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This is my favourite book. January 28, at 6: That made them distant, cold. February 15, at 8: I can think about at least ONE other book that uses the same narrative technique, with a similar or is it the same? I thought a lot about it I’m already forgetting what should’ve been an unforgettable reading experience and obsessing over the ending.

The book’s power derives not merely from the fairly simple, straightforward story, but from the writing itself which is positively transcendent. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

The book chronicles the tale of a young boy, Nathan, who is smart and has a sexually abusive father. Why did the father turn from normal to brutal at some point in the boy’s life? Don’t say I didn’t warn you. That seemed a good reason to gy it. Grimsley’s text is a masterpiece of style. It is a story of two high school boys who discover love for one another in the rural South.

Right from the beginning I knew something grimsly going to happen but for me the darkness when it came was not just from one person. This book is prime discussion material. I like at least a hint of the ending otherwise to me it feels a little like a cop out and I didn’t get that ending here.


The ending flipped my rating upside down. Grimxley book where rape runs rampart. I’m not saying this couldn’t happen in real life, but it seemed totally unrelated to the direction the plot was taking. The film comes into its own here, as Max Roeg does a great job of showing his vulnerability: I also ‘loved’ boyy Nathan’s parents were just Mom and Dad.

So his going back would be a kind of a win as he could have decide to end it there. Jim Grimsley ‘s wonderful book is conceived of facts and dreams. Dream Boyfor me, is one of those books – what I liked about it is also what prevented me from loving it fully.

Dream Boy is a powerful and amazing novel. That is his life.

As an atheist bordering the agnostic I am not one for Bible-reading and hymn-singing and so forth. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. I didn’t really expect it to affect me so much; I guess I never imagined it would matter that much, it was supposed to be just another book I had been meaning to read for some time and only now I was getting myself to do it.

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Am I the only person to acknowledge that this is a story about an abused child? I guess you will have to read it to make sense of its greatness. The narrator hovers close to the characters, interpreting, foregrounding detail, charting thought processes. And what about Evelyn? The writing is excellent, well worth five stars or more, but I just didn’t enjoy the story so I couldn’t give it more stars.


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Roy and Nathan are neighbors and the attraction is immediate and profound. It’s a decent outline. There has to be much better gay literature out there to read than this book, too bad it got lots of good reviews, what were these people thinking? The atmosphere is suspended, the prose sparse and soft like the carpet of leaves stepped on by Nathan and Roy in their nocturnal wanderings. I wish the author had given us something to understand why Burke does what he does. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

My fear of ghosts had worsen. You are commenting using your WordPress. This is the first time in a long time that I’ve had to actually stop a book before I’ve finished, so I’m not even sure why I’m putting this review up here, but mostly to clear up some things that I feel are important.

The only child of a prodigiously disturbed southern family, he’s subjected to unremitting emotional and sexual abuse at the hands of his drunkard father while his morbidly religious mother looks passively on.