Boy's Life by Robert McCammon

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Read Boy's Life Online Free - In me are the memories of a boy's life, spent in that realm of enchantments. These are the things I want to tell you....

Robert McCammon delivers "a tour de force of storytelling" (BookPage) in his award-winning masterpiece, a novel of Southern boyhood, growing up in the 1960s, that reaches far beyond that evocative landscape to touch readers universally.

Boy's Life is a richly imagined, spellbinding portrait of the magical worldview of the young -- and of innocence lost.

Zephyr, Alabama, is an idyllic hometown for eleven-year-old Cory Mackenson -- a place where monsters swim the river deep and friends are forever. Then, one cold spring morning, Cory and his father witness a car plunge into a lake -- and a desperate rescue attempt brings his father face-to-face with a terrible, haunting vision of death. As Cory struggles to understand his father's pain, his eyes are slowly opened to the forces of good and evil that surround him. From an ancient mystic who can hear the dead and bewitch the living, to a violent clan of moonshiners, Cory must confront the secrets that hide in the shadows of his hometown -- for his father's sanity and his own life hang in the balance....

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ISBN : 0671743058
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Mass Market Paperback
Number of Pages : 539 pages


Char rated it ★★★★★

August 25, 2016

There is no way that any review could live up to this book. It is utterly fabulous. It reels you in and never lets you go. It will bring back every good memory that you had while growing up. The feeling of freedom you experienced riding your bike, exploring wooded areas and just generally being a...

Shelby *trains flying monkeys* rated it ★★★★★

July 04, 2015

This is one of those books that I've beat myself over the head with how to rate it. I'm going with five stars because it's a book I will remember. I think some of the story felt familiar to me because other author's have been influenced by this writing. And there is not a thing wrong with that, b...

Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ rated it ★★★★★

November 27, 2017

Update: Kindle US for $1.99 today 11-27-17 I am almost at a loss of words about this book. It is one of my favorites now. I thought it was going to be just about a mystery of who murdered someone and and father and son trying to find out the mystery! Even though it was a little before my time all...

Dan rated it ★★★★☆

October 01, 2015

While riding with his father on the milk route, Cory Mackenson witnesses a car plunging into a bottomless lake with a dead man handcuffed to the steering wheel. Will they figure out who the man was before the memory destroys them? Yeah, that's not a great teaser for this. How do you summarize a co...

Elyse rated it ★☆☆☆☆

November 07, 2016

I QUIT!!! I can't stand this book any longer! I mean ....I REALLY can't stand it!!!!! After about 4 hours of my time listening to the Audiobook...I'm DONE!!! I don't care what the hell happens -- I can't remember when I've completely disliked a book more The guys voice on the Audiobook sounds condesc...

Matthew rated it ★★★★☆

March 12, 2017

This was a very good book with two main plot lines and a separate smaller plot in almost every chapter. It reminded me of, and I have read this comparison elsewhere as well, Different Seasons era Stephen King. One of the great things about this book is that it perfectly embodies pre-pubecent innoc...

Alisa rated it ★★★★★

July 23, 2008

If I had to pick JUST ONE book that was my favorite (with a gun to my head, obviously, which is the only way I could ever choose between my favorite books) I would choose this one. It blew me away the first time I read it, and it continues to blow me away each and every time I pick it up. I'm get...

Kelly (and the Book Boar) rated it ★★★★★

May 17, 2017

Find all of my reviews at: “Don’t be in a hurry to grow up. Hold on to being a boy as long as you can, because once you lose that magic, you’re always begging to find it again.” Boy’s Life is a selection I’ve actively avoided ever since it first popped up on my...

Diane rated it ★★★★★

October 25, 2016

5 stars because nothing else will do. 5 stars for the writing, the characters, the plot, the magic. For letting me be inside the mind of a 12 year old boy who is all of us at 12. For the town of Zephyr, Alabama. For Old Moses, The Lady, Mona and Little Stevie Cauley. For 600 pages of sheer entert...

Janie rated it ★★★★★

June 23, 2015

Wow! To say that I loved this book is an understatement. I don't know why it took me so many years to decide to read it. Perhaps it was the length that put me off; the book is over 600 pages. I shouldn't have let that stop me. Once I got started, the story flowed and kept my attention until the v...

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