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Ebook The Body of Jonah Boyd by David Leavitt read! Book Title: The Body of Jonah Boyd
The author of the book: David Leavitt
Edition: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Date of issue: October 1st 2005
ISBN: 0747568286
ISBN 13: 9780747568285
Language: English
Format files: PDF
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This book presents the reader with another occasion to enjoy Levitt's smooth and elegant prose. The loose general struture of it is divided in two overall parts that more or less retell the same events from different perspective and much extra details in the second half. As the such the book feels rather stuck in a loop.

Unfortunately all characters read rather like cliché and the main character and narrator, in particular, didn't feel that real and verysimilar to me but

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this might be due to the fact that this is a book within a book and the narrator is in fact a character imagined by another writer.

The book deals with the ownership of written texts, and I can't help thinking this may be the fruit of ruminations that followed Leavitt's issues with his previous book While England Sleeps.
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It is imperfect but short and on the whole enjoyable. Although certainly not as disastrous as The Page Turner (a misnommer if ever there were one), this is perhaps best saved for the Leavitt die-hard fans (although, in a radical departure from previous efforts, there isn't a single gay character in this one).


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Ebook The Body of Jonah Boyd read Online! Leavitt is a graduate of Yale University and a professor at the University of Florida, where he is the co-director of the creative writing program. He is also the editor of Subtropics magazine, The University of Florida's literary review.

Leavitt, who is openly gay, has frequently explored gay issues in his work. He divides his time between Florida and Tuscany, Italy.



Reviews of the The Body of Jonah Boyd


MATTHEW

Why do you need to write a phone?

LUCAS

Why do they ask for a phone?

LEAH

The book is very deep! Tip for Reading.

POPPY

I really hated the book.




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