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Half-Life is about being-or at least feeling-young and old at the same time. About loving, or wanting to love, but knowing that life and love are both as exuberant and seductive yet two-dimensional and illusory as a billboard along any of Los Angeles's endless freeways.
I heard once that a novel is a big lie, and inside of it the truth.
I'd say the author of Half-Life is good at telling the truth but bad at telling lies. Read more
I found this book to be a bit of a disappointment. My biggest complaint is that none of the characters are developed to the point where I, as a reader, could relate to them or, for... Read morePublished on December 3, 2007 by eps318
It's refreshing to have a novel about gay teenagers that ISN'T a typical gay teen novel. "Half-Life" doesn't focus on the usual cliches that come with the territory: coming out,... Read morePublished on October 3, 2007 by Edward Aycock
I very much enjoyed reading this book. I found it almost a thriller just waiting for someone to make a move. Read morePublished on August 19, 2006 by Andrew Nessl
This deceptively amiable first novel tells the sometimes dark, affecting story of a gay teenager's last weeks of high school in a fictional suburb of Los Angeles. Read morePublished on July 26, 2006 by Blake Fraina
I really wanted to read this book, and I did try (clearly, since I bought it), but couldn't get past the simplistic writing. Read morePublished on June 26, 2006 by B. Horne
It was a good book. Could have been edited slightly more, but, I think it wast true to life. It held my interest, and I'm not interested in much. Read morePublished on June 20, 2006 by Kenny T
I just don't get it...how does stuff like this get published? Because the "author" lives in a big city and runs into publishing types? Read morePublished on May 29, 2006 by RamsonS
A line from the front flap of "Half Life" reads "An Adventure in Light Reading," and I couldn't agree more. Read morePublished on April 8, 2006 by Salvatore Sapienza