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Boy's Life
Boy's Life
Author: Robert McCammon
Zephyr, Alabama, is an idyllic hometown for eleven-year-old Cory Mackenson -- a place where monsters swim the river deep and friends are forever. Then, one cold spring morning, Cory and his father witness a car plunge into a lake -- and a desperate rescue attempt brings his father face-to-face with a terrible vision of death that will haunt him ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780671743055
ISBN-10: 0671743058
Publication Date: 5/1/1992
Pages: 608
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.

4.2 stars, based on 176 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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Helpful Score: 4
Boys Life is a wonderful book--it captures the magic of being a child in a world of possibilities and promises. It will make you laugh and make you cry. About an 11 yr old boy from Zephyr Alabama..where monsters swim in the belly of the river, and friends are forever.
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Helpful Score: 4
This is one of my favorite books. I almost regret mailing it off to another PBS member. I wanted to keep it and read it again. The first time I bought the book was at a huge used bookstore here in South Florida. Great Place. Thousands and thousands of books. Went out of business:-((. Anyway, I brought this book up to the check-out counter, and the clerk told me this was one of the best books he had ever read, and as you can imagine, he has read many books. He told me, he had been so impressed that he had found and purchased a first edition signed copy. Even without this endorsement I would have enjoyed this book. It's magical in that way that only a child's life can be magical.
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Helpful Score: 2
Really really enjoyed this book. Nice story about young boy growing up and facing issues that arise throughout the story. Had small town murder mystery beneath it but also spoke about other hardships and enjoyments which can happen in a young boys life. It is written and told through the eyes of the young boy and captures his feelings about his parents, neighbors, friends, schoolmates, bullies and others that interact in his life. This was a nice sometimes well written book and I would definately recommend it.
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This is by far the best of Robert McCammon. Monsters, murder, Nazis, everything that you could want or expect from a brillant thriller writer. This has been my favorite book for about 20 years! I have re-read it again and again and now need a new copy! Recommend this to anyone who is looking for a "different" thriller!
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Helpful Score: 2
This was the first book I read by McCammon, I was quickly enthralled in it and could not put it down. The magical town that this takes place in almost reminds me of "Big Fish" and "The Sandlot" at the same time. On my list of favorites of all time.
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This was a really sweet story about a boy and the things that happen to him and his small town. The town is full of great characters. Tragedies occur and we see how these people pull together as a community. Others might say it reminds them of "Stand by Me" but, I think that may be because of the time period (the 50's). This was a great read--highly recommend it.
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This is my favorite book of all time! I find myself going back and reading it again every few years - and loving it every time! A boy's coming of age in the South in a small town in the 60's/civil rights era tale with so much more! - ghosts, monsters (some human, some not), a murder mystery, mysticism and voodoo, a Nazi war criminal, the value and love of friends and family, meanness and corruption, change vs. progress, real courage - with quite a bit of wisdom thrown in between. Wonderfully and beautifully written - truly McCammon's masterpiece.
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I've read most of McCammon's books. This was one of his better works. I enjoyed travelling back to the 60's. This was semi-fantasy, semi-thriller and a very interesting read.

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