Earth, as It is in Heaven

Earth, as It is in Heaven

by Roman Genesis


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ISBN-13: 9780595191031
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/03/2001
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

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Earth, As It Is in Heaven 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
starlight70 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The novel has the promises that I am looking for in a story-telling, young love, gay themed, coming out, high school issues etc. I was expecting myself to fall in love with the book because the book started so well. But I felt the depth of the issues was not covered properly. Too often, things happened too fast. Met, self-questioning, crush, fell in love, coming out, prom night, love trouble, heartache etc - somehow they were not covered in a believable form. Tears shed too often. A jock who seemed to be more submissive in bed than the quiet lover. Parents who were too ready to accept the boys' sexual orientation. A whole school which was more supportive than in reality.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book when I was still in high school, and was blown away completely. This book captures emotion in a way that I have rarely seen. Even to this day when people ask me to recommend a book in Gay Literature for them to read, Earth, As it is in Heaven is the first book on my list. Everybody should read this novel, for no matter who they are, they will take someting away from it. Roman did a extrodinary job writing this book, and he should be commended for that. I truly hope that we see more from this author. He has a talent that should not be put to waste.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've never seen a writer of gay fiction ever capture the essence of true existentialism before, and the result is truly incredible. Existentialists have always believed that people learn about themselves best by examining the most extreme forms of human behavior. 'Earth, As it is in Heaven' captures these extremes perfectly as it tackles issues such as death and the shadow it casts over life, the difficulty, if not impossibility, of maintaining satisfactory relationships with other people, and the ultimate futility and absurdity of life. Even through these extremes, Roman remains true to his characters and the 'ultimate love story' that they try to create for themselves. In the end, Trevor and Sebastian learn that they can only find happiness by overcoming their alienation from society and each other and conquering the inescapable presence of anxiety and dread that, ultimately, we all must face. This is a terrific novel by a terrific new author. Congratulations Roman!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a excellent depiction of gay life in the teen years. Many of the characters come to life before your very eyes. I think that anyone that loves a story filled with love and fear and every emotion between the two would love this one. Earth, As It Is In Heaven is a story that I applaud Roman Genesis for bringing to life.