I also thought the book was very well structured, with each chapter being narrated by alternating characters.
The graphically described scenes of sexual relations are necessary to make us feel for the characters and to understand them.
Scott Heim has somehow managed to write not only an extremely engrossing novel, but a life changing one as well.
One strange book full of interesting but odd, sometimes dark, off the beaten track characters. It would be hard to recommend this book to some, it is one of the more disturbing... Read morePublished 1 month ago by JOHN
"Mysterious Skin" is, at it's core, a remarkable work of art. It's direction is the core of unity as every person involved in this project understood and shared the same... Read morePublished 1 month ago by David Seaman
In this touching story, Scott Heim proves his worth as an outstanding storyteller. Read more
4 1/2 stars -- This is a haunting and disturbingly open-ended book. It's about two boys (young men, by the time the story ends) who go through similar traumatic experiences at the... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Stanley Crowe
'Mysterious Skin' is a very well written story about two kids who have a shared experience during their youth that affects them very differently in their teenage years. Read morePublished 8 months ago by lazza
Mysterious Skin by Scott Heim
Brian Lackey wakes up in the crawl space of his house at age eight unable to remember what had transcribed in the last five hours after a... Read more