This book is written from the point of view of Harvey Dunne. A man who tries so hard to live life as a heterosexual even though his heart isn’t in it.
“Is Harvey Dunne?” takes a reader through an honest, realistic, poignant journey as to how homosexuals were treated in the early nineties. (And let’s be honest, are still being treated like this today) Even though Harvey is the story teller, as a reader you will learn how everyone he knows is affected by his actions and feelings. The only reason this book works is because it’s real, everyone can relate to the characters and nothing is forced.
This book made me laugh, smile, scream and cry in just the right spots. Again, the only way that was possible was because this book was written in a realistic and documentary style. You could feel the helplessness and frustration of each character and were walked though it which gave the feelings that much more substance.
This book blew me away and should be featured in every book store in my opinion. Every single one. Front and center. With huge spotlights shining down on it. That’s how much I back this book.
(reviewed the day of purchase)