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Perry Moore (1) (1971–2011)

Autor/a de Hero

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2 obres 1,626 Membres 83 Ressenyes 3 preferits

Sobre l'autor

William Perry Moore IV was born in Richmond, Virginia on November 4, 1971. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 1994. While in college, he interned at the Virginia Film Festival. After graduation, he worked as an intern for MGM, on the production team for The Rosie O'Donnell Show, and mostra'n més eventually as an executive with the movie company Walden Media. He was an executive producer of the fantasy movie series The Chronicles of Narnia. He wrote The Chronicles of Narnia - The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion. He also wrote and directed with his life partner Hunter Hill the movie Lake City starring Sissy Spacek. Although he was glad that comic books had been introducing gay superheroes for some time, he wanted to see them portrayed in a better light. In 2007, he wrote Hero, a book about a gay superhero, which won a Lambda Literary Award as the best novel for young gay and lesbian adults in 2008. He died on February 17, 2011 at the age of 39. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys

Obres de Perry Moore

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Nom normalitzat
Moore, Perry
Altres noms
Moore, William Perry, IV (birth name)
Data de naixement
1971-11-04
Data de defunció
2011-02-17
Gènere
male
Nacionalitat
USA
Lloc de naixement
Richmond, Virginia, USA
Lloc de defunció
Greenwich Village, New York, USA
Causa de la mort
drug overdose
Llocs de residència
Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA
New York, New York, USA
Educació
University of Virginia
Professions
producer
young adult writer

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The story was "eh." The gore was far too detailed but also far too casual---the gruesome and unnecessary descriptions were almost totally emotionless. The writing was surprisingly bad---a motheaten plot, extremely poor pacing, and stuff that was just plain confusing.

Example: Thom has been secretly coming to scope out the gay bar's parking lot "hundreds" of times. One night he goes to his usual surveillance spot. A sentence later, he states that he's going in now. (No emotional development? Why now, after a hundred visits?) A sentence after that, he decides he's not going in because it isn't "his scene" and mentions that the 'direction of his feet echoed his thoughts.' This made me honestly wonder if my copy was missing a page where he goes (or at least looks) inside and physically turns his body away from the door. Just... what?

There are lots of half-addressed issues of racism. The ones that are addressed are awesome, because you don't see that enough in teen books; but the ones that aren't... aren't. I half suspected Golden Boy was going to turn out to be mixed race, but I was really hoping I was wrong. Golden Boy?? Seriously???

I'm surprised I didn't hate this book---I just ended up being very underwhelmed. I'm a bit confused by the good reviews.
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caedocyon | Hi ha 80 ressenyes més | Feb 23, 2024 |
Not terrible, but too long and too predictable. I wasn't impressed by Moore's borrowing previously established superhero profiles for his own characters.
 
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LibrarianDest | Hi ha 80 ressenyes més | Jan 3, 2024 |
Reminded me of the Magician's by Lev Grossman, but this was more of a coming of age story.

Moore kept the mystery tight the whole way through, but left enough clues for us to figure out what was going on.

Great read.
 
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Tom_Wright | Hi ha 80 ressenyes més | Oct 11, 2023 |
Solid story, but so much loss it left me sad.
 
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NeoSoulNoona | Hi ha 80 ressenyes més | Oct 3, 2023 |

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Obres
2
Membres
1,626
Popularitat
#15,825
Valoració
3.8
Ressenyes
83
ISBN
25
Llengües
2
Preferit
3

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