‘Hooligan’ sparks memories

Hooligan was recently reviewed in the Deseret News (Salt Lake City), Sep 16, 2007 by Dennis Lythgoe

“One of the late Eugene England’s most important legacies was his introduction of the personal essay into Mormon literature, and since then, a number of Mormon authors have proved to be very good at it.

One of them is Doug Thayer, Brigham Young University English professor, and the author of two LDS novels and two collections of short stories. Thayer grew up in Provo and remains there today. Who better to use his innate creative talent to write about what it’s like to grow up Mormon?

Thayer’s book, “Hooligan: A Mormon Boyhood,” is a gem. It’s not only a well-written description of his own childhood in Provo but also an excellent reminder for other Mormons about various aspects of the culture they may have forgotten…”

For the rest of the review visit: http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4188/is_20070916/ai_n20505529/

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