(The Boys of Summer) PDF READ á Richard Cox


The Boys of Summer

The Boys of Summer Download ¿ 109 Both a haunting coming of age story set in North Texas against the backdrop of a deadly tornado and a character driven deeply affecting supernatural thrillerIn 1979 a massive tornado devastates the city of Wichita Falls Texas leaving scores dead thousands homeless and nine year old Todd Willis in a coma fighting for his lifeFour years later Todd awakens to a world that looks the same but feels differen. The book had a good premise and fine start From there I don t know what the author was thinking It felt cliched and hollow There was good potential in the early pages and then it floundered The writing style left much to be desired of the characters as there wasn t much to care about them Switching time frames and character perspectives can work but not in this book

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The Boys of Summer Download ¿ 109 Hey agree to never speak of it againBut darkness returns to Wichita Falls twenty five years later and the boys now men are forced to reunite and confront the wounds from their past When their memories of that childhood summer refuse to align with reality the friends embark upon a search for truth that will threaten their lives and transform their understanding of each other and the world itself forever. 30 StarsBoys of Summer will likely appeal to fans of IT by Stephen King as it had a similar plot and narrative structure This book was incredibly atmospheric with the weather playing a major role in the story Slow paced and character focused the story was well written yet not particularly engrossing

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The Boys of Summer Download ¿ 109 T in a way he can’t uite grasp For Todd it's a struggle to separate fact from fiction as he battles lingering hallucinations from his long sleepThe new friends Todd makes in 1983 are fascinated with his experience and become mesmerized by his strange relationship with the world Together the five boys come of age during a dark fiery summer where they find first love betrayal and a secret so terrible t. SCIENCE FICTIONFANTASYRichard CoxThe Boys of Summer A NovelNight Shade BooksPaperback 978 1 59780 878 1 also available as an ebook 436 pgs 1599September 6 2016 The tornado that struck Wichita Falls Texas on April 10 1979 serves as the catalyst for this coming of age story The Boys of Summer are Bobby the jock Jonathan the brain David as in King Adam the born again and Todd the cipher nine and ten years old when the storm alters the trajectories of all of their lives Todd is so traumatized by the tornado that he enters a catatonic state When he surfaces four years later he possesses a maturity beyond his years and a creepy knowledge of events that have not happened yet Twenty five years later history begins to repeat itself and the boys now men must face the conseuences of their actions and account for how they ve spent their lives The Boys of Summer by Richard Cox is difficult to ualify It is speculative fiction science fiction historical fiction and fantasy incorporating political economic and religious philosophies It reminds me simultaneously of Stand by Me 1986 The Omen 1976 and The Truman Show 1998 The Boys of Summer deals in free will and predestination asking whether the individual can rewrite the ending And maybe the beginning Cox s plot feels labyrinthine but this is deceptive It s really uite simple unfurling at a steady pace while Cox insidiously doles out puzzle pieces A subplot involving a Wichita Falls detective whose wife has the same diagnosis as Todd had catatonic schizophrenia executes the rare feat of enhancing the main plot It meshes seamlessly The story moves back and forth in time from the afternoon of the tornado to events immediately following Todd s re emergence into the world and the reckoning for those events twenty five years later The ominous weather forecasts that begin each section of the novel are an inspired touch It is possible to go crazy from the heat Cox is particularly good at channeling early adolescent angst Darth Vader turned out to be Luke s father Princess Leia was his sister Todd thinks when he awakes and the whole world seemed to have lost its mind These boys are complex authentic and relatable The lone girl in the group Alicia is a well developed character but seems to serve merely as a token female Her significance is unclear As adults these characters are less well defined with the exception of King David who shed his Texas accent and sheath of Middle American fat and his antiuated social conservatism who is terribly definite motivated by the ultimate in insider information Wichita Falls itself gets knocked hard by Cox Riven with class issues the town is portrayed as a cultural wasteland populated by rednecks and a few wealthy pseudo religious hypocrites On the other hand his portrait of the 80s is atmospheric with its references to the multi sided dice of Dungeons Dragons Atari video games and Don Henley lyrics Cox is capable of arresting imagery During the 1979 tornado the sky looked like it had fallen to the earth The bleached white hot sky of the Wichita Falls summer resembles overexposed film Cox has created a strange and intriguing mix of elements which with liberal use of foreshadowing engenders genuine curiosity and keeps the pages turning I am flummoxed but happily so still at a loss as to what The Boys of Summer is I do know that it is compelling and a little maddening and the space time continuum has been spectacularly compromisedOriginally published in Lone Star Literary Life

  • Paperback
  • 436
  • The Boys of Summer
  • Richard Cox
  • English
  • 19 October 2020
  • 9781597808781

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    Richard Cox ✓ 9 Review (The Boys of Summer) PDF READ á Richard Cox I was surprised at how much I actually enjoyed this book considering it was labeled as a science fiction book and I rarely ever venture into the world of sci fi I found this title online after my son was sick for 3 days and I ended up binge watching Stranger Things yes I do watch tv on occasion I loved the show so much and like a true bookworm was devastated to find out that such a great show was not backed by a great bo

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    (The Boys of Summer) PDF READ á Richard Cox Read & download Þ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Richard Cox The book had a good premise and fine start From there I don't know what the author was thinking It felt cliched and hollow There was good potential in the early pages and then it floundered The writing style left much to be desired of the characters as there wasn't much to care about them Switching time frames and character perspectives can

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    Read & download Þ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Richard Cox (The Boys of Summer) PDF READ á Richard Cox I liked the idea of this book but I was disappointed It seemed almost like a lot of other books It had the life

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    Richard Cox ✓ 9 Review (The Boys of Summer) PDF READ á Richard Cox SCIENCE FICTIONFANTASYRichard CoxThe Boys of Summer A NovelNight Shade BooksPaperback 978 1 59780 878 1 also available as an ebook 436 pgs 159

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    Read & download The Boys of Summer Richard Cox ✓ 9 Review (The Boys of Summer) PDF READ á Richard Cox I was attracted to this book because of the alleged similarities it shared to Stephen King’s IT I was disappointed to discover that these similarities only existed in the premise Otherwise this is a far inferior novel The first part “April 10 1979” and the last part “July 4 1983” were interesting Perhaps if there was of a focus on the lives of Todd and his friends as children author Richard Cox might have a co

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    (The Boys of Summer) PDF READ á Richard Cox This one washit and miss 25 Stars Some of the sections were so good I enjoyed most of the characters and the id

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    (The Boys of Summer) PDF READ á Richard Cox The Boys of Summer is a suspenseful page turner to be certain The concept of the novel is strong and the characters' struggles are deeply compelling It's a very Southern Gothic landscape riddled with fire booze psychotic breaks and the occasional monster tornado Cox steadily builds our sense of concern for the characters who feel and act very real at first While reading I became obsessed over the mystery surrounding t

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    (The Boys of Summer) PDF READ á Richard Cox Read & download Þ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Richard Cox Richard Cox ✓ 9 Review This book had cool ideas but ultimately half way through the characters and plot started feeling consumed and overwrought by the same ideas leading to a disconnect with the book in general That might have been the intention but it led to the book not leaving so much of an impression on me overall

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    (The Boys of Summer) PDF READ á Richard Cox Richard Cox ✓ 9 Review 30 StarsBoys of Summer will likely appeal to fans of IT by Stephen King as it had a similar plot and narrative structure This book was incredibly atmospheric with the weather playing a major role in the story Slow paced and character

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    Richard Cox ✓ 9 Review Read & download Þ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Richard Cox (The Boys of Summer) PDF READ á Richard Cox You're gonna have this suspicion about the way this thing is gonna end and you'll think to yourself No no way is he gonna go thereSPOILER He goes there

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