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Boy's Life by Robert R. McCammon
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Jun 19, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: read-2010

A very engaging fantasy story about a boy’s experiences growing up in the deep south. Painfully nostalgic at points while retracing the emotions of growing up in a small southern town. Cory Mackenson’s world is turned on end when he witnesses a car wreck with his dad one early Sunday morning. He can’t shake the things he saw and the emotions he has about that morning, as well as the fact that it was apparent that the car wreck was no accident and the murderer is still in their midst. Kind of extreme at times in its fantasy, but tolerable with a suspension of reality and a willingness to just go along for the ride. Cory eventually solves the murder, along with the help of his dad, who has been equally shaken by the murder. Cory’s dad becomes engrossed by the murder and is almost taken over the edge by it. The dad’s pain is palpable and the relief experienced is well deserved when the story is concluded. Worth a second read.

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