Feb 17, 2020
Hell Camp
Posted by Niki Smart

Hell Camp How to chew on a crazy childhood and avoid choking It took a few years before Smart could see the funny side of having a mother who ran over the crossing guard, collapsed onto the baggage carousel, extinguished candles with her bare stomach and crashed cars on a regular basis.Growing up with a mother suffering from borderline personality disorder had its fair Hell Camp How to chew on a crazy childhood and avoid choking It took a few years before Smart could see the funny side of having a mother who ran over the crossing guard, collapsed onto the baggage carousel, extinguished candles with her bare stomach and crashed cars on a regular basis.Growing up with a mother suffering from borderline personality disorder had its fair share of excitement, bizarreness, and flat out madness Add to this the fact that Smart grew up in South Africa during the Kill a White Man era a time when the entire country had gone mad, and this should give you a rough idea of the chaos that reigned supreme in Hell Camp a nickname her younger brother bestowed upon their rental home in Johannesburg Hell Camp will make you laugh and it will make you cry, but above all, you won t be able to put this book down.

  • Title: Hell Camp
  • Author: Niki Smart
  • ISBN: 9780985616
  • Page: 191
  • Format: ebook
  • Hell Camp Hell Camp How to chew on a crazy childhood and avoid choking It took a few years before Smart could see the funny side of having a mother who ran over the crossing guard collapsed onto the baggage ca

    Andrew

    Hell Camp is a revisit of childhood and adolescence, a time when parents both seem crazy and offer a pillar of support Except in Niki Smart s case you see, she had a mother who provided Niki with an insane, mad childhood and substituted a mother s support with a maternal narcissist who manipulated her children, argued with them and their friends, their teachers, EVERYONE , slept with the neighbour and, well, EVERYONE abandoned her children for months on end, and ultimately kidnapped Niki s daugh [...]


    Erin Shiba

    I ve been putting off this review for some time now The largest difficulty has been this I genuinely feel that Niki Smart s life is worthy of interest and sympathy The journey that she s taken through apartheid, sexual abuse, alcoholism, saddled with a mentally unstable mother and a desperate need for fame and the fact that she s arrived safely on the other side is nothing short of remarkable However, I not only didn t enjoy this read, I actively disliked the experience Had I not received a free [...]


    Jason

    Great story Hell Camp reads like a journal really, but that s part of its charm It seems authentic Good one to give your selfish, entitled teenage daughter


    Trevor Pearson

    Received a copy of Hell Camp by Niki Smart through the First Reads Giveaway program in exchange for an honest review I was reckless to the point of stupidity I mean, I climbed in cars with strangers, I climbed on the back of motorbikes with strangerswell basically, I climbed on strangers I was drunk and I didn t care I sought out constant adventure, anything out of the ordinary, anything to occupy my mind Boredom was equivalent to death.Keep me stimulated, keep me busy, busy, busy, so I don t ha [...]


    Daniel

    This is one of the most poignant, moving, and heartbreaking memoirs I have read, and believe me,over the years I have read many For those of you who loved Mary Karr s the Liar s Club, you willrelish Niki Smart s spell binding Hell Camp With Hell Camp, we have the arrival of a fresh, vibrantwriter I can t wait to read her next book.



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