Book Reviews of Dream Boy

Dream Boy
Dream Boy
Author: Jim Grimsley
ISBN-13: 9781565121065
ISBN-10: 1565121066
Publication Date: 1/9/1995
Pages: 195
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 10 ratings
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 2
Oh, my. I requested this book from a recommendation on the LGBQT boards. I began to read it with the expectation of it just being a book about a boy with the hardships of growing up gay in the South, but it turned into something else entirely.

That's all I can say. I laud this book to the highest extent.
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Helpful Score: 1
Haunting and beautifully written, Dream Boy will shock you with its impact. Jim Grimsley paints a vivid picture of love amidst chaos and dysfunction in rural America. Highly Recommended.
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Helpful Score: 1
I read this a couple years ago.
I never knew it was a gay novel (i just thought the names were funny) and it opened to me a new genre!
Writing is beautiful, sweet, and poetic. I stayed up all night to finish and cried myself to sleep.
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Beautifully written, heartbreaking. Looking forward to reading more from this author.
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A very disturbing book, but also beautiful & well-written, I think. I read it quite a while ago and remember it being tense and upsetting, unsettling... but not necessarily in a bad way.
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I read this book many years ago, but I am still struck by the power of it.
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Well written, but unsettling. You can feel the tension the entire time your reading it.
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Poignant, elicits sympathy, but also predictable. The reader identifies early and often with the main characters, but the tale could be told of any dysfunctional family set-up.