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Burning Girl

2.83  ·  Rating Details ·  66 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Drew Burke is twenty -- a working-class college student in Baltimore. Seduced by the wealth that surrounds him, Drew finds himself drawn into a complex and sensually charged friendship with fellow student Bahar Richards and her brother, Jake. With Bahar, it's a soulmates' bond, with Jake, it's a romance born of a fierce sexual attraction. But a strange wall of mystery surr ...more
Published by Rob Weisbach Books (first published August 1st 2000)
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Donald Fox
Nov 14, 2016 Donald Fox rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: glbt, fiction
I enjoyed the descriptions provided by the author. They were always very apt to the action and thought processes of the characters. The overall plot became much more psychological as the story progressed and although I enjoyed the character development in the beginning of the novel, the mystery of who was where when the girl is killed and everyone's relationship to her and each other and the actions of a particular night became a bit overkill at times. It would have been nice to see the characte ...more
Joey Hook
This book was an interesting maze of a mystery, and I found myself interested in the main character, Drew. The tension between Drew and his boyfriend Jake was intriguing, and you'll never hear me say this, but I enjoyed his chemistry and interaction with Jake's sister, Bahar, more than his interaction with Jake.

The biggest problem I had with this book was the dialogue. It was stilted and awkward, and I found it difficult to follow at some points. Overall, it was a good book, short and to the po
Aug 29, 2007 DumDum rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: Homo's that want to like a book because it has a gay theme
I picked up this book (hard cover no less) because it was on the Powell's "employee picks shelf" and I liked the cover. Maybe just a little bit because "gay" was mentioned in the employee's review. STUUUUUUUUUU-PIIIIIIIIIIID. The one good thing was that it was a quick read. I hate bad books that sell just because they appeal towards a certain audience's preference. Just because a book has a "gay" theme doesn't mean I have to like it. Just as a "golf" book doesn't have to appeal to all golfers, o ...more
Jul 05, 2013 Chris rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
i found some inconsistencies in style, tone, pacing, and narrative in this work..though there were some sections in which the style was so strong, clever, and just beautiful. the dialogue was unreal, but always interesting...minus the last 20% or so of the book. drew was such a delightful character, even if a bit anti-hero, and then neihart just ruined him by making him such a whiner! how i didn't really understand the point of the book - but maybe that's my fault.
Jan 07, 2016 Marie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Had potential, but somewhere me and the story parted ways. Felt as if I might have skipped a page, but sadly no.
Thought this was kind of weird. Dialog hard to follow, and fairly predictable ending. Some interesting twists, though.
not great, but entertaining
Brittany Manning
This book was trying to be something. It failed. Not terrible as a whole in the entire realm of books but pretty terrible in the realm of good books.
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