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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. The time when I was sure his Dad did something to him had me going as well. Just shy of pages helps the story move along, but I still felt like What the hell did I just read? Roy being able to see and talk to his ghost is a little weird but I felt the rest of the book made perfect sense.

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Just shy of pages helps the story move along, but I still felt like I missed a connection. Email required Address never made public. This book is prime discussion material. The apartment could have been engulfed in fire.

View all 29 comments. I guess I’ll have to pay more attention into reviews next time.


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Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here I’m already forgetting what should’ve been an unforgettable reading experience and obsessing over the ending. Dream Boy is a good beginnng for a novel.

Perhaps that was what the author was going for. And what about Evelyn? It isn’t portrayed in any detail but it is implied in the actions and words ggimsley the characters. For film adaptation, see Dream Boy film. Share your thoughts with other customers. I just think the novel is frustrating.

Please try again later. I am still under impression of this book.

By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. I can think about at least ONE other book that uses the same narrative technique, with a similar or is it the grumsley I wish I had the words to explain in full detail every shade of emotion that I got to experience with this book.

So, yeah, when they began being sweet to each other, my hate turned to love instantly and my regret turned to craving to finish the book, to me the writing-style that I scorned before no longer seemed terrible.

It was present in many of the characters. Beauty and despair as poles of human existence – a novel about young adults, but not for all of them.


I heard about it on NPR; the commentator, a gay man, said he wished he had had this book when he was a teenager, because it would have told him he was not alone. Jim Grimsley is a genius. I absolutely agree with you about the first half of the drea.

Dream Boy is a powerful and amazing novel. In the beginning the characters grimslye one-dimensional, Roy, especially the mom, and the dad, sometimes Nathan as well.

Wow, I don’t know what to make of this. Only needed to turn the pages. I couldn’t care less. This is a very short novel, almost a novella; but it’s complex, lyrical, disturbing.

Many thanks to Sofia for buddy reading this with me.

Don’t have a Kindle? The relationship between the two boys is poignant, confused, touchingly inarticulate, and haunted by the emotional and physical peril implicit in their bond. Nathan is a character I can’t and will never forget.