[Novel] Boy’s Life (Robert R. McCammon)


A coming of age tale spiced with some mystery murder and horror set in the early 1960s. I felt like it had the potential to be great, but it just couldn’t decide what it wanted to be and boggled down its pace with too many digressions.

Still a worthwhile read if you’re into slow paced mysteries and don’t mind younger protagonists.

Positive: Negative:
Interesting period The tone of narration and the protagonist’s age don’t always add up
Likable, interesting characters Plot is full of digressions that turn pacing into a bog
A competent mystery Tries to be ten things at the same time and ends up letting you down on many of them
A good coming of age tale

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