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In this outstanding novel, Allen writes with the experience of one who has lived the lives he's relating through his characters. While the commonality of the human condition applies to all of us on certain levels, the indivuduality of the people we are intrinsically to become gives each one of us a perspective that is unique, touching, and ultimately ours and ours alone. The characters in "Well With My Soul" are much more than just characters in a book; they become more like three dimensional people who might just live next door to you, whose stories you would love to know but in reality will likely never get the chance, and an ending to one chapter is always the beginning of another.
I can highly recommend both "Well With My Soul" and its outstanding author. Get to know Gregory G. Allen through his website, his social media outlets, and his other works of literature. Enriching lives in what any good writer should be about, and with entries like this one Greg is already making his mark. 5 Big Stars.
The story itself is an emotional ride through the ups and downs of sibling rivalry, filtered through the gay/straight and liberal/conservative lenses. Jacob is lured off to New York by the dream of a successful career in modeling and show business with all the glitz and glamour that goes with it. With Jacob off in New York, Noah feels duty bound to stay home with their mother, hurt by Jacob's rejection of their small town comfortable life in the American South. As the story progresses, the brothers find their paths cross and have taken some unexpected twists, much like life itself.
The story itself is a look not only at the relationship between the two brothers as they examine their own relationship with the other, but also their relationships with the significant others in their lives, and most importantly, their relationship with themselves.
Allen's storytelling is touching, at times very light-hearted and at other times very deep, but always provoking. The story resonated with me in such that I began to examine my relationship with my brothers. A definite must read.
At the heart of this novel is the idea that choices - all choices, whether they are good or bad - have consequences. The excesses of NYC's club scene in the 1980's make a wonderful backdrop for a gripping and gritty story.
About halfway through the novel, I realized that the younger, straight brother was actually the protaganist. A wonderful twist, in my humble opinion, coming from an openly gay author. Kudos, Mr. Allen, kudos!
I literally could not put down my iPad while reading this novel (obviously, I bought the digital version). The writing style is reminiscent of Augusten Burroughs and Armistead Maupin - engaging and almost lyrical.
What Gregory G. Allen weaves through the twenty or so years this book covers, is a unique memoir that's moving, funny, poignant and felt true. As an Arizona native who has spent a good majority of his life reading horror and fantasy, I didn't expect to be so enthralled by Allen's work especially when the genre and location of this book are so outside my norm. However, I felt for the characters, wanted them to succeed or fail, and had trouble putting the book down at night. This is testament to the way Allen pulled me along and held on to me with his effortless writing style.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It has taken me a few days to write this review because this is one of those books that really sticks with you and makes you think. Read morePublished on August 1, 2014 by Karen Toz
Set in the 80`s, Jacob leaves his Tennesse home with his love interest, Gary, to pursue fame and fortune in NYC. Noah is left to care for their mother. Read morePublished on July 22, 2013 by Karen Dellecava
This is an absorbing read about two brothers who are as different as day and night. Jacob looks darn good and has managed to maintain a decent body as a model. Read morePublished on January 20, 2013 by Jeannie Walker (Award-Winning Author)
Family often sucks. Single-parent families are one of the worst. I know, I've been there. Read more
Well With My Soul
There are times when you pick up a book that causes you to check your life; this is certainly one of those books. Read more
This is a very powerfully written story which captivated me through to the end. It is the story of two brothers' life experiences that differ immensely. Read morePublished on October 6, 2012 by Nancy L. Silk, Author/Reviewer
insanely powerful story
i was pulled in immediately and could not stop reading
can you pray yourself straight? what a HORRID question!! Read more
Well With My Soul is the journey of two brothers, one gay, one straight, whose wildly diverging choices lead them back to the arms of family. Read morePublished on April 30, 2012 by Kathy Biehl
I want to watch out for my own sarcasm in discussing this book, as I don't want snark to diminish what I"m saying. Read morePublished on April 15, 2012 by Kile Ozier
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