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Harris's most sympathetic characters are Yancey's roommate, Windsor, a plump schoolteacher who spends her spare evenings holding abandoned babies at Hale House, and Zurich Robinson, a gay Christian ex-athlete who briefly considers joining Basil's agency, eliciting a string of ugly clichés from Basil's partner. Meanwhile, Basil, that pillar of integrity, listens in silence. The deal is scotched when Zurich announces that he has been interviewed for an article on gay men in professional athletics. When Basil asks him why he is coming out, Zurich tells him about another young quarterback who tried to run from his sexuality by getting married. The day of the wedding, he shot himself. "As Zurich told the story," Basil recounts,
I could picture the young man and for a brief moment felt the pain he was struggling with. I had been there. But it had never gotten to the point where I wanted to kill myself. If I could have talked to Milo I would have told him, "Roll with it young brother.... There is a way to have your cake and ice cream, too."Suffice it to say that after a series of delicious plot twists and acts of increasing wickedness, it becomes clear that Basil and Yancey are too damaged to save each other. Although the characters in his sixth novel are somewhat two dimensional and his prose a little flat, E. Lynn Harris can manipulate a story line with the skill of an Eagle Scout earning his badge in knotmaking. Don't start this page-turner if you don't have six or seven free hours in which to read it straight through. --Regina Marler --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This was my first E. Lynn Harris book. His strength is in how nicely his books flow. The details and the storyline moves fast and makes for a good read. Read morePublished on April 11 2004
I liked this story. It was pretty interesting. I would not read it twice and it is not on my #1 recommendation list, but I did still liked it.Published on Feb. 13 2004 by Rachel Dawson
I personally don't know how this book got such good reviews. It Sucked!!!! It took to long to get to the point. Read morePublished on Jan. 18 2004 by Giovonna Moore
I read this because my sister said it was a really good book. This is one of the literary masterpieces everyone dreams of reading. A mixture of sweet and erotic romance. Read morePublished on Jan. 10 2004 by Justin M Kirby
I'm very bias when it comes to Mr. Harris. What can I say except he is a incredible writer. I love the way each of his novels pick up where the other left off, yet introducing new... Read morePublished on June 11 2003 by Amazon Customer
I liked E. Lynn in my early twenties and haven't read a book of his since the first two came out. I wanted to check him out and see how he's grown as a writer (and how I've grown... Read morePublished on Oct. 6 2002 by "eastbaysista"
"Not a Day Goes By" is the story of my favorite ELH character Basil Henderson. If you've read other ELH novels then you know that Basil is a sexually confused bad boy. Read morePublished on Aug. 16 2002 by Sassy Chick
I bought this book a long time ago because I read some great review about it, but didn't get around to reading it until this past week or so. I couldn't put it down! Read morePublished on July 19 2002 by bandaid818
Not a Day Goes By has brought to the forefront two of E. Lynn Harris' most intrigueing (and wicked) characters. Read morePublished on July 9 2002 by DevJohn01