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message 1: by Kelsey (new)

Kelsey (thebestthereis07) Any books similar to Summer of Night by Dan Simmons of Boys Life by Robert McCammon? I loved the feel of these books immensely and am craving something similar. Group of young boys, summer in the 1960s, etc. anything similar?


message 2: by WendyB (new)

WendyB  | 2977 comments Mod
December Park by Ronald Malfi is a great coming of age story, one of my favs.


Jen from Quebec :0) (muppetbaby99) | 397 comments Many by Stephen King come to mind-- he writes childhood, summer, childhood friendships SO SO well. Try: It or Hearts in Atlantis or The Long Walk or The Body ('The Body' is found in his 4 novella collection, 'Different Seasons', I think...)
--- Jen from Quebec :0)

(PS) Yeah, I frigging LOVE King.


message 4: by WendyB (new)

WendyB  | 2977 comments Mod
You might also find some ideas on this list: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/3...

The list mentions The Bottoms by Joe Lansdale. This is also one of my favs.


message 5: by Alan (new)

Alan | 4818 comments Mod
Not exactly the same as Boy's Life and Summer of Night, but similar enough:

Brian Keene's Ghoul
Ghoul by Brian Keene

Peter Straub's Mystery
Mystery by Peter Straub


message 6: by Greg (new)

Greg (popzeus) This is really good, would recommend to any fans of the aforementioned two books: The Shadow Year by Jeffrey Ford


message 7: by Mort (new)

Mort | 25 comments You could give BAY'S END by Edward Lorn a go, perhaps.


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