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10 thoughts on “Look Away Silence

  1. says:

    This is an intensely emotional story about a young couple that falls in love, only to face the AIDS crisis instead of matching pink rockers on the porch At a time when the government was refusing to acknowledge the crisis and the immortality of youth cast a protective pall over young gay men, this couple must cope with a horrible disease and the ramifications within their family and larger community A very intensely moving story that packs an incredible punch,...


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    This is the most powerfully poignant book I ve ever read and I doubt I ll be able to read it again But it s a book that needs to be read, it s a story that needs to be remembered It brings into focus a period in history that many were just spectators for, and lets us witness two men falling in love and letting go It s about love and loss and what comes after This book had been recommended to me and I was warned that I d need my tissues handy I ...


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    How can you love something that hurts so much I don t know, but I do Maybe it s because I met Martin and Matt The characters grabbed me from the very first page, then I grew to love them dearly, and they will stay with me for a long time to come It s a beautifully written, but ...


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    Look Away Silence A Beautifully Written NovelRating 5 of 5, TMBOA RecommendedAuthor Edward C PattersonAvailable Paperback, Kindle Every Christmas, Martin Powers found love Unfortunately, it rarely lasted beyond New Years day That is, until he met Matthew Kieler a southern transplant, complete with cowboy hat, drawl, and enchanting blue eyes Theirs was a love that transcended the moment and as time marched on, their love grew deeper and deeper and Martin realized he d found the love he Look Away Silence A Beautifully Written NovelRating 5 of 5, TMBOA RecommendedAuthor Edward C PattersonAvailable Paperback, Kindle Every Christmas, Martin Powers found love Unfortunat...


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    I m not sure if I can put my feelings into words.this book was beautiful, funny, hopeful, tearful, heartbreaking my stomach hurt through at least half the book my eyes hurt because I have cried so much The Author writes with such realism, it felt like I was reading a memoir I m angry I m angry that it took so long for our government to acknowledge this pandemic I m angry that the drug companies have so much control I m angry that the insurance companies turned their backs I m angry that t I m not sure if I can put my feelings into words.this book was beautiful, funny, hopeful, tearful, heartbreaking my stomach hurt through at least half the book my eyes hurt because I have cried so much The Au...


  6. says:

    I m not rating the book, because I d feel really bad giving any book about the battle against HIV only 2 stars Sadly I just didn t like it a whole lot, however that doesn t mean it isn t an important book It is an important book Very moving and tragic, and covers an important part of the ...


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    I read this book last year and it is still one of my favorite reads I didn t know what the story was about when I purchased it I was honestly worried when introduced to Martin Powers At first glance, I thought he was a one dimensional character HOWEVER.once Matthew Kieler enters the picture, you can t stop yourself from being pulled into the story I cried like a baby reading this I mean, how could you not view spoiler Just reading about how Matthew slowly dies was killing me hide s I read this book last year and it is still one of my favorite reads I didn t know what the story was about when I purchased it I was honestly worried when introduced to Martin Powers At first glance, I thought he was a one dimensional character HOWEVER.once Matthew Kieler enters the picture, you can t stop yourself from being pulled into the story I cried like a baby reading this I m...


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    Powerful This is a beautiful, emotional, moving tribute to those who died of AIDS during the 80 s, the early years when our country looked away from the men and their families who suffered from this incurable disorder When I first started reading the story of Martin, a funny, happy go lucky gay man in New Jersey who got most of his pleasure from warbling with the NJ Sparrows, a gay singing group, I wasn t sure if I was going to like it I didn t see then that the author was setting me up to se Powerful This is a beautiful, emotional, moving tribute to those who died of AIDS during the 80 s, the early years when our country looked away from the men and their families who suffered from this incurable disorder Wh...


  9. says:

    A surprisingly good read.While I m not really into books of such topics, it was a nice change of pace.It brought something new into my knowledge HIV and AIDS Oh yes, I ve heard about it enough before, but never really knew how this condition affected people It was eye opening in that sense I sort of admired Viv, the main character s mom She has a very interesting personality The main character Martin too Funn...


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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Extremely powerful read Because I saw the word AIDS in a review on .com, I ultimately new how it would end, and it was, of course devastating Having not lost anyone personally to AIDS, I still can t imagine how it was back in the day for these men This is a wonderfully well written book about love and de...


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Look Away Silence Martin Powers Wanted An Ironing Board For Christmas Instead, He Got Matthew Kieler, A Non Returnable Gift, But A Gift That Kept On Giving Chance Encounters Are Sometimes The Ones That Most Change Our Lives He Sold Matt A Tie, But Got In The Bargain Than Most People Would Want And Than Anyone Deserved Although These Lovers May Not Have Had The Pink American Dream, They Had It Better Than Most, Even As They Faced A Crisis That Would Change Us All.Look Away Silence Is A Romance Set In The Time Of AIDS, When Ignorance Could Spell Trouble And Often Did It Encompasses The Author S Experiences In Volunteer Community Service And Personal Friendships During A Tragic Period In American History The Novel Is Dedicated To The Hyacinth AIDS Foundation, The NAMES Project And To The Author S Own Fallen Angels Mothers, Do Not Shun Your Children, Because You Never Know How Long You Have To Revel In Them PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS Review From Rainbow ReviewsThis Is An Intensely Emotional Story About A Young Couple That Falls In Love, Only To Face The AIDS Crisis Instead Of Matching Pink Rockers On The Porch At A Time When The Government Was Refusing To Acknowledge The Crisis And The Immortality Of Youth Cast A Protective Pall Over Young Gay Men, This Couple Must Cope With A Horrible Disease And The Ramifications Within Their Family And Larger Community A Very Intensely Moving Story That Packs An Incredible Punch, The Last Half Left Me Crying All The Way Through It And Beyond For Some Time This Is Not A Light Hearted Tale But Combines Several Important Themes And A Deeply Romantic And Fulfilling, Yet Heart Breaking Relationship That Will Resonate And Stay With The Reader For Some Time Martin Powers Meets Matt, A Shy Blue Eyed Cowboy On Christmas Eve And Although Martin Expects The Relationship To Barely Last To New Year S, It Turns Into A Permanent Partnership Their Happiness In Each Other Create A Small Bubble Around Their Love And World That Is All Too Soon Popped When The Horrible Specter Of Matt S Dead Lover And The Crisis Of AIDS Invades Their World All Of A Sudden Martin Is Confronted With Issues And Problems He Has Never Imagined And Struggles With The Intense Emotions That Come Along The Writing Is Instantly Engaging And Engrossing As Martin S Character Is Likable And Relatable The Pacing Is Well Done And The Book Is Incredibly Easy To Read, Even For All The Intense Emotion Elicited Martin Is A Wonderful Character As He Is First Introduced Through His Love Of Laundry And Cleaning Attachments Through His Surprising Affection And Love For A Small, Blue Eyed Cowboy That Loves Snow Martin S Maturity, Humor And Intelligence Are At Odds With His Young Age, Only Twenty Years Old Martin Is Not Perfect And Struggles Through The Story With His Jealousy, Fears, Manipulation, And Selfishness His Dysfunctional Childhood Has Changed The Way He Views Relationships And Although He Can Look Back On His Faults, He Makes Numerous Mistakes However, For All His Faults He Truly And Deeply Loves Matt And That Love Is Returned, Creating The First Solid And Meaningful Relationship Young Martin Has Ever Had As Martin Matures And Finds Strength And Courage Where He Fears None Exist, It S Easy To Forget That He Is Only Twenty Three By The End Of The Story, And Matt Was Only Twenty Five These Are Incredibly Young Men Who Should Have Been Able To Grow Old Together But Instead Live A Full, Loving Life As Best They Can Woven Into The Romance Between The Men Are Multiple Themes About The Gay Community And The Impact AIDS Has Upon The Country And Various Individuals Several Couples From Past Works By The Author Make Brief Cameos In This Story, Although The Focus Never Waivers From Martin And Matt.