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Execution, Texas: 1987 (Stonewall Inn Editions) Paperback – 14 Apr 1999


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  • Paperback: 214 pages
  • Publisher: St Martin's Press; 1st Stonewall Inn Ed edition (14 April 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312198787
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312198787
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.5 x 20.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,414,770 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Seeger King, a seventeen-year-old boy enduring another summer in Execution, Texas, copes with incipient changes in his life, including romantic decisions about Cordelia, his girlfriend, and Kent, a sophomore boy to whom Seeger feels extremely attracted. A first novel. Reprint.

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Format: Hardcover
For many reasons I very much enjoyed D. Travers Scott's novel. Scott's command of the classical elements ensures a well balanced believable story told in a logical, easy-to-follow dramatic sequence of events. Pathos and humor tightly bind each vivid scene. And I like the sex too!
I like a little blood with my meat and that's exactly what Scott gives you...just a little. Seeger is at once rubbing, grinding, and pushing against his carnal coming of age. Seeger is no different than any other horny teen struggling to find his path. He is wracking his brains trying to make sense of the examples his mentors/role models have given him. He is figuring out they won't work for him. The absolute frustration with and distancing from his parents proves Seeger is the same as any other teenager...only different!
I can highly recommend this Novel. Not only is it well written, it is believable and entertaining!
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By A Customer on 16 Jun. 1999
Format: Paperback
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Its strengths are in its fascinating look at the lives of high school students struggling with figuring themselves out, both personally and sexually, and in a sometimes real main character.
The drawbacks for Execution, Texas 1987 are in the often confusing use of flashbacks, as I often had to read closely or read again to determine whether or not I was reading a flashback, and in what I read from a prior review: the characters are a little TOO open about their sexuality.
Other than that, as I said, I enjoyed reading it, especially since Seeger does with Marc what I do with Stevie Nicks.
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By A Customer on 1 April 1999
Format: Paperback
While not perfectly realized, the themes developed in this novel are interesting and affecting. The relationship between Seeger, the seventeen-year-old protagonist, his girlfriend Cordelia, and the object of (apparently, everyone's) desire, Kent are developed with wit and intelligence. Unfortunately, altogether too much psychic mumbo-jumbo clutters the narrative and too-frequent use of flashback confuses the continuity of the story. In my opinion, the novel's strengths outweigh it's weaknesses and as such it is RECOMMENDED reading.
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Format: Hardcover
The reader is constantly drawn by visual images, pop culture sounds, common Texas references, and bizarre maternal memories into the life of Seegar as a graduating senior in the summer of 1987. His life, and his reckoning with gay/straight reality, beckon you into an attempt to empathize and understand this generation and its angst.
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