When Love Comes to Town

When Love Comes to Town

Tom Lennon / Dec 08, 2019

When Love Comes to Town With a new introduction by James KliseThe year is and in his hometown of Dublin Ireland Neil Byrne plays rugby keeps up with the in crowd at his school and is just a regular guy A guy who s

  • Title: When Love Comes to Town
  • Author: Tom Lennon
  • ISBN: 9780807589168
  • Page: 185
  • Format: Hardcover
  • With a new introduction by James KliseThe year is 1990, and in his hometown of Dublin, Ireland, Neil Byrne plays rugby, keeps up with the in crowd at his school, and is just a regular guy A guy who s gay It s a secret he keeps from the wider world as he explores the city at night and struggles to figure out how to reveal his real self and to whom.First published in IrelWith a new introduction by James KliseThe year is 1990, and in his hometown of Dublin, Ireland, Neil Byrne plays rugby, keeps up with the in crowd at his school, and is just a regular guy A guy who s gay It s a secret he keeps from the wider world as he explores the city at night and struggles to figure out how to reveal his real self and to whom.First published in Ireland in 1993 and compared to The Catcher in the Rye by critics, Tom Lennon s When Loves Comes to Town is told with honesty, humor, and originality.

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    1. When I saw the cover of this on Net Galley, I was all ooh two boys in flannel, this looks to be interesting. Then I saw it was set in the 90’s, in Ireland (yummy accents), and a coming of age story. I was sold, so I signed up for it. You see, I miss 90’s fashion terribly, I think it’s the only time I really was in style. I mean how hard is it to toss on a flannel shirt, ripped jean, and doc martins or combat boots? Yeah, I was suddenly in style in a High School filled with J Crew and Gap g [...]


    2. It was the cover of When Love Comes to Town that first caught my attention. When I saw the 'two guys holding hands' version of the cover on Netgalley, my first thought was "Yay, a new young adult LBGT book! I have to read it!". However, after reading the blurb and finding out about When Love Comes to Town being a reprint of the same title published in 1993, I became hesitant. Because, you see, I went and did some research. What I found was the gawd-awful old cover and a handful of lukewarm revie [...]


    3. This is Neil Byrne's story. A young Irish man who has known he was gay since he was ten years old, he has been keeping his sexual orientation from his friends and family. He acts like the happy-go-lucky guy everyone has come to know when in reality his heart is breaking and his loneliness is eating him up inside.I truly loved this story. Since the story took place in 1990 I could relate to the music references and the fashion, but it was Neil's sense of helplessness and his tortured soul that re [...]


    4. 3.5 starsThis is my first Glbt novel so take my opinion with a grain of salt. I didn’t know what to expect from it but I do know that I enjoyed reading it. When Love Comes To Town has depth, meaning, and I found it to be very thought provoking.When Love Comes To Town is a story about a boy named Neil coming to terms with his sexuality. Neil has known he was gay since he was ten. He has been playing the role of the class clown ever since then. He keeps to himself and has been distancing himself [...]


    5. A free copy of this ebook was provided for me via Netgalley.My rating for this book is 3.5 out of 5 stars. This is a Young Adult GLBT romance novel that takes place in Ireland in the 1990's. [Before I start my review, I just want to quickly say how great it is that this book is getting released in the US for the FIRST time even though it was originally published in 1993. We need more diverse YA. It's fine and dandy to read a book about a pretty, white, American heroine, but not ALL the time. It [...]


    6. Find my full review hereI am neither male, nor gay, but I think this story is powerful enough that transcends the specific subject matter. It is a coming of age / coming out story of one Irish bloke the summer between 6th year and Uni. I won't say it is a story of acceptance because that is not what he receives, necessarily. But it is his journey, no-the-less. He is an average joe with a painful secret that he has kept for many years. He wars with himself for lying and for hiding, but he doesn't [...]


    7. Lennon's "When Love Comes to Town" is creative not as much for its plot and characters as it is the overall subject of the novel. The LGBT community has grown immensely over the past decade, and Lennon's novel touches on many of those extremely time relevant themes. Anyone interested in the life of someone with a non-heterosexual identity would most likely find Neil, the 'closeted' homosexual main character's story quite fascinating. Lennon's character development is also an aspect that adds to [...]


    8. Neil was very easy to relate to and root for. You really felt for what he was going through. Young, naive and a little bit stupid, but hopeful -- until there wasn't a whole lot of hope left. But then there was, which finally made the story for me.This wasn't the most action-packed book ever, but I'd recommend it for sure, if for no other reason than Neil's little internal chats with Jesus Christ himself. : )



    9. You can find more of my reviews on my co-owned blog Boricuan BookwormsARC provided by Publisher via NetgalleyNeil Byrne is a star player of his rugby team at school, easy-going and a clown at times, he’s your regular high school guy. But that’s what you see in the outside, because there is more to him than what the eye shows. He likes guy since he was a ten-year-old. But in 1990’s Ireland a lot of people consider it a disease and rather take the news like someone is going to die instead of [...]


    10. 4 1/2 stars - very quick read, I couldn't put down this story of Neil's life and how he comes to terms with his sexuality. It was nice to see book set in Ireland during the 1990's as this provides a different point of view. This is a book I wish I had when I was younger as I felt I could relate to Neil and many of his feelings and struggles. At the heart of this novel is loneliness, and the hope for acceptance, as well as trying to determine how friends and family will handle learning the truth [...]


    11. As I've read a lot of current LGBTQ+ fiction, I was truly interested in reading something that is contemporary to when I was in high school. Thinking back to how we flippantly used the word gay, I can't imagine how difficult it would have been for those closeted students in my school, and for sure there were some. From reading this wonderfully truthful and at times very upsetting story, I can't help but feel deeply for Neil and hope that later in life he is able to find the love and acceptance t [...]


    12. It's an older book about a gay teen who loves Sinead O'Connor, coming out to people he trusts and loves. It does not end on an especially upbeat note, which I found discouraging. The preface was helpful in putting into perspective the culture and times when the book was originally written, and maybe has redeeming value as a glbt period piece.


    13. i liked ite beginning was a little slow for my liking but it finished good. it was a good mix of non- and historical fiction which is both upsetting and good because of the way gays were treated and it teaches.until next time ~Carly


    14. I read When Love Comes to Town by Tom Lennon at the same time I was read another book about LGBTQ youth from a male perspective: Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan (for the read-a-long I’m co-hosting) which led to some interesting comparisons. When Love Comes to Town is set in Ireland during the year 1990 (the year I was born!) and as the new forward points out, it is a different time than the one we live in now. There was no “It Gets Better” campaign, homophobia w [...]


    15. ~ARC E COPY was provided by Albert Whitman & Company through Netgalley, for review purposes~ I had always enjoyed books about gay, lesbian relationship, it something different. I haven’t read many male gay relationships before. At first I wasn’t sure how much I was going like this book, mostly due to fact that first few pages started out pretty slow, and it was bit hard for me to get into story at first. When it did pick up, I found myself unable to put the book down.When Love Comes To T [...]


    16. Originally posted on Once Upon a Bookcase.I happened to find When Love Comes to Town by chance when browsing NetGalley. I wasn't looking for books to read for LGBTQ YA Month, but when I saw this listed, I had a look. Not only did it sound awesome, but it's also set in Ireland, which I just love. I was really eager to give it a go. Not only is When Love Comes to Town an awesome book, but more difficult to read than I expected.Neil is an ordinary teenager; brilliant at rugby, brilliant in his clas [...]


    17. With a new introduction by James KliseFirst US Edition!25th AnniversaryMeet Neil Byrne - try-scorer on the rugby field, prizewinning student, one of the in-crowd at the disco, regular guy, gay. Presenting one face to the world and burying his true feelings in fantasy, Neil manages to keep his secret. But when fantasy isn't enough and he becomes caught up in the bizarre subculture of Dublin's gay nightlife, the pretense must end. It is the time for truth. The consequences are both hilarious and p [...]


    18. Originally posted on gliterarygirlTHE LOWDOWN: I have to admit this was my first go at a gay love story and I wanted to love it. And I didr a bit, but eventually the story became trite and bogged down with too many commentaries about how tough the kid (high school closeted male) had it. I understood wholly his plight by the fourth chapter, so after a while, I wanted the story (was there one really?) to move forward. It was supposed to be romance after allor maybe not, the title is deceptive. How [...]


    19. They always told him to tell the truth, but now it was clear to him that they didn't want to hear the truth. This the last line from Tom Lennon's When Love Comes to Town and it sums up the story quite well. The whole time that Neil is suffering, it's becasue he just want to be honest about who he is, but the people who are suppose to except him the most, don't. I think it shows great character development on Neil's part when he can finally be honest with the people around him, and most important [...]


    20. Neil è all'apparenza un ragazzo normale: tanti amici, una stella del rugby, la battuta pronta e con un futuro promettente. Si mostra forte, sicuro di sè, proprio il contrario di cià che invece è: un ragazzo terribilmente solo, spaventato, insicuro e con tanti problemi a farsi accettare e soprattutto ad accettare sé stesso in quanto gay.Si confida con l'amica Becky e da lì la strada è più o meno tutta in discesa: comincia a frequentare un pub gay e a conoscere altra gente come lui, non da [...]


    21. I received an ARC of the reissue of this book from NetGalley.This was originally published in Ireland in 1993. I like reading about Ireland, and I am trying to read more Irish fiction. I also like reading stories with LGBT characters, and so I thought, Hey! This is perfect!.Let me reiterate that it was written in 1993.At the time this was written, I'm sure it was groundbreaking. A teenaged boy must confront his homosexuality, as well as the society he lives in. He struggles, and while the book d [...]


    22. Review originally posted on Rather Be Reading BlogWith a title like this When Love Comes to Town, I was really hoping for a love story. Instead, I received a deep analysis in the very troubled psyche of Neil, a young man who seemed to totally accept himself one minute and be ready to throw in the towel the next.Who could blame him? He was living in a very close-minded circle of treasured friends and even family who would not accept homosexuals. Neil couldn’t stand the pressure of keeping secre [...]


    23. This is the twentieth-anniversary edition of WHEN LOVE COMES TO TOWN, first published in Ireland in 1993. It's dated in some ways, particularly in protagonist Neil Byrne's love of Sinead O'Connor. But it's a book and a story that still has a lot to offer.Neil knows that he's gay. He's afraid of what that means for his future, but he's starting to explore what it means for himself. He tells his best friend, he tells his sister, and he starts to secretly visit a local gay bar. His actions lead to [...]


    24. This is the 20th anniversary edition of When Love Comes To Town. At first I didn’t realize it was a re-issue. But I’m glad for it as I got the chance to experience a time and place as it was back then, not from memory but as it was happening.The foreword by James Klise provides a stark reminder that this book arrived on the scene before the act of famous people coming out of the closet was common place. That provided an interesting perspective as I read through one of the best and sweetest b [...]


    25. Neil Byrne is just about to take his exams and go off to university in the Fall. He has plenty of great friends, has won the prize for English and seems to be just a regular teenage boy. But he's been keeping a secret from his ultra-conservative, Catholic friends and family - Neil is gay. Now with the future looming in front of him uncertainly, Neil spends most of the summer trying to figure out who he is and what it means to accept himself as he is, with no more lies. Can Neil tell his family a [...]


    26. The good old days weren't always good and today isn't as good as it should be, if you are a gay man or woman. There is still so much prejudice and hate. This is yet another reason why if a genie offered me three wishes, my first wish would be that all would know the true love of God. If everyone knew God's true words and Christ's teachings of love, there would be no hatred for anyone- especially hatred for gay folks, whose only "crime" is loving someone of the same sex! It all so bizarre to me. [...]


    27. originally from my blog: just-sitting-thar3.75 stars**THIS REVIEW IS BASED ON A THIRTEEN-CHAPTER PREVIEW OF WHEN LOVE COMES TO TOWN THANSK TO ALBERT WHITMAN & COMPANY (ARC PROVIDED BY NETGALLEY)**I've never read a gay/lesbian romance before, so honestly, I didn't know what to expect coming into this. Even with no standards, When Love Comes To Town still manages to sweep me off my feet. I am a perfectly straight person, however, Neil's story of his struggles as a gay person still deeply touch [...]


    28. See more of my reviews at Bettering Me Up.I recently re-read my one-star review of a previous coming-out novel. In it, I mentioned that maybe I just didn't "get it" because I am neither gay nor guy. That is clearly not the case here; it's exactly the kind of book I had hoped to read last time.Though this book was first published twenty years ago--and the stigma surrounding homosexuality has lessened since then--I never felt like I was reading an "old" story. Yeah, it's easier to meet people on-l [...]


    29. I didn't really enjoy this to be honest. It's just not the type of book I'm most often interested in. It's very bleak and I found Neil's internal narration to be a bit flighty at times. It's an interesting look at Ireland in the 1990s, and at the gay scene at the time, but a lot of the queer characters started to feel too much like stereotypes and not real enough. I'd have liked to have seen more of 'Penelope' and 'Gladys' and a lot less of 'Uncle Sugar' and definitely more of 'Daphne' who was t [...]


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