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The Miles

liked it 3.0  ·  Rating Details ·  41 Ratings  ·  14 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
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Paperback, 352 pages
Published June 1st 2012 by Kensington (first published May 29th 2012)
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Brian
Feb 09, 2016 Brian rated it did not like it
"The Miles" is a book I wanted to like. But it was not to be. I saw it on a table at a bookstore and picked it up. As a runner myself, the premise intrigued me. Unfortunately this text lives up to every stereotype out there about gay men. This is made more distressing by the fact that the author is a gay man, and one would hope he of all people would not engage in stereotypes of himself and his peers.
Stereotypes that I found particularly irritating included...
-the idea that gay men cry every tim
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Beth
Jun 05, 2012 Beth rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Chuck Rankin
Jul 26, 2015 Chuck Rankin rated it it was amazing
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 sections....to 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
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Kevin McAllister
Jul 10, 2012 Kevin McAllister rated it it was ok
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
Charles
Mar 12, 2013 Charles rated it did not like it
Shelves: glbt
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.
Wacey
Sep 17, 2012 Wacey rated it really liked it
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.
willowdog
Feb 05, 2016 willowdog rated it it was ok
The friendships, loves and problems revolving around a gay running club in NYC is a light read which doesn't succumb to the obvious. Reading this at the same time as Love Christopher Street, this novelization was vivid in comparing it to the real memoirs of that work.
Steven Kruger
Jul 18, 2012 Steven Kruger rated it liked it
Interesting. The "gay" part of the story is a bit hackneyed and not entirely believable. However, the "running" segments are right on the mark.
Monster
Sep 20, 2015 Monster rated it really liked it
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.
Nguyen
Jan 01, 2015 Nguyen rated it did not like it
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...
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Rebecca Miller
Feb 07, 2016 Rebecca Miller rated it really liked it
def wasnt what i was thinking but still a good read
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Aug 15, 2013 Kevin Thomas rated it liked it
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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2012 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention (5* from at least 1 judge)
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