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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  - 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  - Jason - 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  - Josh - Goodreads

If he wasn't writing about gay men, he would be as famous as any major modern author. From what I've read of the modern canon, he and Toni Morrison are the best writers. I didn't mind the nonlinear ... 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

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

User Review  - Inkpenshmee - Goodreads

I love Edmund White's writing. This book is an insightful read for people from broken homes or for people who want to look at adolescence through a brilliant man's eyes. It's also a gay story, so your enjoyment of the story might related to how much you relate to or take an interest in that. Read full review

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

User Review  - Ethan - Goodreads

I enjoyed this quite a bit, and I appreciate how White resisted the impulse to describe coming of age as a linear narrative. Instead he jumps around, and things happen, not necessarily with any ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Vanessa - Goodreads

This book is often named as a classic gay coming-of-age story. It is well-written and readable, but beyond that I found it utterly depressing. The main character seems to always be looking for love ... Read full review


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