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on 18 January 2017
Great book, something very different to anything I've read before, and very different from The Fire Next Time. Interesting and gripping, got it finished very quickly.
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on 20 November 2015
A short but powerful novella. Evocative and heartbreaking showing that love knows no boundaries and you don't really chose who you love.
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on 24 April 2017
This is a book very worthwhile reading. It has a powerful impact on the psyche and is a cause for much reflection on friendship, love and the individual.
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on 29 September 2015
A wonderful, relentless, fearless book about the heartbreak of being a gay man within a culturally hostile world. Baldwin is o powerful writer who does not flinch from touching deep emotions and experiences. One of the best (and most disturbing) novels that I have read in a long time.
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on 1 July 2017
Disturbing and human account of love, loss and the struggle to belong. Strongly recommend this Baldwin classic. Of its time but timeless.
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on 25 March 2017
They don't write like this anymore! So beautiful yet tortured!
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on 15 May 2017
Great book
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on 26 April 2017
Beautifully written succinct book about a doomed love affair.
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on 7 June 2017
got for uni. thanks !
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on 15 October 2001
In this novel, Baldwin captures the torment faced by a young man in a foreign city with desires he dare not admit to himself. David spends his life running from his sexuality with the result that he denies and destroys his lover Giovanni. Giovanni's chaotic and shambolic room provides a powerful symbolic back drop to the events which unfold within. The novel leaves a bitter taste - you can't run forever and be happy. However this is a message to society and not the individual - David and Giovanni were constrained by an era where homosexuality was synonymous with inferiority and perversion. Within these constraints they could not be happy as a couple.
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