A Boy's Own Story
Publish date: May 30th 2000
Publisher: Vintage Books USA
Pages no: 218
Edition language: English
Series: The Edmund Trilogy (#1)
A Boy's Own Story is about a young boy's coming of age and his coming out in the 1950s. It is told in a very sensitive voice and the language used is very beautiful. At the beginning of the book there is a very explicit sex scene. I was quite surprised at that because I had never expected that. I've...
read this in the womb. will re-read and then BLOW YOU ALL AWAY WITH MY PARTS OF SPEECH INCLUDING ADVERBS AND EVERYTHING
I read this so long ago i can't, can't give it justice. i just remember it being short, raw, and sad to pieces.... thats my lasting impression since five/ten? years ago.
Edmund White portrays his younger life in a narcotic and poetic style. not exactly the most flattering self-portrait... the protagonist's travails are emotionally affecting yet he remains creepily distanced from the events and people in his own life - in particular from his equally creepy, distant, ...
There are parts of this novel that stick with you years after you've read it and that says it all.