Concrete Sky

Concrete Sky

by Marshall Moore

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ISBN-13: 9781560234364
Publisher: Haworth Press, Incorporated, The
Publication date: 07/15/2003
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)

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Concrete Sky 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Set in a hospital psych ward, this well-written book details the strange but interesting romance between two young guys, being held until their suspicious "accidents" are investigated by police. Satirical and ironic in places, the main characters embark on a journey to forget the past, live for the moment and charter a future destined for success... or failure. A suspenseful and clever read.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I got this book because I thought it¿d make a great beach read. How wrong I was. I was so engrossed with the breakneck twists and turns of the plot, the deceptively dry voice of Chad, the narrator, that sizzles with witty venom, and the very sexy game of cat-and-mouse between Chad and Jonathan, the boy who may or may not be a mad killer, may or may not be the man of Chad¿s dreams, that I read the whole book in one sitting. If I¿d done this at the beach, I would have washed out with high tide. I don¿t want to go into too much detail about why I loved this book or why I think Marshall Moore is a wit so caustic and laugh-out-loud brilliant that he deserves his own cable show on Bravo (and he does!). Why not? Because I¿m certain to give away the story. And the many mysteries within The Concrete Sky are what make this book so engrossing: a surprise stay in a madhouse that leads to steamy encounters with a dangerous inmate; a stalker who¿s a Marine with an evil mission and a worse secret still; death by pepper flakes; a tight-lipped mother trapped in her own secrets and a double-wide trailer filled with cats and litter boxes; a gruesome death that is either the supreme act of poetic justice or derangement. And all of it told in Moore¿s signature style: a low-key voice with a great eye for detail and dialogue and wit so acidic it could take flesh right off the bone. Now the next mystery I want Marshall Moore to solve is when his next book will be coming out!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I picked this book up because a reviewer in the local gay paper said it made a great beach read. How wrong he was. I was so engrossed with the breakneck twists and turns of the plot, the deceptively dry voice of Chad, the narrator, that sizzles with witty venom, and the very sexy game of cat-and-mouse between Chad and Jonathan, the boy who may or may not be a mad killer, may or may not be the man of Chad¿s dreams, that I read the whole book in one sitting. If I¿d done this at the beach, I would have washed out with high tide. I don¿t want to go into too much detail about why I loved this book or why I think Marshall Moore is a wit so caustic and laugh-out-loud brilliant that he deserves his own cable show on Bravo. Why not? Because I¿m certain to give away the story. And the many mysteries within The Concrete Sky are what make this book so engrossing: a stay in a madhouse that leads to steamy encounters with a dangerous inmate; a stalker who¿s a Marine with an evil mission and a worse secret still; death by pepper flakes; a tight-lipped mother trapped in her own secrets and a double-wide trailer filled with cats and litter boxes; a gruesome death that is either the supreme act of poetic justice or derangement. And all of it told in Moore¿s signature style: a low-key voice with a great eye for detail and dialogue and wit so acidic it could take flesh right off the bone. Now the next mystery I want Marshall Moore to solve is when his next book will be coming out!