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Review: A Boy's Own Story (The Edmund Trilogy #1)

User Review  - Shelter Somerset - Goodreads

To be sixteen again, curled up on a bed devouring a novel in one afternoon! Of course, in 1982--the year ABOS was published--few gay-themed novels were readily available. I was lucky to live in an ... Read full review

Review: A Boy's Own Story (The Edmund Trilogy #1)

User Review  - Karan - Goodreads

A good read. A very different writing style. Interesting structuring. Hoping that the two sequels in the trilogy make up for unfulfilled expectations in this one. Going to write a book review on the book soon on my blog www.karanvohraart.blogspot.in Read full review

Review: A Boy's Own Story (The Edmund Trilogy #1)

User Review  - Mike Mills - Goodreads

A collection of anecdotes and vignettes strung together to tell a story of a boy growing up gay in 1950's Midwest, small town America. While it started off great, with stories of his home life ... Read full review

Review: A Boy's Own Story (The Edmund Trilogy #1)

User Review  - David Gee - Goodreads

First published in 1983, the opening volume of Edmund White's three-part autobiographical novel sequence made its way onto my re-reading list after an article in Polari, the gay online magazine. This ... Read full review

Review: A Boy's Own Story (The Edmund Trilogy #1)

User Review  - Robert - Goodreads

Edmund White is the type of writer who freely uses words like “uxorious” in his novels without batting an eyelash. Thus it's small wonder it was such a chore for me to plod through this book back as a ... Read full review

Review: A Boy's Own Story (The Edmund Trilogy #1)

User Review  - Méchant Loup - Goodreads

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. Read full review

Review: A Boy's Own Story (The Edmund Trilogy #1)

User Review  - Allison Welker - Goodreads

A Boys Own Story by Edmund White 2 stars The narrator is a teenage boy growing up in blue collar America in the 1940's or 50's. Things around him are changing and he doesn't know what to do, mainly ... Read full review

Review: A Boy's Own Story (The Edmund Trilogy #1)

User Review  - Steven - Goodreads

I can see why this book was quite a sensation in its time.It no doubt spoke to many who had similar experiences coming to terms with their own "sexual orientation".(What a strange term! Like the ... Read full review

Review: A Boy's Own Story (The Edmund Trilogy #1)

User Review  - Jamie - Goodreads

An enjoyable little bildungsroman, from the vantage point of a gay child/teenager from a wealthy but broken family. White's style inclines to the good, but he can be a bit too 'knowing' at times--his ... Read full review

Review: A Boy's Own Story (The Edmund Trilogy #1)

User Review  - Khenpo Gurudas - Goodreads

I found this autobiographical novel interesting, having read it as a very young man myself, in 1982. White's somewhat lyrical and evocative narrative has been considered one of the great pieces of ... Read full review


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