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Posted June 27, 2001
I have read a lot of Duvert's books in the original French, and every one has proved a superb piece of writing and a cathartic reading experience. I was just checking today to see what might be available in translation. I would recommened anything he has ever written -- but only to readers who are open to the beauty in deeply disturbing experience and the violation of taboo.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 12, 1999
This book is about the forbidden love between a man and a boy. It is charmingly told, and eloquent. However, the story shows the tragic emotional effect that an adult relationship can have on a child when they are too young to deal with the powerful emotions that come with it. It is indeed a tragedy for all parties involved. Johnathan obviously needs the boy to satisfy his own emotional needs, not out of love.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.