Bobby's Boy

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  • ISBN-13: 9781477532782
  • Publisher: CreateSpace
  • Publication date: 5/31/2012
  • Pages: 270
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.61 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2013

    Read this

    Bobby boy i didnt read this so here is some yo mamma jokes yo mamma is so ugly she made obama loose hope yo mamma is fat even god cant lift her spirit yo mamma is so uglie she made an onion cry yo mamma is so hairy bigfoot fell in love with her yo mamma is so hairy she speaks chibaco yo mamma is so ugly she look up a camals butt and scared the hump off of it yo mamma is stupid she got hit by a park car yo mamma is so ugly she put the boogie man out of buiness yo mamma is so fat she her belly button comes fifteen minutes home before she does yo mamma is so ugly bob the builder says he cant fix that yo mamma is so fat at a birthday partie they didnt have a bouncie house so she volinteered yo mamma is so uglie the circus pays her to not see her that is all i feel like doing no more goodbye

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  • Posted June 26, 2012

    A rollercoaster ride of events and emotions I won┬┐t soon forget!

    Bobby's Boy by Mark Wilson is about the story of aspiring writer/journalist Tommy (who is actually given the nickname Bobby’s boy as a young child as told to us in flashbacks). Neglected and unhappy at home in Scotland, his world turns upside down when his family is killed in a car crash. He picks up the pieces and falls in love with Cathy, only to leave her for a few years to go on tour with a famous rock band (Rage Against The Machine), and their fictional opening act, Anal Seepage (yeah, I know). But life on the road with a rock band is, well, messy…and complicated. And through the challenges Bobby faces, he also discovers some truths about his family and himself in a very real, and heartbreaking , but poignant way that drew me in from the start and kept me hooked all the way through to the end. A rollercoaster ride of events and emotions I won’t soon forget. Great read…highly recommend!

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  • Posted June 26, 2012

    Great book -- highly recommend!

    I really enjoyed reading “Bobby’s Boy” by author Mark Wilson. I knew I was going to love it when the opening lines were a quote from a Huey Lewis and the News song, “Power of Love”. As a child of the 80’s myself, I felt an instant connection with Bobby and his love for 80’sh music and movies, and as he transitioned into the 90’s and beyond. The story itself was interesting, and a lot deeper and more complex than I thought it would be. In a way it took me by surprise, but it made me like it even more. Okay, I have to confess that I was thrown for a few curves, and I’m still not 1000% sure I totally understand the ending (no spoilers). But even so, I thought this was a wonderful read – surprisingly deep, and I’d recommend it to my friends to read.

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  • Posted June 26, 2012

    LOVED IT!! First, I must say that this cover is nothing like wh

    LOVED IT!!

    First, I must say that this cover is nothing like what the tone or style of the story is about (although the little boy is precious!). I know we’re not supposed to judge books by their cover and I’m not judging…just stating my opinion. This novel was real, sometimes harsh and brutal, and breathtakingly and painfully honest. Its many layers got peeled away, exposing a sometimes ugly and twisted center….and sometimes beautiful. But at the heart of it all lies a story about redemption, finding oneself, and discovering what is real and true—and what isn’t. Life isn’t always fair, or pretty. And “Bobby’s Boy” does an excellent job of painting the portrait of showing how one person can make their life a success despite poor conditions. It’s the character and choices that matter in the end. I read this book in one sitting and thought it was just lovely. Some minor editing problems, but nothing too obvious – it didn’t lessen my enjoyment any. Highly recommend to fans of contemporary fiction, especially music fans and especially those who remember the 80”s and early 90’s. I really got a kick out of the references and it brought back some great memories! Plus, bonus points for mentioning my hometown of Irvine, CA! :-)

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  • Posted June 26, 2012

    Lovely Story... I thought the book was wonderful and enjoyed th

    Lovely Story...

    I thought the book was wonderful and enjoyed the fast paced and the believable cast of characters. The dialogue was believable and felt authentic for the scenes. I read it really quickly as I was anxious to see what happened next each step of the way. I liked the author’s writing style, as the tone and the voice felt like it was a story being told to me by a friend…it was easy to follow and engaging. I have to say that there were large sections of text in italics that I found to be unnecessarily distracting and served no purpose and made it more cumbersome to read. Other than that I really liked it and was especially moved by the powerful ending.

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  • Posted June 26, 2012

    In a way, “Bobby’s Boy” by Mark Wilson remind

    In a way, “Bobby’s Boy” by Mark Wilson reminded me of “Almost Famous”, which just happens to be one of my all-time favorite movies. However, I had a much harder time connecting to this book for several reasons. One, I thought the beginning was way too slow. There is too much “telling” backstory right off the bat which slowed down the pace considerably. Also, the book starts off being told to us is third-person present tense, which is odd enough for this this genre, but then somewhere along the line it switched to past tense. I think this novel could have benefitted from an editor to tighten up some parts that were unnecessarily long and added little to the tension of the story. But, the plot itself was excellent, though. For me, the story really picked up when he was interacting with the band members, as it was one of the only places in the book where there was an exchange of real dialogue. Most of the other places it was simple “telling” narrative about events, which is fine I suppose, but for me I personally prefer to feel more engaged, and I always felt kept at a distance from the emotions and the action. But I think the author has a definite flair for writing and for telling a compelling tale. It’s definitely worth a read and has some excellent plot twists that will really make you think.

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