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Beach Reading
     

Beach Reading

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by Mark Abramson
 

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Gay tourists are arriving in San Francisco by the planeload for the party of the decade at the Moscone Center, a tribute to a late disco star. On the same night as the dance festival, a infamous evangelist plans to bring his nationwide crusade against gay rights to the Civic Auditorium a few blocks away. Tim Snow finds himself caught in the middle when his activist

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Gay tourists are arriving in San Francisco by the planeload for the party of the decade at the Moscone Center, a tribute to a late disco star. On the same night as the dance festival, a infamous evangelist plans to bring his nationwide crusade against gay rights to the Civic Auditorium a few blocks away. Tim Snow finds himself caught in the middle when his activist friends plan a protest. For Tim, the fun-and the intrigue-are about to begin.

Beach Reading is equal parts mystery and romantic comedy set in romantic San Francisco with a taste for adventure, a touch of magic.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590211397
Publisher:
Lethe Press
Publication date:
07/15/2008
Pages:
196
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.45(d)

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Beach Reading 2.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
JimG57 More than 1 year ago
I liked this. It was short, with no surprises, but I got that it was largely written to introduce the characters for the series. The best character was the Castro. Having lived there for years, I loved the way it was used in this book. It made me homesick for the special place that it is.
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teejay4407 More than 1 year ago
Dull story; dull writing; even duller characters. Try a different author. I can't think of a single good reason for anyone to read this book. Nothing -- and I do mean nothing, ever tweaked my interest. Sophomoric, even puerile writing style. About right for seventh grade, perhaps. I bought this and Mr. Abramson's next book in this series at the same time; I've already thrown both of them away without even bothering to open the cover of book two. ...nice book cover, though I have no idea what the title has to do with the story.
BillyBear More than 1 year ago
I have now read the three in the series so far and really like the characters asnd look forward to the next one
brjunkie More than 1 year ago
This was a fun and quick get away that I enjoyed just as much as the "Tales of the City" series by Armistead Maupin. Mark Abramson (M.A.) is able to make you feel, see, and hear San Francisco, as if you have always lived there. Tim is a HIV-positive (although he does not let that define him) waiter, psychic, and just getting over a relationship. But, with the help of his great friends, landlords, and bosses Artie and Arturo, they keep him supported. A helicopter is flying around with a giant disco ball advertising the celebration of a famous birthday party, but a sadistic and twisted evangelist has a powerful protest that same night. A courteous coincidence will lead two fantastic people into Tim's life. With the connection of his first love, his high school track coach, events are set in motion for Tim to do more than just hold a protest sign and shouting slogans. A wonderful discovery of Tim's is that younger men are not all bad, and with the pop-in of his French steward f*@!-buddy, things stay steamy and hot, even as the fog rolls into the bay. (M.A. is smart to not describe every detail of the lovemaking. Your imagination is always so much better!) The truth of the book is realizing not only who and where you belong, but also were home is.