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The Boy (Mastodons) [Hardcover]

James Strauss

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  • Hardcover: 271 pages
  • Publisher: Five Star (15 April 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1594148139
  • ISBN-13: 978-1594148132
  • Product Dimensions: 2.3 x 13.8 x 21.3 cm

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Amazon.com: 4.9 out of 5 stars  28 reviews
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Boy... 3 Jun 2014
By sallynimmow - Published on Amazon.com
I received this book as a gift and was not sure that it was something that I would enjoy. But I picked it up one evening and found it hard to put down. I continued to read and I truly did enjoy this novel. I let a friend borrow the book and she too could not put down, she has now read it 3 times. I also had to shared it with my son, who is looking forward to the next in the series. I am so very happy that I decided to read this novel and enjoy the writings of James Strauss!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars yesterday, today and tomorrow 2 Jun 2014
By Giotto - Published on Amazon.com
Few authors have the depth of understanding to use metaphor and simile as this writer does. The book is presented to most as a story about yesterday, our origins of tribal community formation. This process continues today so when reading think about how transformative this book is, how adroit the concept and prescriptive the vision. I dare say we read little fiction today so intelligent and books that give the reader space to think about what lies beneath the surface of the page and its printed word.

The writer has an interesting background from which to draw and present this story. Curious for men of such action to show us their soft poetic observations of life. Perhaps this really is the way for those who have really confronted the passions of living and dying unlike those who only write about such things from speculatively sanitized and safe distances.

Such poetry flooding out onto the plains of human existence. Just a boy who would become man (and woman). Innocence tempered with survival to show us the way.

Read between the lines and you will see a far greater picture in this book.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent - book - wish Disney would make it into a movie. 31 May 2014
By Terrence O'Neill - Published on Amazon.com
“The boy”, takes place in a fictional time and place about 25,000 years ago, but it is far more than fiction and can be enjoyed in several ways. The story is positive and vividly written as seen through the eyes and thoughts of “The Boy”. As one reads “The Boy”, you experience/live the emotions, integrity, puzzlements, and feelings of the Boy as he copes with tribal rules and ways that at times conflict with truth and his experience. In addition to being a very entertaining story itself, it reflects the wonderment of life and nature that we all experience. So although written about a fictional time and place, the elements of “The Boy” relate to the timeless experience of life wherever a moral life lives.
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars archeological novel 29 May 2009
By Paul Yih - Published on Amazon.com
This was a realistic and exciting journey into the past.....the way past that we can barely imagine..early man still within evolutionary stages...(we may still be there!)...Jim Strauss builds the scene and the character of early humanity, families and experiences that we can still relate to in our lives today. The book is so enjoyable, I read it in two
sittings. Well written, imaginative, realistic..definitely read it.
Kathleen Eddy Yih
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Themes 4 May 2009
By L. Cabot - Published on Amazon.com
When given this book, I did not want to read it. I felt no association with a boy in prehistoric times, nor did I have even a passing interest. But since a good friend presentd it to me, I felt obliged. What a surprise! I became so enraptured with the ever relevant struggles with responsibility, integrity, and love I could not put it down. What a pleasant surprise and a joy to read. Makes a great gift.
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