From the Bookshelf of Robert McCammon

Boy's Life
Start date
March 27, 2013
Finish date
April 30, 2013
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Why we're reading this
A great tale and in memory of Rick Hautala, he loved this tale.

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What Members Thought

May 25, 2012 Algernon rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2012, favorites
this is going to be a bit long and rambling, because I really, really liked the book and had a lot to chew on before putting my thougths on paper:

My third book by Robert McCammon took me a little by surprise by the change in style, but in a good way. I liked The Wolf's Hour for its Indiana Jones type of campy adventure and Swan Song for its disturbing depiction of the aftermath of a nuclear war. But Boy's Life is where I became a true fanboy, where he has shown what he can really do with a
Randolph Carter
Jan 18, 2013 Randolph Carter rated it it was amazing
Shelves: horror, fiction
A blend of Stephen King and Ray Bradbury but King wishes he had written a book this good. Lots of supernatural goings-on but not a horror novel in my book - the menace is never supernatural. To call this a masterpiece would not be an exaggeration; an almost perfect book.
Mar 11, 2014 Debra rated it it was amazing
I loved rereading this book. It was so nostalgic. The characters are so well-developed and the storytelling excellent. I loved the mystery, the supernatural elements, and how McCammon got inside the minds of young boys. I also like that the boys' parents weren't ogres, but decent people. I'd recommend this book to anyone, regardless of their favorite genres.
May 20, 2015 J rated it it was amazing
I've been meaning to read this book for years, I had a friend that had recommended it , for some reason I kept putting it off. Found it to be a wonderful story, great setting ,great characters. Story felt like an old comfortable shirt or jacket that you put on and envelopes you in its warmth. Mr. McCammon is a great storyteller, the story winds around you and envelops you till you feel you are in it.
Daniel Drago
May 14, 2012 Daniel Drago rated it it was amazing
This is the 3rd time reading Boy's Life and it has to be one of my all time favorite books. Every chapter is a novel inside of a novel. Mr. McCammon does an amazing job on the characters. I feel like I know all of them from the major players to minor characters who I love so much. Do yourself a favor and read this book.
May 23, 2012 Cyn rated it it was amazing
Yet again, Robert R. McCammon comes through with an amazing piece of work. His uncanny ability to create a world full of richness and unique characters, an environment that feels so true I don't want to part with it when the story is over, never ceases to awe and intimidate at the same time.
May 27, 2016 Sandy marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Jun 10, 2014 J rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Feb 22, 2014 Karl rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rob Gerke
Sep 13, 2013 Rob Gerke rated it it was amazing
Jul 19, 2013 Elizabeth rated it it was amazing
Michael Siana
May 06, 2013 Michael Siana rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mar 20, 2013 William rated it really liked it
Jonathan Janz
Apr 17, 2014 Jonathan Janz marked it as to-read
Nov 27, 2012 Ashley rated it it was amazing
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Aug 21, 2012 Bill rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own-hardcover
Jun 08, 2012 Victoria marked it as to-read
Dec 24, 2014 Charles rated it it was amazing
Jan 25, 2015 Patricia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Trev Twinem
Feb 09, 2016 Trev Twinem added it
Shelves: lovehorror
May 10, 2012 Marisella rated it really liked it
May 01, 2012 Heather rated it really liked it
Shelves: library
Chris Palmer
Apr 30, 2012 Chris Palmer rated it it was amazing
Apr 22, 2012 Randi marked it as to-read
Barb S.
Apr 22, 2012 Barb S. rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2013
Apr 22, 2012 Rose marked it as to-read
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