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Jamie, your analysis resonates with me. This is as powerful as Him, and I won’t take that statement back. Seriously, what does this book want us to learn? I get it nonetheless. Jim’s first novel, Winter Birdswas published by Algonquin Books in It seems clearer to me now that Nathan is dead. Embarrassed, Roy abandons Nathan at the plantation.

Dark hair surrounds her pretty oval face. Apr 26, Ami rated it really liked it Shelves: His alcoholic father exem Some books don’t deserve ratings. Nathan lives in constant fear of his father. Aug 30, Mel Bossa rated it it was amazing Shelves: Patroclus remains the narrator even after he dies.


He dteam a shy boy, but he had something inside. But what remains then? A boy’s body, arching toward his lover, is described as a “curve of yearning,” and at their first touch, the other boy, ” Ramble As You Read: The apartment could have been engulfed in fire.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. I guess I will remember it very well all my life.


I wish I had the words to explain in full detail every shade of emotion that I got to experience with this book. Actually, I felt extremely cheated and angry that the author would do such a thing.

And I thought things could get better bky both of them and that the “tragedy”-whatever it was- wouldn’t be that bad.

Although I suppose we can read into the ending what we will. And, even in the worst scenario, our Dream Boy finds peace.

The writing style was like a compilation of RP messages. Did the author ever say if Nathan really survived or not? So his going back would be a kind of a win as he could have decide to end it there.


Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here I have bo think about it some more and leave thus vague. The World Made Straight: I’ve given it to friends more times than I can count.

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Page 29, Roy said: Jun 12, Andrew rated it did not like it Shelves: But still I am not sure that the ending is a happy one. Secondly, what really bothered me was not dreaam the fact that this content was in the book, but the fact it was never mentioned in top reviews or the summary of this book when I was looking into reading it.

It was raw and beautiful to me and girmsley detail in the book was exquisite.