Borrowed time is a love story to Paul Monette;s longtime companion.
I read Monette's book first in 98 when it was published, 13 years and one country later, it was still on my mind, and I had to have a copy of my own for the house .
Anyone who wants to understand what the beginning of this epidemic was like, and how much was lost in those first years must read this book.
As one who lost several loved ones before the debut of AZT, I felt as if I wanted again for my friends to even be there to have gained even the 19 months about which Paul writes... Read morePublished 14 days ago by Maryla K Meagher
Anyone interested in the aids epidemic should read this. A thoughtfully written memoir that achieves a blend of objective observation with subjective feeling, giving a poignant... Read morePublished 29 days ago by Brigid
Borrowed Time is a sensitively written and deeply personal story of an intensely private struggle that brought me to tears at times and caused me to become inward focused and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by david head
I wished, while reading it, that Monette had written on many subjects. Possibly one of the best writers I have read in a lifetime, he chronicles his care and eventual loss of his... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mary M. Mansour
The book is primarily the story of the author's agonizing experience of tending to his lover illness and final death from AIDS while all around them scores of their closest friend... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Estela Moreno-Mazzoli
This is the heartbreaking memoir of a man's slow death by AIDS as told by his lover, poet and screenwriter Paul Monette. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
The only negative issue I had with this memoir was that I thought it could have been edited a little better, but it was well written nonetheless. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Andrew W. Palmer
I could not put this book down. Normally a speed reader, I forced myself to slow down to savor the writing as well as the tribute. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Lorene I Melvin
I grew up in the 80's, when AIDS was just setting in the country. We knew little about it then and it was pretty much a death sentence to any poor soul who contracted it. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Stephanie N. Gomez