Monday, April 14, 2008

GLBT: The Boy with Black Eyes(book review)

The Boy with Black Eyes
By: Brian Lucas

Review by: Lauren

Based on a true story, this book is about two men who come together unexpectedly, but the attraction sets in at once. Brian can’t turn away and finds himself wrapped up in Nathanial’s life in just a couple days. Signs are shown that things are not quite right, but the relationship still continues…until something happens that breaks their connection forever.

The Boy with Black Eyes is an intense, yet short, read about a relationship that is really anything but. Everything seems to be based on the first connection; the physical connection. As it continues, you become curious as to what exactly this is all leading too…the downfall, if you will.

I read this book in a day’s time and enjoyed it for the most part. As the book progressed, it really started to pull me in. This story is an awful one, but this book is an intriguing and shocking one.

Level: Adult


Steve Couts said...

i purchased "the boy with black eyes" after having read your review & i must say, you were dead-on... a very shocking, disturbing, yet riveting tale. i found it an immensely affecting read, one which will stay with me for quite some time, i'm sure. thanks for the review! :) i would have never discovered this novel if it weren't for you!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Thanks so much! I love to hear back from people, so I'm glad you liked the review enough to read the book and enjoyed said book. That's great!

Reader Rabbit said...

it sounds really riveting! i'll add it to my tbr list (it's getting sooo long)

Shooting Stars Mag said...

I know how you feel! I have a long TBR list as well, but I guess it's better then having nothing to read at all. :)


Anonymous said...

I dunno what kinda books you guys have been reading, but this has to be one of the most awful books I've read in a long time-and that's saying quite a lot.
While I admire the author's attempt to tell a tale, the book is melodramatic, at best-much too "Turn your composition in by Tuesday, or get an F."
If that isn't bad enough Chapter 14 and 15 are actually one chapter-add insult to injury and the break in chapters is in the middle of a sentence.
This book reminded me of the first gay themed movies, where the film would end and you thought the film makers ran out of money and just stopped shooting-you felt robbed of your interest in a story that had no real ending and most importantly robbed of your time.
To be just plain blunt, save your money and your time and skip over this book-it's none of the things people write about it, which leads me to wonder how they are connected to the Author. More disturbingly, in looking at the book, the story and the contents over all, it lends concern to either people who publish their books themselves and manage to get a bunch of "great reviews" so they can sell their drivel, or writers who know all the right people to sleep with to get their "term papers" published. Either one is unacceptable and should be punishable by imprisonment.
May I suggest you all do some real reading-Anything by Michael Thomas Ford has been delightful and well written and Andre Aciman's "Call Me By Your Name" is one of the most touching books I've read in a very long time.
You dudes need to either get out more or read more. I can't understand how you thought "Black Eyes" was entertaining, much less a good book.