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~Review~What Binds Us by Larry Benjamin~

 

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What Binds Us by Larry Benjamin 

*****5 Stars*****

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This is the story that had to be told, the story of the Sun, the Earth, and the Moon.

I’m left feeling exactly the same way I felt after reading Unbroken by this Author.I have no idea how to put into words how much I loved this book.One thing is for certain, Larry Benjamin is an extremely talented Author.His writing is beautiful, almost poetic at times and I have swept along in a sea of emotions reading this.

The story is narrated by Thomas-Edward, but it’s not just his story that’s told…it’s Dondi’s as well…an amazing, touching friendship between two very different men.


Starting in the late 1970’s, Thomas and Dondi meet at the college where they are roommates.

Coming from quite a conservative family Thomas is swept away by the larger than life, Dondi.Dondi is like a whirlwind. He’s beautiful, flamboyant, extravagant -he rocks into Thomas’s world and changes it forever.

“Dondi was an inferno, all right. Like the sun, he provided light and warmth. And like the sun, he could burn you to a crisp if you got too close.”


They become lovers, then friends.Dondi is unable to commit to just one person so they up with something that is special…a truly touching friendship…not always perfect but they are constant in each other lives.Dondi might move from one lover to another but he wants Thomas close to him, always.

“Being able to think about you, knowing where you are and that you’re safe comforts me.I know it’s crazy but it’s true.You’re my best friend.”

-Dondi to Thomas.


During one long summer, Thomas meets Matthew, one of Dondi’s brother….and the love story begins.And, it’s a beautiful, powerful love these two men have for each other.
However, the love story isn’t the main focus of this story.It’s about family and friendship and the deep bonds that are unbreakable.

It’s a powerful, emotional story that I’m so glad I read.

I’ve tried to keep this spoiler free about events in the book and I would recommend not reading any reviews as some have touched on what happens and while the outcome becomes inevitable for the reader, I would advise going into it relatively blind.

Highly Recommended.

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