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    characters Boy in the Water (Boy in the Water) [PDF FREE] ✓ Stephen Dobyns Stephen Dobyns î 3 read Boy in the Water by Stephen Dobyns is a 2000 St Martin’s Press publication Jim Hawthorne accepts the job of headmaster of Bishop’s Hill A

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    (Boy in the Water) [PDF FREE] ✓ Stephen Dobyns characters Boy in the Water 25 starsI've for uite a long time kept Stephen Dobyns' name filed away as someone to try after fellow suspense writer and fellow Stephen King lauded Dobyns' The Church of Dead Girls in King's Entertainment Weekly article That title wasn't available at the library but Boy In The Water wasThe set up was really well done A

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    (Boy in the Water) [PDF FREE] ✓ Stephen Dobyns I almost stopped reading near the beginning of the book because there was an unpleasantly graphic scene at a strip club followed by a scene where one low class thug kills another low class thug with an icepick Neither seemed to have any connection to the promised locus a New Hampshire prep school for troubled youth But I stuck with it and I'm

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    (Boy in the Water) [PDF FREE] ✓ Stephen Dobyns I read The Church of Dead Girls about 20 years ago and I remember liking it Stephen Dobyns’ name made an indelible impression in my memory I was exposed to some of his poetry about a year ago and I was incredibly impressed I deliber

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    (Boy in the Water) [PDF FREE] ✓ Stephen Dobyns characters Boy in the Water Well written but oddly uninvolving

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    free read ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB î Stephen Dobyns (Boy in the Water) [PDF FREE] ✓ Stephen Dobyns I've come to really like this writer I love his humor the way he describes things and his plots I have not been disappointed yet I've loved all his books I've read dearly This was an excellent mystery It kept me in suspense It actually had some excellent points on raising children and handling problems too The

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    (Boy in the Water) [PDF FREE] ✓ Stephen Dobyns It dragged a bit and a few things were spelt out unnecessarily I really liked the mystery and I'm very proud that I figured it out 3 chapters in

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    free read ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB î Stephen Dobyns Stephen Dobyns î 3 read characters Boy in the Water Not as satisfying as I'd hoped though it was still a decent read

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    (Boy in the Water) [PDF FREE] ✓ Stephen Dobyns Stephen Dobyns î 3 read Scooby Dooby Doo Where Are You? We got some work to do now Oh wait you mean this isn’t a new episode about that

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    (Boy in the Water) [PDF FREE] ✓ Stephen Dobyns If this were a just world Stephen Dobyns' The Church of Dead Girls would enjoy the critical and popular acclaim accorded to The Silence of the Lambs while Lambs would be a moderately successful potboiler that reaped modest rewards for the moderately talented Thomas Harris If you like the psychological thrillers you need to

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characters Boy in the Water Stephen Dobyns î 3 read free read ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB î Stephen Dobyns Another bucolic fall in northern New Hampshire and the semester is under way at Bishop's Hill Academy But this year the start of school has been less than tranuil The new headmaster Jim Hawthorne has liberal ideas that the staff find far from welcome He's also determined to do something about the long tradition of permanent loans to faculty of. I almost stopped reading near the beginning of the book because there was an unpleasantly graphic scene at a strip club followed by a scene where one low class thug kills another low class thug with an icepick Neither seemed to have any connection to the promised locus a New Hampshire prep school for troubled youth But I stuck with it and I m glad I did since Dobyns writing is many notches above your average thriller fare As with The Church of Dead Girls he creates a very sympathetic protagonist Jim Hawthorne is a psychologist whose wife and daughter were killed in a fire set by a juvenile delinuent he had been trying to help He comes east to take a job as headmaster of a boarding school for problem kids partly because he thinks he can help them partly to punish himself for not being able to save his family He begins changing the school for the better but most faculty and staff are resentful of the changes and begin passive aggressively plotting against him The school turns out to be a rather sick nest of vipers At about the one uarter point I couldn t put the book down and read through to the end stopping only to prepare snacks and admire myself in the mirror as is my wont

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characters Boy in the Water Stephen Dobyns î 3 read free read ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB î Stephen Dobyns Al memories to suppressSerene on the surface the ivy clad tree lined campus gives few clues to the school's history of special privileges petty corruptions and hidden allegiances But as autumn advances the affable smiles and pretenses of virtue wear thin And as winter closes in students teachers and staff get an education in savagery and murde. Scooby Dooby Doo Where Are You We got some work to do now Oh wait you mean this isn t a new episode about that meddling gang from Mystery Inc and their dog Well damn I must have been absent the day that memo was handed out because what we have here kiddies is a true blue suspense story that must have leaked out from the cartoon network Crazy supernatural pranks check Murder mystery that unravels as the characters literally stumble upon clues check Players that have absolutely no common sense courage or emotion check Hey Mr Dobyns Hanna Barbera called they want their storyline back I don t know if it was the author editor or some one in the publicity office that came up with the title but I was pissed as hell that I waited the whole book for a title that had little to nothing to do with the story to explain itself The outline of the story is a basic who done it which evolves into a redemption mystery that carries a message and a supernatural touch As it stood the only mystery that existed was the actual point of the story The arrangement of the events the clueless players and the hair raising predicaments are amateurish at best The plot is mosaic and redundant from the first chapter to the last Had it been trimmed and the plot and sub plots defined it would have turned out to be a different but much better book Also the end debunks any chance that mystery could be involved which sealed the deal that this tale is a grown up version of Saturday morning cartoons Jinkies Dobyn s style of writing is tedious chaotic and completely devoid of any structure Instead of focusing on one maybe two viewpoints he has decided to use over ten that rotate from the new headmaster an underage ex stripper new to the school a cook with a past a complete faculty a few students and a homicide detective How s that feel does it hurt Also he details everything five times over just in case we didn t get it in the last chapter or he didn t point it out loud enough Had he paid half as much attention to the speed as he did to description it might have at least been uick He didn t and it wasn t Drawn out to the point of exhaustion the pace taxes both your mind and patience The events are scarce and the build up leading up to them is frenzied Now if that wasn t annoying enough let s talk about the characters One dimensional emotionally detached and about as sincere as a used car salesman Dobyns introduces a large cast for no other reason than to fill space Take the main character the new headmaster Jim Hawthorne Early on we learn that he lost his wife and daughter in a fire due to a patient s attachment issues and then we are reminded of said incident in every chapter that follows Where was he and what was he doing He was receiving a Lewinsky in the parking lot compliments of an old student Enter an assumption of guilt remorse and the need to be punished Let me repeat that he NEVER shows any emotion Also in order to atone for his past indiscretions and his failure as both a husband and father he decides a job at a school that is beneath accreditation is just the ticket As for the atmosphere I m still looking for it My rating I give it a 1 Get a clue avoid this book As reviewed for Horror Webcom

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characters Boy in the Water Stephen Dobyns î 3 read free read ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB î Stephen Dobyns Shovels saws even cars from the school's supplies Elouent as he is on the subject of honor rumor has it he's only taken this job to escape his past And Hawthorne isn't the only uneasy newcomer There's Jessica a former stripper at fifteen and Frank LeBrun a replacement cook who's a bit too uick with a dirty joke All three have secrets to conce. I read The Church of Dead Girls about 20 years ago and I remember liking it Stephen Dobyns name made an indelible impression in my memory I was exposed to some of his poetry about a year ago and I was incredibly impressed I deliberately sought of his work and sadly this is what I stumbled upon It is not the best example of what he is capable of in my opinion If not for his rich descriptive vocabulary which I fully appreciate I would have given this book just one star I thought it was incredibly boring I didn t find it remotely intriguing until I was about 250 pages into it which isn t the type of impression a suspense thriller should make And while we are on the suspense topic I want to mention that I never felt this book was remotely suspenseful The outcome was relatively predictable You know who the antagonists are from the start Because I am sure that the author has some better work out there I won t abandon his books all together but I definitely wouldn t recommend this particular one to a friend

  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 448
  • Boy in the Water
  • Stephen Dobyns
  • English
  • 12 January 2020
  • 9780312975227