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Aug 25, Kayez rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Too many technical talk abou I realize this was probably an important novel around the time it was written, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that it’s, well, crap. Quotes from The Front Runner. There are very fonfo moments with Harlan and Vince where we get to experience them as a potential couple and the way it was written, I wasn’t really feeling their love.

Fans of the story. None of the above described the book itself. Inshe ran for city-council office in West Hollywood, CA, and lost, but appreciated the insight into politics that she gained.

At parts, I ce overwhelmingly nauseated with the feeling of self-importance Harlan Brown contains that was not at all evident in the first novel. Mar 12, Johnnie Terry rated it really liked it. Lascio 3 stelle, che era il voto che pensavo di dare prima del finale, ma se volessi essere severa dovrei abbassarlo.

See details for description of any imperfections. Betsy, valiant lesbian mother; Vince, angry activist seeking revenge; Chino, Vietnam vet with a wounded heart; and the secret child of Billy Sive.

I have lived through the horrors of apartheid and know of the horrors of slavery and the slave trade patrixia the United States.


Mar 30, Rachel Shadel rated it really liked it. In this story, it seems Harlan has more downs than ups as he struggles to survive and has to hide from someone targeting him — who fobdo suspected to be partners with the man who shot Billy.

It was as if she was in the head of a gay man the way she was writing this book. I kept this book hidden under my bed. Keeping the times in which this story was originally written, I found this book just didn’t live up to expectations of the original.

I don’t think the author could get back into the feel of the time back then and kept reaching, but never quite making it. But, like I said, perhaps not something to read on vacation in an airport. Written in first person, Harlan Brown, 39 going patrivia 40is our main character.

The narrator is Harlan Brown, the trainer of several Olympic hopeful runners at a small college near New York. Aurelio rated it really liked it Jan 18, There are quite a few stereotypes presented in the book and the laydown of Harlan at the very start of their relastionship – marriage or its over – seemed a bit off.

Harlan’s Race

She now resides in Los Angeles County, where she writes both best-selling fiction and provocative political commentary. Jul 08, Zweegas corredo it it was ok. I read over pages over the course of several weeks note: The book describes the life of a gay athlete whose private life with his coach became the focus of attention for politicians, the media and the public all of whom tried every trick to have him dropped from the Olympic team all because of his sexual orientation.

When I started up here, I went through back lists of books that were handy and sort of transcribed little notes and impressions I remembered from my first correxor.


Nell RlPaperback Be the first to write a review. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Jun 10, Kath Middleton rated it it was amazing. Jan 05, Jason Black rated it it was amazing Shelves: After his young athlete lover is struck down on the Olympic track in Montreal, coach Harlan Brown is forced to enter the race of his life.

Do suggest read these three books in order. Harlan’s son Michael meets his dad too. In patrlcia author’s introduction at the start, the author says her editor was enthusiastic about a sequel to TFR, about what happened to Billy’s son.

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El Corredor de Fondo The Front Runner, Patricia Nell Warren. (Paperback )

It is a tragedy. May 22, Jenne rated it it was ok Shelves: About Patricia Nell Warren. It’s mainly about his love for Vince as well as a few other men that don’t really compare. It feels very much like the writer decided to throw something new into the ending of the first book, so she had a plot device to go with for the second, but it makes me feel cheated as a reader. What the hell was I thinking all those years ago?

In this book again, PNW spends most of her time having Harlan describe his life. We don’t know what he likes or what his goals in life are.