The Boy Who Loved Girls

The Memoir of a Boy on His Dangerous Journey

Non-Fiction - Memoir
296 Pages
Reviewed on 06/27/2017
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Author Biography

My two previous books are brimming with wild adventure, fun and excitement. Best of all was falling in love.
The present volume is the third in the trilogy. It is also full of amusing stories and thrilling events, like the time a friend called me chicken for refusing to take part in a silly caper. My pride got the better of me so I joined in.
Although I only played a minor role in this escapade, in the long run it did me in because one of my mischievous buddies outdid himself by becoming a notorious burglar. The misdeed of that earlier evening was added to his list of crimes, making me a suspect in all of them.
Soon the detectives came calling. My lawyer advised the judge to jail me. Was I guilty? Yes. For keeping stolen goods. No. I didn’t keep any. My crime was the sin of pride. My fault.
Once set free, I gained employment as a maintenance man for the local crematory. Eventually, I had the honor of cremating a friend of the Czar of Russia and the Mad Monk of Russia, Rasputin, who was his bosom buddy.
I wrote my books to share them with everyone who, no doubt, lived remarkable and inspiring lives, worthy to be put down on paper. However, what usually happens to the great majority is that what should be unforgettable is often lost with the passage of time. Our loss, no doubt.
Thank you for reading mine.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Christian Sia for Readers' Favorite

The Boy Who Loved Girls: The Memoir of a Boy on His Dangerous Journey by Robert McNally is a unique memoir that captures the youth of insurance auditor Robert McNally in colorful prose. He is the guy who escaped being drafted into military service in an unusual manner. Discover the unique experience he had working in the crematory where he was the last person to see the dead body of the unpopular monk excommunicated by the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church, the monk whom many thought was mad, but who was a good friend to the czar and a fan of Rasputin. In this book, the author takes readers on a rollicking ride through the adventures of his life. Follow him in his night escapades with a friend called Bertie, the guy he considers has the brain of a bird and, as he falls in love, discover what it was that drove him.

Humorous, exciting, and beautifully written, The Boy Who Loved Girls: The Memoir of a Boy on His Dangerous Journey is a memoir that reads like a well-composed piece of fiction. At times the reader wonders if some of the episodes of the narrator’s life, beautifully captured in prose, were real. I enjoyed the story right from the very beginning with the hilarious incident of theft. Readers will be amused immediately by the mindset of Bertie and they will be intrigued watching what happens after he steals from an old man, getting everything the man had to make a living, and then suddenly feeling awful about it. The pacing is quick, and the memoir is filled with intense moments, loaded with action. Robert McNally’s writing is excellent and it combines humor with wit to transform the powerful dialogues and vivid descriptions into great reading. I was entertained beyond measure.