A GLIMPS INTO A WORLD OF HORROR
AND A FRIENDSHIP THAT RUNS DEEPER THAN BLOOD...
I just finished reading this book today. I only started
reading it the day before yesterday and I had a time putting it down when I needed to. I must start off by saying this:
anyone considering reading this book be warned! This book is very intricately choreographed and detailed. Mr.
Clint Adams certainly does not hold back in this book, which in my opinion is awesome. I find it refreshing that someone
finally writes about his experiences so openly instead of purposely leaving everything to the imagination of the reader out
of fear that someone will learn the details of their experiences. Mr. Adams obviously worked very hard on this book
and from what I understand it took him 5 years to write it. I believe it, thought. The words in this book not
only describe actions deeply and openly, but they further manage to capture the thoughts of these desperate, abused boys so
efficiently that reading almost seemed the same as living through it with those boys. Having dealt with many similar
experiences myself - minus the psycho boarding school and the big business conspiracy - I found that I was able to channel
myself into the minds of these boys. And Adams' words managed to evoke feelings within myself that I have not felt in
years - feelings both good and bad.
For anyone who wants to have a better understanding of what it's like to
go through such things as sexual abuse, physical abuse, drug abuse or all of the above, this book contains it all. Like
I said before, you need to read this book with an open mind and prepare yourself for an emotional coaster ride that you cannot
imagine. When you read this, you will understand the horrors of such a life, but you'll also come to understand how
truly deep one friendship can get. The two main boys in this story who deal with these tribulations are put through
an unknown level of earthly hell together, but they somehow grow closer and closer throughout the entire book, to a point
that they can prove to the reader that in all honesty, greater love hath no man than he who is willing to give up his life
for his best friend, just as the Bible says.
If you decide to read this book, you'll definitely have mixed emotions
afterwards, but you will also come to grips with the cold reality that things like this DO happen in real life to real boys
and girls. It is definitely worth the read. I recommend it very highly if you want to read about such experiences
without being fed the constant psychobabble bull crap you read in other books dealing with this particular subject matter.
Before I started I thought that BOARDING SCHOOL at times would be difficult
to read, but I also thought it would be interesting. But I soon discovered I was unprepared for many parts of your story.
In particular, I was surprised when I learned that organized crime was involved with your school.
Clint, I find
your writing style to be easy to read. I feel that you have done a great job at evoking the emotional response in your
readers that you probably intended. I enjoyed the funny bits. They made me laugh uproariously. And the evening
you spent alone with your date Ellen, I could comprehend even the barest glimmers of what you must have felt. But frankly
I think it's astonishing that you managed to survive the rest of it.
Any reasonable mind tends to pull
away from the blunt force of evil when it appears, out of a sense of psychological self preservation, so it is possible, I
suppose, that some readers who have never been through such an ordeal may not fully understand the meaning of your writing
at first. But your story is a must read for all concerned adults in our society.
As I said, I like how
you write. You are very good at putting the reader into the moment. It is true that at times this book was distressing
to read, yet throughout the experience I felt compelled to read on so I could know how things turned out in the end.
Through it all, I just couldn't imagine what it must have been like for you to go through the things you write about.
As I read, I went from wanting to cry to wanting to rip someone's head off. Other times I just sat in my chair trembling
and although I am not a violent man by nature, I imagined myself walking into the situations you were describing carrying
a nail studded baseball bat. I wanted to kill them all where they stood!
If anyone ever tells you that you don't
know what it is like to be a soldier in battle, it is my belief that you could answer back, "Yes I do." Really,
you were like a P.O.W. in that place. I have great respect for you for your courage and for the selflessness you showed
toward the other young boys who were with you in the circumstances you describe in BOARDING SCHOOL. I may have more
for you about my thoughts later but it is late, well actually it is now early, and I am tired. Your writing has put
me through an emotional whirlwind and I now find myself drained.
finished it last night. As powerful as the book was for me, after I began to read it, I couldn't put it down.
The upwelling of emotion I felt at the completion of the story was so momentous that I barely got any sleep last night.
Clint Adams brings every nuance and every detail together in the completion of his tale for the reader. It is a book
that leaves one questioning one's knowledge and beliefs about the state of our civilization. And to think that all this
happened just up the road from me.
Just when you think events can't get anymore intense, Adams writes on!
And as in THE CULVERT, his characters are people the reader comes to know personally, even the ones you might wish you never
met. By the time you get to the end of one of this writer's amazing and provocative works, something has happened to
you on a very profound level. Even the most stoic visitor to the BOARDING SCHOOL story will be visibly and permanently
moved by this work. If this book doesn't sell millions, then maybe there is something perplexingly wrong with our society.
From Randy M.
The story of this book can be summed up in one word: SURVIVAL.
Two teenaged boys go to a private boarding school in New England and soon fall victim to physical abuse, sexual abuse and
are forced to become hooked on drugs at the hands of a secret society of older students who seem to be able to do whatever
they want without fear of being caught. Later though, the reader discovers that what at first seems like a twisted right
of passage actually is an integral part of a far larger and far more sinister international organization. As the story
advances, the two boys become close friends by supporting each other through the ordeal.
The main story is told
by the writer. Names are hidden to protect the guilty from retribution and lawsuits. Those who may criticize this
book need only to turn on the news and see story after story to know that stories like this are not works of fiction.
There is no Hollywood ending to this book, but there are many twists in the plot and it is a must read.