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Max and Sven
by Tom Bouden | Graphic Novels
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 7/6/2006
Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Thursday, July 06, 2006

9 out of 10

I'd enjoyed Bouden's In Bed with David & Jonathan very much, and when I found out that he'd done a previous book I had to have it. This one's not as all-out porn as the other (though there are plenty of scenes of explicit sex here as well); it's a coming-of-age story about Max, who's shy and more than a bit confused about his own desires, spending a lot of time in a fantasy world. Then he meets new-kid-in-town Sven, and promptly falls in love with him - though it turns out that Sven isn't gay. He's a good friend, though, and his friendship helps Max through the turbulent teen years and beyond. The story's very touching, but very funny, too - those awkward moments common to most kids at some point or other will ring very true. And there are riffs on "gay culture" that remind me of Michael Thomas Ford's essay about needing a handbook to get all the codes and buzzwords right...

In addition to the main story of Max and Sven, there are a number of shorter strips which feature many of the same characters but reveal little episodes later in their lives - funny and/or bitchy, and very entertaining.  


Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Monday, July 24, 2017

9 out of 10

Released 2 mos ago (7/24/2017 UTC) at Nashua, New Hampshire USA

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

I'm adding this to the LGBTQ+ bookbox, which will be on its way to its next stop soon. Enjoy!

[Update, 8/22: lynmarenjensen reported claiming this from the bookbox.) 


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