The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer: Achingly Poignant Mental Illness Portrayal


Rating: 4.5 stars Category: Literary fiction Synopsis: The Shock of the Fall begins with nine-year-old Matthew experiencing a tragedy which he cannot tell us about. It's just too painful. For the rest of the story, we follow him through the years of childhood, adolescence and into his first grimy flat and minimum-wage job. All the while, Matthew's grasp of reality fragments as he struggles to come to terms with what happened that fateful night on the coast.