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Jim the Boy: A Novel

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2012

    Jim The Boy

    This book is luminous, a gem of a novel, a universal story about growing up, told in simple language and style, but handling complex issues of life. In some ways it is a children's book for adults. Don't let the fact that the protagonisis ten years old keep you from reading this!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 12, 2010

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    This book was just fantastic it was wonderfull a great job to Tony Earley you must read this book!

    I recommend that you read this book because it spoke to me it proved people can still do fun stuff in a time of struggle and be happy it makes you want to go out and do something exciting and fun, that life has many small details that make it feel fantastic here is an example from the story "Though he makes contact almost every time he swings the bat, he does not strike the mighty blow he sees in his mind" now Jim hits the ball but doesn't get the mighty blow he wants but he practice batting after because it's fun. As you began to read this book it will keep you wanting more and more with such great detail of the setting you will surely find yourself from the beginning to the end back to the beginning and to the end again. As you go through this book you start to get this sense or feel for Jim as he goes through his life in America's great depression, you understand how hard working and joyful him and his family are, and though it's a third person novel it feels like it's in first person like your there witnessing it with your own eyes and when you read the dialogue you can hear it. This book was just astounding I was so interested in it, it connected with me I began to think about how I felt at certain times in my life that Jim felt like while what was going on in his life that had made him feel like he did, we shared feelings just in different time periods.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 31, 2009

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    An easy read, leaves you with a smile.

    I just loved this book. It was just a really nice coming of age book and is set during the early 1900s. Easy going story that kept me intrigued. A keeper...

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2005

    Relive your youth

    This book is so well written, I easily related to the characters and the setting and felt like I was actually there. This book perfectly captures the bittersweetness of growing up...longing to be considered an adult, while holding on to the simple pleasures of youth. I loved it and read it in a day.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2003

    As Mozart is to the Ear Early's Writing is to the Heart

    Reading this simple yet complex journey through Jim's young life brought me tranquility like a beautiful Mozart Sonata. Mr. Early reveals Jim's world through a musician's spectacles-- his words are truly music!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2002

    A GOOD READ

    Jim, his mother, and his uncles are good, moral, hard-working characters. A simple story set in a simpler time. Strong traits of family loyalty. I recommend this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2001

    One you will want to share

    Great book with a full circle ending...you will feel yourself directly related to at least one or more of the characters. A real hidden treasure in a world of useless lit...

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2000

    A step back into your youth...

    Earley captures perfectly the thoughts and feelings of what it was like to be ten years old. His view of early twentieth century life through the eyes of 'Jim the Boy' is nothing short of marvelous. The story is simple, sweet, and poignant. It had a smile on my face from page one.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2000

    A Boy to Love

    This is a thoroughly enchanting book. One easily falls in love with Jim and his Uncles. They provide the humor and the humanity for the book. It is touching to read how they treat this very special child. I recommend it for adults and children.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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