Almost Like Being in Love: A Novel

Almost Like Being in Love: A Novel

by Steve Kluger
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Overview

Almost Like Being in Love: A Novel by Steve Kluger

A high school jock and nerd fall in love senior year, only to part after an amazing summer of discovery to attend their respective colleges. They keep in touch at first, but then slowly drift apart.

Flash forward twenty years.

Travis and Craig both have great lives, careers, and loves. But something is missing .... Travis is the first to figure it out. He's still in love with Craig, and come what may, he's going after the boy who captured his heart, even if it means forsaking his job, making a fool of himself, and entering the great unknown. Told in narrative, letters, checklists, and more, this is the must-read novel for anyone who's wondered what ever happened to that first great love.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061982842
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/06/2009
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 198,590
File size: 782 KB

About the Author

Steve Kluger has written extensively on subjects as far-ranging as World War II, rock 'n' roll, and the Titanic, and as close to the heart as baseball and the Boston Red Sox. He lives in Santa Monica, California.

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Almost Like Being in Love 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 52 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I devoured Almost Like Being in Love and found myself getting miffed at life¿s duties that took me away from it (sleeping, driving kids, making meals, etc.) I would have read it all in one sitting had I only been able to. Steve Kluger can take baseball and flagrant, in-your-face gayness (two subjects that probably wouldn¿t jump off the bookshelf at me) and make me beg for more. Kluger¿s ability to use nonconventional ways to portray his characters is uncanny. His characters are intriguingly developed and brought to life through diary entries, faxes, memos, emails, menus, and even court documents. His ability to create a cohesive story with only a miniscule amount of narrative is wondrous. Very few authors could have made this strategy work, and Kluger was clearly successful! Kluger¿s affection for his characters is clear and contagious. He makes them all very human and he deals with their foibles with endearing warmth and humor. He also demonstrates to us that this conglomeration of varied characters is a family in the true sense of the word. The amount of caring and compassion and acceptance illustrated in this book could easily be a lesson to all of us, no matter what orientation, preference, gender, religion, or politics we follow. Although it doesn¿t initially look or sound like it, this is a book about family values, friendship, support, and loyalty.
brokendreamboi 7 months ago
There might be a story in this book, if you can look past the horrible style. I wasn't exactly sure when the main characters fell in love, but suddenly there was a 20 year time jump. This book provided very few connectable scenes. I skimmed a lot of it because most of the information was so irrelevant. How does this book have more than 2 stars? Read at your own risk.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's always been difficult for me to find quality books featuring non stereotypically gay characters in lead roles, and this book does NOT disappoint. The characters are so relatable and the book is so funny and charming, it deals with big issues without being melodramatic. The book would make such a lovely romantic comedy film. Ahhhhh well, I can dream can't I? Highly recommended for any hopeless romantics out there.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Maybe it was a case of overhype, but I pushed myself to finish this book. I kept hoping I would find a moment when the book would click for me, but it never did.
D_MacGowan More than 1 year ago
Another great novel from the current King Of Epistolary Fiction.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like it a lot but the first chapter confused me. The format was wierd and their relationship moved too quickly. I also found it strange that wheb they showered tigether annd saw each ither naked it was nbd but when they kissed it was like OMG
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed very much but the ending was predictable
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed book very much ;). I mean what it you like someone i dont talk to them and you got a good life and you have alife and after all those years you finllay remeber ? I true loved this book and i hope you do too.... Enjoy!
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I havent laughed this hard from a book in a long time. Wonderful.
mbphil More than 1 year ago
Hands down one of the funniest books I've read in my life. Highly recommended!
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