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In 1984, during L.A.'s frenetic Summer Olympics, conservative co-ed Eden von Eiff befriends young gay man Noah Baldock and his boyfriend, Ronnie. Though they become fast friends, Eden feels like an inconvenient third wheel until she meets Ruben Acosta. Little does she know that Noah has also cast his eye on the handsome Cuban. After a wild summer, Eden's pregnant and strug ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published May 29th 2013 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Jerry
I read this book for the Rainbow Awards.
This was not my kind of novel. Very weird story. Way too much drinking, non communication, screwing around and lack of honor. The characters never became sympathetic to me, I never felt inclined to even like them. It was as if they all had something weird that made them unpalatable even if they had started out to be someone of interest.
The story just kept greeting weirder and darker with each development.
One thing I did like was the authors ability to take
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Amos Lassen
Dec 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Arnold, Jim. “The Forest Dark”, CreateSpace, 2013.
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Amos Lassen

I first read Jim Arnold when I got his book “Benediction” and loved it but wondered why he had not written anything else only to have that answered when I received a copy of “The Forest Dark”. I was quickly reminded of why I thought so much of his writing. Arnold is a wonderful story teller and creates characters that are relatable and they experience situations that any of us could go through. Here we are taken back
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Karen Erway
Dec 18, 2014 rated it it was ok
very good book but kinda confusing at times
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Jim
Jun 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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Jim is the author of the award-winning novels Benediction (2009). The Forest Dark (2013), and Kept (2016).

I'm currently working on a sequel to Benediction, tentatively titled "Benefits." I hope to launch that title in 2018.

Additionally, Jim is the author of the feature screenplays Me and Mamie O’Rourke (finalist and Honorable Mention winner, One in Ten Screenplay Contest, 2007), Lovelines (second
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