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Pratt's first novel was Bob the Book (2010), which was awarded the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Debut Fiction in 2011, as well as being nominated for the 2011 TLA GAYBIE Best Fiction award.

Pratt's first novel was Bob the Book (2010), which was awarded the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Debut Fiction in 2011, as well as being nominated for the 2011 TLA GAYBIE Best Fiction award Shortly after, in 2012, Pratt released My Movie, a collection of short stories that he had published in the periodicals listed above and in anthologies like Men Seeking Men and Fresh Men 2. Most of the stories in the book.

Bob the Book - David Pratt. Bob the Book felt mostly good about himself

Bob the Book - David Pratt. Chapter 1. Bob the Book. Bob the Book felt mostly good about himself. He had not sold yet, but his comrade, Other Bob, another copy of the same book, had sold four months ago from the shelves of the Gay Diversions Bookstore on West Tenth Street in Greenwich Village, and Bob tried to wake each day feeling sure that his long shelf life meant he was uncommon and suitable only for the discerning.

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Meet 'Bob the Book,' a gay book for sale in a Greenwich Village bookstore, where he falls in love with another book, Moishe. But an unlikely customer separates the young lovers

Meet 'Bob the Book,' a gay book for sale in a Greenwich Village bookstore, where he falls in love with another book, Moishe. But an unlikely customer separates the young lovers. As Bob wends his way through used book bins, paper bags, knapsacks, and lecture halls, hoping to be reunited with Moishe, he meets a variety of characters, both book and human, including Angela, a widowed copy of Jane Austen's Mansfield Park, and two other separated lovers, Neil and Jerry, near victims of a book burning.

Bob the Book,' is a gay book for sale in a Greenwich Village bookstore, where he falls in love with another book, Moishe. As Bob wends his way through used book bins, paper bags, knapsacks, and lecture halls, hoping to be reunited with Moishe, he meets a variety of characters, both book and human.

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Just what is a 'gay book'? -A book attracted to books of the same gender! Meet 'Bob the Book,' a gay book for sale in a Greenwich Village bookstore, where he falls in love with another book, Moishe. But a freak accident separates the young lovers. As Bob wends his way through used book bins, paper bags, knapsacks, and lecture halls, hoping to be reunited with Moishe, he meets a variety of characters, both book and human, including Angela, a widowed copy of Jane Austen's 'Mansfield Park' and two other separated lovers, Neil and Jerry, near victims of a book burning. Among their owners and readers are Alfred and Duane, whose on-again, off-again relationship unites and separates our book friends. Will Bob find Moishe? Will Jerry and Neil be reunited? Will Alfred and Duane make it work? Read 'Bob the Book' to find all the answers.
Fesho
This is a very unique book two big levels. 1. It's an intelligent gay romance. 2. The majority of its characters are books. They've not walking, talking, blinking books with big googly eyes, as the cover might lead you to believe, they're just... books. Yes, they talk to each other, but they don't have to move anything in order to do so. Their communication is more like telepathy than anything.

Describing Bob the Book this way makes it sound sci-fi, but it's not. It's just about trying to find love, whether you're a book or a human. Bob is a gay book. He's a book on vintage erotica, and he's in love with a nice book about gay Judaica. However, being books, their mobility is dependent on others. Two different people buy Bob and his love, Moishe, and they are separated. Will they be reunited? Will they find love elsewhere? Will they discover that they each have different ideas of love?

The humans in the book, who are less developed than the book characters, also face many of the same dilemmas. But the books are always there to observe and offer interesting commentary on dating, hooking up, and other aspects of gay culture in general.

This is a romance, yes, but it's not a starry-eyed idealized one. It's realistic. (Its attempts to be gritty sometimes fall flat) The road to love is filled with many different obstacles.

The book raises a lot of interesting questions. How do you find love (as a gay, for example) when so much of "love" is rooted in tradition, yet so much of your lifestyle is on the fringes? How much of love is out of control? How much do we leave up to fate?
Raniconne
Very funny story, a kind of parody of life played by book characters.

You've got the fascist, the romantic, the knight, the inspirational one, the pretty face, the "pornoman" (thanks for the word, Damon Suede), the regency heroine, the business man, the fashion girl, the scholar, the intellectual, the boring one, the self-righteous Christian and many more.

As they are bought, sold, offered and discarded, these books meet, interact, fight, help each other, fall in love etc. You see them get happy, sad, thoughtful, manipulative, wiser, depressed etc.

It was wonderful. A bit like a Toy Story for books lovers.

The main characters, a book called Bob, and his close friends look for love and they find it in the end, though not always with the book they originally hoped for.

The story of Bob and his friends is intertwined with stories about their various human owners. The romantic in me loved reading about their final owners, two human roommates & occasional lovers who both looked for love everywhere but in the right place until it was nearly too late.

What I liked most about this book is the funny idea that books can talk to us and influence us into buying them. Some of Bob's friends had a quite imaginative and persuasive buy-me talk!
DrayLOVE
I loved this book, it is as simple as that.

The characters of the story are the books themselves, with personalities that transcend the primary topic. The books develop great relationships with each other, and their efforts to reunite with friends is really quite heart warming. How often to you find yourself cheering on a book that is a character in a book.

There is lots of humor, obviously. There is also a wonderful plot, and an examination of our attitudes toward books and authors. This review does a poor job of capturing this book - you really have to read it for yourself. It is unique and wonderful.
Hawk Flying
I absolutely, utterly loved this book. It’s both funny and touching, a terrific evocation of the ups and downs and ironies of queer life, and queer reading. from the 1980s to now, but with a light touch. Brought back the time when bookstores (actual brick and mortar places) were a mainstay of gay NYC life, and when academic respectability (for better and/or for worse) was just peeking over the horizon … but I’m buying copies for young people I know, too. Deserves to be better known.
--Meryl Altman
Bob the Book
Wenyost
All the other reviewers have said it but I can not help putting in my two cents. I absolutely loved it! I read the paperback edition and the experience was a surprising adventure full of action, suspense, love, assault, fear, depression, eagerness, acceptance, bullying, intolerance, romance, finding oneself, trash talking between different types of publications, sorrow, laughter, friendship, anger, gentleness, sympathy, and protectiveness. This work's author touched my heart. I have cherished books all my life and look sadly upon those that do not because they are missing the world. Do not worry Bob you will always have a home with me and my gang of beloved books.
Bob the Book ebook
Author:
David Pratt
Category:
Literature & Fiction
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EPUB size:
1442 kb
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1601 kb
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Publisher:
Chelsea Station Editions; First edition (October 1, 2010)
Pages:
202 pages
Rating:
4.9
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