

    Knowing nothing about it, somehow I ended up with this book to report on for a high school English class Needless to say, I didn t report on all of it, as there are some pretty adult themes I found the concept boy that can turn invisible but must deal with the consequences of his gift interesting and would like to reread this one sometime with amature perspective.


  6. Camille Siddartha Camille Siddartha says:

    Read this when I was 14 and read it again a year agoThis book needs to be read for those who like the idea of this and the suspense of what he finds out when he is in the fadeThe evil he finds and how he has to deal with his nephew in the end


  7. Jiselle Jiselle says:

    Fade by Robert Cormier is a fantasy fiction where the fade is passed from uncle to nephew A fade is where basically you fade out of sight, but it does take some time to master.My favorite part of the book would have to be when Paul fades for the first time purposely The cold begins when the fade begins and remains all the time when you are in the fade The cold comes from inside, spreading under the surface of the flesh, like a layer of ice between skin and bone I like this part because I Fade by Robert Cormier is a fantasy fiction where the fade is passed from uncle to nephew A fade is where basically you fade out of sight, but it does take some time to master.My favorite part of the book would have to be when Paul fades for the first time purposely The cold begins when the fade begins and remains all the time when you are in the fade The cold comes from inside, spreading under the surface of the flesh, like a layer of ice between skin and bone I like this part because I can really imagine what it feels like to fade, and the pain that is inflicted I would recommend this book to anyone who likes to read about things that aren t real Also to anyone who likes to read about how life was before they were born depending on when you were born but this story did take place before the 2000s


  8. Danielle Danielle says:

    Paul can Fade.One second, he s there, the next he isn t Just like that.At first, he s thrilled we ve all wished we had the ability to vanish from sight, spy on our friends and family if you say you don t, your a liar He now has the opprotunity to observe his Aunt Rosanna, attractive and proud of it He can watch the people in his town behind closed doors, discover who they really are without risking being caught Every teenage boy s dream, right But then, as time goes on andandd Paul can Fade.One second, he s there, the next he isn t Just like that.At first, he s thrilled we ve all wished we had the ability to vanish from sight, spy on our friends and family if you say you don t, your a liar He now has the opprotunity to observe his Aunt Rosanna, attractive and proud of it He can watch the people in his town behind closed doors, discover who they really are without risking being caught Every teenage boy s dream, right But then, as time goes on andanddark secrets are revealed, Paul begins to wish he never had the Fade.This novel is definetly not for the easily offended There are some touchy subject matter such as incest, depictions of minor sexuality, murder, mental illness, and child abuse While accesable, it is pretty disturbing at times Okay, really disturbing at times This story has a total of three narrators Paul, a young up and coming publisher and distant cousin of Paul s who discovers Paul s who had become a writer final manuscript before his death which proves to be the rest of the novel thus far As she reads it, she begins to wonder Is this really an autobiography Did all this happen The third narrator, I feel, will definetly spoil it for anyone who has not read it yet, so I m not going to mention him But, trust me, his narrative is probably the most unsettling of the three.I think the highlight of Fade is master storyteller Robert Cormier s ability to take these dreary often horrific subjects and themes and make them incredably easy to read Things like incest and adultary is described in a way that kids can understand I first read Fade when I was eight, and I remember thinking, wow, this is wack while, only days earlier, I had read a book about the exact same subject matter, and having no idea what they were talking about Cormier s ability to connect with a younger audience is astounding, and his charactors and prose just add to his status as one of the best YA authors of all time It s impossible to describe much of Fade because everything about is twisted together in a way that makes near everything a spoiler I guess you ll just have to take my word for it Fade will leave you breathless with it s surreal, eery tone and it s strong, layered characters


  9. Christopher Christopher says:

    If we were just talking about the first half, this would be a five star rating Everything from the main character s childhood is absolutely riveting the descriptions of his town, his family, the introduction of his gift curse, and all of its unexpected consequences There were numerous instances where I was caught completely off guard and my jaw literally dropped Cormier s style is so infectious Dense, but somehow still breezy He really puts you in Paul s shoes This is a story that delive If we were just talking about the first half, this would be a five star rating Everything from the main character s childhood is absolutely riveting the descriptions of his town, his family, the introduction of his gift curse, and all of its unexpected consequences There were numerous instances where I was caught completely off guard and my jaw literally dropped Cormier s style is so infectious Dense, but somehow still breezy He really puts you in Paul s shoes This is a story that delivers quite a few emotional gut punches You truly start to feel the weight of the sadness and frustration bearing down on this kid.If only the second half had been as incredible as the first Don t get me wrong, it s still good It s only because the first half is so engaging and enthralling that the remainder of the story seems slightly underwhelming I just wasn t as invested in grown up Paul s dilemma I would still recommend this book in a heartbeat, though I ve probably re read it four or five times since first discovering it It will definitely stick with you


  10. Keith Keith says:

    I picked up Fade by Robert Cormier knowing nothing about it except that a boy discovers he has the power of invisibility I was thoroughly unprepared for the dark depiction of human depravity Being unseen, Paul witnesses what people do behind closed doors, in the dark, when they think no one is watching sexual depravity and cruelty Murder too is handled in a horrific fashion Paul s ability to fade isof a curse than a superpower And the curse getsawful as the novel progresses Wh I picked up Fade by Robert Cormier knowing nothing about it except that a boy discovers he has the power of invisibility I was thoroughly unprepared for the dark depiction of human depravity Being unseen, Paul witnesses what people do behind closed doors, in the dark, when they think no one is watching sexual depravity and cruelty Murder too is handled in a horrific fashion Paul s ability to fade isof a curse than a superpower And the curse getsawful as the novel progresses What did I like about it It surprised me multiple times and I won t spoil it for anyone Also it was extremely well written with solid literary prose There s even a postmodern story within the story device that works quite well The story as a whole held me mesmerized Even though I was horrified by several scenes, I kept wanting to know how it was going to turn out