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Embarrassed, Roy abandons Nathan at the plantation.

It seems to be clinical, Just finished it and am trying to determine what I think. I had finished the book by 1 am and had to listen to Taylor Swift’s Blank Space in hopes of keeping my sanity by keeping the thoughts of the book at bay.


I found your site because I too was extremely confused by the end of the book. Trivia Byo Dream Boy. A fantasy novel, Kirith Kirinwas published by Meisha Merlin Books in and won the Lambda in the science fiction and horror category for Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

After the first time they meet, Nathan and Roy basically. They are secretive and tentative about ny relationship but it is intense and astonishing in its power. First he manipulates us ruthlessly and plays on our emotions and for what?

Aug 31, Ije the Devourer of Books rated it liked it. Would you like to jom us about a voy price? Quotes from Dream Boy. Roof Beam Reader Adam. And what about Evelyn? For me it seems as if Nathan was very much alive at the end or maybe he wasn’t but whatever happened he gave Roy the chance to leave his small town where horror happens behind closed doors.


Grimsley’s writing is concise and almost clinical, yet strongly sensual and violent.

In the beginning the hoy seemed one-dimensional, Roy, especially the mom, and the dad, sometimes Nathan as well. I know that I am not the only one. It deals with trauma, torture, incest and molestation. Everything shimmered with the fragility of first love but shattered into pieces with the violence.

Pages About Recent Tweets Grimslry is the hardest part of writing for me. But with its topic can be called, disturbing any way you look at it. Dream Boy – maybe that’s the answer?

A Voice Through a Cloud. By turns rambling and precious, the narrative becomes incoherent by the end. The fact that they never said “I love you” to each other.

Roy and Nathan got away before the congregation could see Nathan. Sep 01, Nancy rated it really liked it. Feb 28, Bonnie Brody rated it it was amazing Recommended to Bonnie by: This is a very short novel, almost a novella; but it’s complex, lyrical, disturbing.

Friendly reminder that Nathan finally felt Roy’s protection and affection that day. Can you send me link for some of the lgbt fictions that you recommend your readers to try and read please. No more words, let the book talk to you. I do agree the touching is odd. The younger boy caught gri,sley the grip of his first love for another boy and the oppressive grip of his abuser of a father.


If the latter, what kind of dream?

Roy being able to see and talk to his ghost is a little weird but I felt the rest of the book made perfect sense. I had no clue what I was left with when this story drew to a drewm.

I highly recommend this masterpiece of a ghost tale. Dream Boy is about young adults, but might not be for young adults.

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I just skimmed the ending again. The only child of a prodigiously disturbed southern family, he’s subjected to unremitting emotional and sexual abuse at the hands of his drunkard father while his morbidly religious mother looks passively on. Told with such brevity but maintaining a thematic power that really hits home with the final sentences of the novel. I got this book Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger.

I have so many ideas on this ending, but if I tried to articulate them, I would be about as comprehensible and clear as the ending itself.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I think the MC has died and what happened to him after is some kind of his personal heaven or that is how people who belong to each other meet after death. I do remember him having dried blood on him though.