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The Miles

3.13 of 5 stars 3.13  ·  rating details  ·  31 ratings  ·  10 reviews
A squadron of spectators screamed and hooted, and Liam could feel his legs lighten. It was possible. He could run at any speed now; he would accelerate and accelerate and accelerate…
When Liam Walker joins a running club in New York City, it's with some trepidation. Liam has always loved running, but the world of team racing, and the camaraderie that goes with it, are new t
Paperback, 352 pages
Published June 1st 2012 by Kensington (first published May 29th 2012)
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Chuck Rankin
I travel to an independent bookstore in Chicago to pick up a season of gay fiction where gay fiction means..."books with upstanding men that have notion that they are attracted to another man." Is THIS such a rare issue that books cannot cover on a more regular basis? Do I really have to visit old indi stores that have large gay book find a book where the gay character is not diseased or killing everyone off as a mass murderer?

THE MILES took me back to the times when I lived in a
As a Front Runner, I really wanted to like this book. It has a good premise. However, it could have used another good editing in most sections.

The dialogue feels too stiff and forced. No one uses "I am going to..." as much as these characters; it's more usually and conversationally "I'm going to...", especially when you use contractions in other sections. The beginning and ending sections of the book read the most smoothly and seemed to be where the focus of the editing had been while the middl
Generic, bland characters with a mix of obnoxiously flamboyant way of living that is stereotypical of gay men. I couldn't bring myself to finish the 3rd chapter...
This book isn't literature, but it is well written. I added an extra star for running and queer(sex) content because I am a fan of these things.
Kevin McAllister
I decided to read this book based on the back cover blurb which talked about the camaraderie of running teams in New York City. Being a part of this scene for decades I thought this book would be perfect for me. But it seems I didn't read the blurb carefully enough because it turns out the book focused on just one running club. A club for gays and lesbians. And while there were some good moments about races I ran; for the most part this was a novel about the gay lifestyle and all the drama that ...more
This reads like a first work, with a very wobbly start. Lennon was poorly served by his editor. The plot is okay and, because I'm gay and interested in gay romance themes, it held my interest; if I were not gay, it might be too narrow a focus. The background subject is very infra-dig and probably roman-a-clef -- a gay running club in NYC. Having briefly been a member of this club, alot is familiar and rings true.
This book caught my eye as I was browsing through a local bookstore. This is exactly the type of book I've been looking for for years. While it may not be a classic, it's a book that speaks pretty solidly to my life, and I found the experience of reading it to be amazing.
Steven Kruger
Interesting. The "gay" part of the story is a bit hackneyed and not entirely believable. However, the "running" segments are right on the mark.
Waffling between a 4 and 4.5 on this one but ended up giving it a 4.5 in the end. review to come.
Kevin Thomas
Decent, story was slow to engage then as soon as you're into it it drops you with a non-ending.
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