Advance reader reviews of The Fisher Boy by Stephen H. Anable.

The Fisher Boy

By Stephen H. Anable

The Fisher Boy
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  • Published in USA  May 2008,
    236 pages.

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  • Kari (Oslo )


    The Fisher Boy
    I normally don't read mystery books, but thought the description of this one sounded like it would be a little different, more fun, in a way.

    I was also not prepared for how much of the book was about gay people/being gay/gay issues. I found that I had a hard time getting into the whole premise, and I really didn't like any of the people in there much either. I have nothing against gays, I just don't find it interesting to have a book go on about it that much. For some reason, the story never grabbed me and I just didn't care about the characters or their situation, which to me is an important part of whether I like a book or not. So I must say that overall I was disappointed by this book, even though it did have some fun moments now and then.
  • Mary Ellen (Boynton Beach FL)


    Provincetown Sets the Stage
    The Fisher Boy is a colorful book bringing together cultural clashes, mayhem, and a murder. The main character, Mark, is trying to launch a club act with a group of friends. The book gives a real feel for the summer community in Provincetown, and the push and pull of gay visitors, the resident community, the wealthy and their groupies. The murder focuses the story and sends Mark, who becomes the suspect, on a quest to deal with the dark forces in his life and a mystery from the past. Edgy and unsettling.
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