Stop-Time

[Stop-Time]
Year: 
1977
Type: 
Public: 
Publisher: 
Penguin
Year of publication: 
1977
Pages: 
283
Moral Assessment: 
Type: Literature
Nothing inappropriate.
Some morally inappropriate content.
Contains significant sections contrary to faith or morals.
Contains some lurid passages, or presents a general ideological framework that could confuse those without much Christian formation.
Contains several lurid passages, or presents an ideological framework that is contrary or foreign to Christian values.
Explicitly contradicts Catholic faith or morals, or is directed against the Church and its institutions.
Quality: 
Recomendable: 
Transmits values: 
Sexual content: 
Violent content: 
Vulgar language: 
Ideas that contradict Church teaching: 
The rating of the different categories comes from the opinion of Delibris' collaborators

It is a memoir of Frank Conroy, from his childhood until he turns 17 years old. It is set in the United States, between Florida and New York, and later in Europe, in the cities of Copenhagen and Paris. It is a curious fact that the author published this memoir while being completely unknown: it is not common that the first publication of a novice author would be a memoir, and one that would immediately be recognized by contemporary writers.

The story is chronological, although the author selects only some episodes of his life with which the reader could instantly identify himself because they are normal situations that can happen to any person. Through ordinary events - for example, his practice with the yoyo - he narrates a story that is interesting and beautiful. In a chapter, he makes some explicit references about his sexual awakening.

Author: Pilar Blanco del Prado, Spain, 2019

Reviews

Moral Assessment: 

Autobiography that gathers his memories of the author's youth. It narrates with realism the different scenes of his life, making it easier for the reader to identify with the stories that are told. This is a somewhat tormented young man, who is searching for a meaning for his life. The hyper-realistic tenor of the book forces him to tell all the shocking facts, including sensual scenes with some descriptions.

Author: Jorge Gaspar, Portugal, 2019