From the Bookshelf of Robert McCammon

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

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What Members Thought

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
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.
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.
Daniel Drago
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.
C. Lorion
Read this a few years ago, and am rereading it now. Wow, it's even better than I remember it being. This guy can really write. Most of his books are in the horror genre, but this one's different. Highly recommend it.
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.
From beginning to end, one of the best books I've ever read!!
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