Small Fish Big Fish

Small Fish Big Fish Librarian Note Alternate Cover Edition For ASIN B00NQH9RIU.Gripping Coming Of Age FictionThe Year Is 1965 Sonny And Cher S I Got You Babe Is Number One On The Charts The First US Combat Troops Have Arrived In Vietnam, And American And Soviet Astronauts Are Orbiting The Earth.Seventeen Year Old Stephen McBride Is Struggling To Find His Place In This Exciting World Besieged By Surging Hormones, Protective Parents And Imminent College Exams, He S Starting To Question The Existence Of God And Thinks Some People Are Just Plain Evil People Like Archie Stewart For Instance.Stewart Has A Long Standing Score To Settle With Stephen His Chance To Get Even Arrives When He Spots The Younger Boy Spending Money Like A Millionaire At The Fairground The Resulting Confrontation Sparks A Chain Of Events That Propels Stephen Unwillingly Down A Path Of Criminality And Deception One He Finds Increasingly Difficult To Leave.Stephen Must Set Aside His Fears, Choose What S Important To Him, And Decide What Sort Of Person He Wants To Become But Suddenly There S No Time And No Choices Left.A Page Turning Tale That Adults And Young Adults Alike Will Enjoy Fans Of Angela S Ashes, Jasper Jones, And Jimmy Barnes Working Class Boy Will Love It. Carlisle built his book on a frequently occurring theme Coming of age of young people trying to escape the harsh life of poor neighborhoods It is probably some personal experience that sets the things in the turbulent sixties of Scotland The writing is descriptive, with a level of detail that sometimes makes the reading a bit difficult, and it takes a while to get accustomed to it.The best of the book can be extracted from one question asked by a grandfather perceiving the struggle of young S Carlisle built his book on a frequently occurring theme Coming of age of young people trying to escape the harsh life of poor neighborhoods It is probably some personal experience that sets the things in the turbulent sixties of Scotland The writing is descriptive, with a level of detail that sometimes makes the reading a bit difficult, and it takes a while to get accustomed to it.The best of the book can be extracted from one question asked by a grandfather pe
If you re considering reading Small Fish, Big Fish , do it It is a high quality independent piece and reminds me why I started reviewing indie work in the first place.Carlisle s prose is passionate and authentically represents his characters, the overseas setting and the time period, and I felt deeply attached to all three Small Fish, Big Fish is thrilling coming of age tale, brilliantly told from a near omniscient third person perspective Sometimes such a thing is hard to pull off because If you re considering reading Small Fish, Big Fish , do it It is a high quality independent piece and reminds me why I started reviewing indie work in the first place.Carlisle s prose is passionate and authentically represents his characters, the overseas setting and the time period, and I felt deeply attached to all three Small Fish, Big Fish is thrilling coming of age tale, brilliantly told from a near omniscient third person perspective Sometimes such a thing is hard to pull off because too many points of views can be jarring for readers If you feel this way, don t stop reading The plot is intricate, expertly woven and yielded dynamic characterization and demands attention When the novel ended, I immediately wanted to have something else of Carlisle s to read In terms of Small
Small Fish Big Fish is an absorbing, well crafted novel that follows Stephen as he navigates through a series of difficult obstacles placed before him There are a number of memorable characters that enter the story D, Julie, Archie, and many others, and I found that as the story moved along I becameinvested in the outcome of the plot and the fate of the characters.This is not a novel I would normally read, but as a testament to the great work of the author, I really became engrossed in t Small Fish Big Fish is an absorbing, well crafted novel that follows Stephen as he navigates through a series of difficult obstacles placed before him There are a number of memorable characters that enter the story D, Julie, Archie, and many others, and I found that as the story moved along I becameinvested in the outcome of the plot and the fate of the characters.This is not a novel I would normally read, but as a testament to the great work of the author, I really became engrossed in the story I felt invested in Stephen throughout the story, and what drew me in were the different layers the author weaved i
Small Fish, Big Fish by Jacob Carlisle is a moving, well written coming of age story set in Scotland in 1965 The plot follows Stephen McBride, a 17 year old struggling college student in a Scottish neighborhood and the various players around him friends andStephen is facing the triumvirate of common struggles in young adulthood not much money, no job and no girlfriend Alas, he finds money on the floor at the store and meets a beautiful girl While Stephen hopes his luck will keep go Small Fish, Big Fish by Jacob Carlisle is a moving, well written coming of age story set in Scotland in 1965 The plot follows Stephen McBride, a 17 year old struggling college student in a Scottish neighborhood and the various players around him friends andStephen is facing the triumvirate of common struggles in young adulthood not much money, no job and no girlfriend Alas, he finds money on the floor at the store and meets a beautiful girl While Stephen hopes his luck will
A riveting read hooked me on the first page what seems like fortune s kindly smile is a mask that conceals the beginnings of a pernicious spiral Carlisle has a way with words, lyrical and philosophical at times, meandering and gripping at others The points of view in the book wove in quite nicely and didn t make it seem disruptive On the contrary, I saw evenin the story via the characters eyes.Further, the details brought out the setting time and place of the book and th A riveting read hooked me on the first page what seems like fortune s kindly smile is a mask that conceals the beginnings of a pernicious spiral Carlisle has a way with words, lyrical and philosophical at times, meandering and gripping at others The points of view in the book wove in quite nicely and didn t make it seem disruptive On the contrary, I saw evenin the story via the characters eye
I loved the cover, so glad the story exceeded it This is a gritty story set in a rough neighbourhood in Scotland in 1965, with pop culture references, violence, teen angst and all the conflicts that poverty always seems to seed Great writing and deep,
Well written tale of love and life on the wrong tracks Carlisle s story is fixed around a bunch of teenage boys and girls growing up in a small Scottish district circa 1965 There s the lead protagonist 17 year old Stephen, studying for a degree in civil engineering with a best friend named D Angelo Stephen is dating 16 year old Julie but has a one off fling with Trish, the slutty sister of Stephen s nemesis 19 year old Archie, the blond hell raiser frequently involved in petty thefts and cr Well written tale of love and life on the wrong tracks Carlisle s story is fixed around a bunch of teenage boys and girls growing up in a small Scottish district circa 1965 There s the lead protagonist 17 year old Stephen, studying for a degree in civil engineering with a best friend named D Angelo Stephen is dating 16 year old Julie but has a one off fling with Trish, the slutty sister of Stephen s nemesis 19 year old Archie, the blond hell raiser frequently involved in petty thefts and crime with his pals Neil and Johnny who beat up Stephen every now and then Julie is Daniel s sister, a gang member, who went to jail taking rap for a crime Archie committed Other bad eggs include Pete and Harry who hate Archie s guts and power Archie is the most vividly written character in the story, a boy raised in a dysfunctional poverty stricken direc
Author Carlisle weaves a tale of many lives and the courses they take as both major and minor decisions are made by the characters The characters are richly drawn and believable They struggle, grow, and change as the events of the novel unfold Even the worst bully has a soft side and is drawn in shades of gray I applaud Carlisle s skill bringing these people to life on
My first impression first the creation of the bully and the victim of bullying is brilliant Next, I thoroughly enjoyed the time period and location I m old enough to remember a little of the 60s This book took me there I also grew up in an underprivileged neighbourhood This book dragged me back there too The quality of the storytelling blotted out the here and now completely Those are the aspects of this novel I want to praise highly The story itself is solid and quite intriguing It s My first impression first the creation of the bully and the victim of bullying is brilliant Next, I thoroughly enjoyed the time period and location I m old enough to remember a little of the 60s This book took me there I
This book was a complete surprise to me Jacob Carlisle s prose is well written, detailed, and pulls the reader into the story immediately I couldn t put it down If you are looking for an excellent coming of age story, you