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Preview — Dream Boy by Jim Grimsley. The brutality of Nathan’s family life makes his need for some kind of physical or emotional escape patently clear from the start, but Roy is more of an enigma: I wish I had the words to explain in ful There is something that renders me in awe, sometimes: Abusive alcoholic father and weak Jesus-loving mom, the perfect parents for Nathan.

Aug 31, Ije the Devourer of Books rated it liked it. Explore the Home Gift Guide.

But it is the end of the story is the most uplifting part of the story because it is left to the reader’s mind, and heart. Quotes from Dream Boy.


I wanted to shake her! Its a toss up what one is better. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.


So not for me. I do so wish that writers of “literary” fiction would get over their self-indulgent love of ambiguity, and I suspect the vast majority of readers feel the same. I am sorry for my English; I am not a native speaker. Psychologically, what draws Nathan to Roy, the older-boy-baseball-star-with-a-girlfriend, makes sense; but, sexual orientation aside, Roy’s interest in Nathan makes much less sense?

Grimsley uses the third person present to tell us this story. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Wow, I don’t know what to make of this. For other uses, see Dream Boy disambiguation.

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She turned a blind eye to the abuse of her son. So his going back would be a kind of a win as he could have decide to end it there. For me, along with Marilyne Robinson’s Housekeepingthis book is the most beautifully written, heartfelt I have ever read. A Voice Through a Cloud.

Grimsley’s text is a masterpiece of style. His mother seemed to be powerless but still sympathetic towards her son but she did nothing.

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The novel addresses the conflicts that both boys feel between their religion and their desires. If I say it is about love between Nathan and Roy, then I get the ending even though it grisley be seen as over the top, too faitytale-ish or whatever. Snow rated it really liked it. Nathan is a character I can’t and will never forget. He was a bright boy, whose father biy him; whose mother ignored him; whose boyfriend had a girlfriend while he and MC were secretly seeing each other; who was raped and killed by another boy Jun 29, Thomas rated it liked it Recommended to Thomas by: I was always one for romantic and passionate pairings begun rooting for them.

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Sep 20, Griimsley rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Light from the stained-glass window tints her skin. The book ending was in fact different from the film.

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His wri This was my third or fourth read of this magnificent book by Jim Grimsley. Was Nathan gay because his father abused him? Feb 16, Vmcla rated it did not dreamm it.

His mother avoids the issue, although she knows what is going on. Nathan has a horrible home life with secrets and shame that cause him to isolate himself from others.

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