For example, whatever happened to David, his younger brother, who because he was better-looking, played a significant role in how Johnny Ray viewed himself? Follow me on Twitter My Tweets. If you are a young gay man and in for an uplifting read, than this could be your pick. Does it perpetuate the old myth that homosexuals find all members of the same sex attractive? Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. The humor is what makes the book for me. He’s smart, sensitive and confident in a way that is endearing. Of course from present perspective you can even ask yourself why it was big deal to publish novel like this or even skip the fact that main character is homosexual like I almost did with this one but I presume than the they were pioneers.
Got ’til it’s Gone by Larry Duplechan. This was published in Retrieved from ” https: Colin Hammar rated it really liked it Mar 22, Refresh and try again. Email required Address never made public. It’s hilariously dated in some ways is very much set in the early s , but still pretty progressive in other ways, even by today’s standards.
I did blackbidr the book and would recommend it as a good read. Of course regardless of sexual orientation. Want to Read saving….
Dilo Keith rated it it was amazing Jun 10, Views Read Edit View history. I enjoyed this book. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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Gay Fiction Rediscovered and Mighty Real: This was fast and easy read in which I really enjoyed. However, this time we see him five years earlier when he was an year-old high school student in a small Southern California town. To ask other readers questions about Blackbirdplease sign up. Having never been a 17 year old boy or read any of Larry Duplechan’s other works, Mmovie really can’t comment on whether this is realistic or is Duplechan’s style of writing.
You are commenting using your Facebook account. My parents kicked me out. Johnnie Ray spent the majority of the book doing three things: Oct 03, Meg rated it really liked it Shelves: His old friend, Efrem, who had no trouble with being gay, does boackbird have the blackbirc of his family, and his new friend, Marshall, makes no secret about wanting to be more than friends with Randy.
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Duplechan was born on December 30, in Los Angeles, California. I don’t want to ruin the story for anyone so won’t go into too much detail.
Please login or register to use this feature. Compelling enough to make me want to keep reading even when I found things nonsensical, and many of the more difficult topics were fairly well handled.
Interview Behind the Scenes. Colin Hammar rated it really liked it Mar 22, Peggy rated it really liked it May 25, Blunt, dramatic, and enjoyable coming of age novel. Sweet, funny, sexy, sad, Johnny Ray’s story is not for everyone, but I found it a wonderful read.
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In addition to his novels, his work has also been published in numerous anthologies, including Freedom in This Village: Lists with This Book. That said, I would caution that there are a few chapters that contain quite graphic sexual scenes so if that bothers you, this may not be the best book to read.
It’s hilariously dated in some ways is very much set in the early sbut still pretty progressive in other ways, even by today’s lwrry.
Mikhail Lutchman rated it it was ok Jan 12, Of course from present perspective you can even ask yourself why it was move deal to publish novel like this or even skip the fact that main character is homosexual like I almost did with this one but I presume than the they were pioneers.
I had expected that the sexualisation of all male characters would diminish once Johnnie Ray found other homosexual men that he could connect with and felt blackblrd confident in his own sense of self that the sexualisation would decrease. This page was last edited on 12 Octoberat Oct 19, Andrea rated it really liked it. J-L rated it liked it Nov 03, There was no real story here.
Got ’til it’s Gone by Larry Duplechan. This was published in Arsenal first reissued Blackbird in under its Little Sister’s Classics imprint. Add to list Share On a book page, this tab will allow you to add a book to one of your lists.
Blackbird by Larry Duplechan
Lambda Literary FoundationFebruary 18, Paperbackpages. Deadline HollywoodJanuary 6, Want some dessert with that movie? After Captain SwingDuplechan took a hiatus from writing for several years and returned to singing, founding an a cappella vocal lsrry and participating in community choirs after the home he shared with Harvey was damaged in the Northridge earthquake.
Plus he sings with the voice of an angel as the conflicted choir boy. Thomas rated it it was amazing Mar 17,