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Boise Boys

Burny Wells

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BOOK REVIEW by Rainbow Reviews: Boise Boys is a fascinating fictionalized accounting of a shameful and horrifying era in history. Homosexuality, even suspected, was often a precursor to victimization. Just as today, Gays were victims of hateMoreBOOK REVIEW by Rainbow Reviews: Boise Boys is a fascinating fictionalized accounting of a shameful and horrifying era in history. Homosexuality, even suspected, was often a precursor to victimization. Just as today, Gays were victims of hate crimes, but in this time period, in Boise, Idaho, the homophobia became institutionalized. Imprisonment was almost a certainty. Professional position or down-and-outer, nothing would protect those on whom the eye of homophobia fell. Author Burny Wells possesses an incredibly lyrical, nearly poetic, writing style. The descriptive imagery is vivid and unexpected, making the story a pleasure to read just for the writing. Additionally, the plotting is taut and seamless and rivets with suspense as the reader quickly fears for the safety and lives of the characters, whose only crime is being different. The erotic sensuality is vivid, yet increases the readers comprehension of the characters as the author leads us inside their minds, emotions, and lives. Reading this novel is like walking through the era, in this locale, and observing, even participating, in the events. Caution to readers: Boise Boys contains some references to incest in the past history of some characters, and some very violent situations. These may be offensive to readers. Personally, however, I found the inclusions to be in the context of the narrative and part of the story, rather than included for sensational purposes. From the first sentence, this was a book I could not put aside, and finished it in one reading session. I highly recommend Boise Boys. This one deserves a place on readers Keeper Shelves. http://www.boiseboys.net