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Jack Holmes and His Friend: A Novel

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  • Posted February 10, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    Top notch White

    As enjoyable as anything he has written. Highly recommended.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 9, 2012

    Amazing observations and characters

    I think every time I read something by Edmund White I start off thinking this is going to be a bit dry, but I'm glad I keep going back. I often find his characters' thoughts to be some of the most soul-baring and resonant I've ever encountered. Jack Holmes' unrequited emotions for his best friend over a period of years might be a kind of suffering that's a lot less likely now that it's much more acceptable to have a same-sex partner, but I think probably most people have experienced the hopelessness of loving or wanting someone inaccessible, and this book explores that territory beautifully.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2012

    See 1-29-12 NYT Book Review

    Explores male bisexuality in a sweeping, multi-decade novel set in New York City.

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 28, 2012

    don't know

    I don't understand why you are sending me books I did not order.

    0 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2012

    Don't waste your money

    I did not find this book interesting or entertaining. I wish I had not bought it.

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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