Category: Edmund White

Review: Jack Holmes and His Friend by Edmund White (The Green Carnation Prize)

This is Book #1 for our Green Carnation Prize reading project.  For more information on the project and on the Green Carnation Prize itself, please visit This Post. About the Book: Format: Hardcover Published: January 1st, 2012 Publisher: Bloomsbury UK Description: “Jack Holmes and… Continue Reading “Review: Jack Holmes and His Friend by Edmund White (The Green Carnation Prize)”

Review: Beautiful Room is Empty by Edmund White

Summary: The Beautiful Room is Empty picks up shortly after where White’s earlier memoir, A Boy’s Own Story, leaves off.  This work discusses not just the growth of boy-into-man, but also gives a historical account of the period. The 1950s and 1960s – the… Continue Reading “Review: Beautiful Room is Empty by Edmund White”

Review: A Boy’s Own Story by Edmund White

A refreshingly realistic tale of a gay boy’s “coming of age.” White makes a point of expressing his distaste for fanciful boy’s tales in which all boarding schools are brothels of young sex and violence, then proceeds to tell a painfully true story (autobiographic)… Continue Reading “Review: A Boy’s Own Story by Edmund White”