The Love of My Life

Topics: Love, Amy Grossberg and Brian Peterson, T. Coraghessan Boyle Pages: 4 (1488 words) Published: April 17, 2013
Love conquers all. That’s what we hear over and over again growing up. Everyone longs for that one amazing person to waltz into our lives and steal our hearts for the rest of eternity, but is it possible that love will be strong enough to face any problem that gets in our way? T. Coraghessan Boyle once said “As strong as love might be, there is always something stronger that could come along and shatter it” (After). T. Coraghessan Boyle was born in 1948 as Thomas John Boyle in Peekskill, New York. When Boyle went to college he never dreamed that one day he would have a major in Literature. He originally went to major in music as an aspiring saxophone player at SUNY Potsdam ("Auteur”). “That did not work out because I did not have near the talent of my colleagues” he said “I became a singer in a rock band” ("Auteur”). After he lost interest in music he moved on to history. From history, he changed his major to English and history. When Boyle finally found were he belonged he channeled his creativity into writing fiction, where he is now know as a literary legend, or as Boyle likes to say a rock star of literature. Mark Twain once said “Boyle‘s writing is deliciously infectious” ("Auteur”). Twain also includes that “Boyle’s masterful use of wit and dark satire pepper the pages with a focus on social exploration in contemporary times” ("Auteur”). With that kind of response from the great Mark Twain I can understand how Boyle has twenty-three novels and sixty-four short stories. In the short story “The Love of My Life” Boyle describes an extremely powerful love between two young teenagers named China and Jeremy. These two were inseparable, completely taken by love since the end of their junior year when they started dating, and they were not afraid to show it. “They kissed whenever they met, no matter where or when, even if one of them had just stepped out of the room, because that was love, that was the way love was,” and they believed that nothing could end this...
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