Though our copy of the Boys on the Rock by John Fox is a proof copy, I could find very little that was in need of correction; except for the basis of the story.
The story is one of these: Boy has girlfriend, but fantasies about his best mate in his mind – finally he meets his first gay and gives his girlfriend up, with little compassion on his side – then he goes to college where he falls in love with this ‘ good looker’ who turns out to be gay and they become lovers. However, his lover is fickle and goes his own way, leaving Billy to look after his crippled friend!
As you will see, the story is not very original and shows it! Many books come to mind which cover the same themes in a vastly superior way – indeed even some of the pulp magazines carry stories that have considerably more literary merit.
In conclusion, therefore, if you enjoy reading a rehash of other people’s work, and the rehash is not put together work, then I recommend ‘the Boys on the Rock by John Fox’ – otherwise pick up your local newspaper.
- Publisher : SMP Paperback; New edition (15 Jan. 1994)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 156 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0312104332
- ISBN-13 : 978-0312104337
Originally published in Gay Star Issue No 16 – currently held in Linenhall Library