Boy's Life

Robert R. McCammon
Boy's Life Cover

Boy's Life


I've never been a 12 year old boy. I've never grown up in the rural south. In 1964, I wasn't even a twinkle in my Mom's eye being as she was 8 years old herself; but somehow Robert McCammon was able to transport me back to that time and place.

I would call this a series of interconnected short stories brought together by a consistent cast of characters in the same town, all tied together in the end by an overarching mystery. There are several instances of magical realism and fantasy sprinkled throughout to book and the stories. There is also a liberal amount of dark humor sprinkled in. The best way for me to describe Boy's Life, is if Our Town and Twin Peaks: The Final Dossier had a love child, asked The Adventures of Tom Sawyer to be the child's godfather, and chose to raise it in Castle Rock, Maine.

I am giving this book All the Stars!!