[Read] ➵ Aubade ➲ Kenneth Martin – Horsebackridingwisconsin.us

Aubade It Is The Beginning Of The Summer, And Paul Has Just Left School Estranged From The People Around Him And Unable To Communicate With His Parents, He Feels Lonely And Unloved But His Life Suddenly Changes When He Meets A Young Medical Student Whom He Renames Gary Their Relationship Develops Through The Long Hot Summer, To Reach Its Climax With The Approach Of Autumn.Kenneth Martin Was Only Sixteen When He Wrote Aubade, Using His Poverty Stricken Adolescence As Well As People He Knew For The Book S Central Conflict And Characters Given Those, One Can Say That Aubade Is The Ultimate Gay Young Adult Novel.

10 thoughts on “Aubade

  1. says:

    the kid was 16 when he wrote this 16 so despite being all hand wringy and clunky and gay sad, you get an extra star just for being written by a 16 year old good job, book, and good job Kenneth Martin color me impressed.

  2. says:

    Really of a 4 on its own merits, but it is absolutely astonishingly well written for a 16 year old, so gets an extra star for that alone Yes, the prose style and language is simplistic, but the story is also fascinating the awakening to his homosexual nature by a teenager in the mid 50 s in the UK If one remembers that such was still very much illegal back then, it is even remarkable, espe...

  3. says:

    Not particularly memorable for me, and I didn t come to care a great deal about the characters, but it held my interest One of its merits is perhaps its rawness, in the sense that it s a teenager writing about teenagers, so you get the unfiltered perspective no one can accuse the author of romanticising adolescence here Then again, who s to say that the immediate account of a...

  4. says:

    A stunning novel Aubade a song or poem greeting the dawn perfectly encapsulates the awkwardness and emotional intensity of early adolescence.

  5. says:

    This was an interesting book for the reason that the writer was sixteen when he wrote this around 1957 and not to forget it s a book about homosexual love Even though I gave this book two stars, it s mostly because of the style or the way it s written and not so much about the plot The writing is very simple and it took no time to read this It isn t written in a bad language per se, but writings wise it s poor and neutral Nothing is really described and it s mostly about asking and answering with little variation to verbs and such Hardly ever did it feel that the story took place in the 1950s, if you don t count the rock n roll twisting and the lack of modern gadgets This was actually a great surprise and the way homosexuality was handled was almost modern.I hated Paul and somehow I had hard time picturing this happening in the Great Britain He was a nasty personality and the way he talked to his mother and whatnot was plain shitty The book and Paul especially were emotionally detached from real life Aubade wasn t really a chauvinist story, but Paul surely was acting like women were less than men a...

  6. says:

    Unlike most early GLBT literature, there are no suicides But, like most early GLBT literature, there is no happy ending Published and seemingly set in 1957 in England, this small, readable book follows the self discovery of Paul, a quiet and stony teenager, through his last summer before leaving for university He comes to realize that he is...

  7. says:

    Pretty clunky in terms of style and delivery, but a commendable effort for sure considering the author s age when he wrote the book Reading his introduction reflection shed a lot of light on the story s creation It was also super interest...

  8. says:

    It s good considering He wrote it when he was just 16 It s 3.5 stars

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