- By Graham Salisbury

Island Boyz

  • Title: Island Boyz
  • Author: Graham Salisbury
  • ISBN: 9780440229551
  • Page: 476
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Island Boyz In this rich collection Salisbury s love for Hawaii and its encircling sea shines through every story Readers will share the rush a boy feels when he leaps off a cliff into a ravine or feasts his eye

    In this rich collection, Salisbury s love for Hawaii and its encircling sea shines through every story Readers will share the rush a boy feels when he leaps off a cliff into a ravine or feasts his eyes on a beautiful woman They ll find stories that show what it takes to survive prep school, or a hurricane, or the night shift at Taco Bell, or first love Graham SalisburyIn this rich collection, Salisbury s love for Hawaii and its encircling sea shines through every story Readers will share the rush a boy feels when he leaps off a cliff into a ravine or feasts his eyes on a beautiful woman They ll find stories that show what it takes to survive prep school, or a hurricane, or the night shift at Taco Bell, or first love Graham Salisbury knows better than anyone what makes an island boy take chances Or how it feels to test the waters, to test the limits, and what it s like when a beloved older brother comes home from war, never to be the same.From the Hardcover edition.

    1 thought on “Island Boyz

    1. Very much Local stories and told like you would actually hear. Miss my days on the islands!

    2. Lovely character development set on Hawaiian islands. I've love anything I have read by Salisbury. Had to buy a used copy but it is a keeper.

    3. Read Mrs. Noonan and Frankie Diamond is Robbing Us Blind on 8/11/12.Review of Frankie Diamond is Robbing Us Blind: "Frankie Diamond is Robbing Us Blind" comes from a collection by Graham Salisbury entitled Island Boyz, in which he writes about the experience of growing up in Hawaii. Though other stories in the collection are interesting, this one caught my eye especially because I recognized the story’s title character from the Calvin Coconut series. In fact, the ShortBoyz identified at the st [...]

    4. A 3.5, anyway. I quite like the last story, "Hat of Clouds."I find the various ethical and emotional dilemnas faced by the characters compelling. For instance, I like that Vinny in "The Ravine" is able to overcome peer pressure to jump off a high ledge into a pond where another boy recently died. What makes this an especially good moment in my eyes is that he refuses the jump not for ethical or even necessarily safety reasons, but because he's uncomfortable with it. That's reason enough, but I t [...]

    5. PRESENTATIONIsland Boyz is a collection of short stories with teen male protagonists set in Hawaii. The tales range from a trip to a supposedly haunted waterfall to preteen boys dealing with a disabled classmate at a remote boarding school. What stands out the most to me, however, is Salisbury's spot-on description of the islands where I grew up. Hawaii itself becomes a character in these stories, whether as a hot and humid heat or the power of a hurricane descending upon a couple of stupid boys [...]

    6. Good collection of short stories from Graham Salisbury. The different voices and differing writing style used in the stories was refreshing. My favorite stories were probably the last three: "The Doi Store Monkey," "Angel-Baby," and "Hat of Clouds."

    7. Good compilation of short stories set on various islands in hawaii. Enjoyed a lot more than I thought I would.

    8. I really liked the title poem, but I could only read a few of the short stories before I gave up. They just didn't interest me.

    9. Graham Salisbury is a skilled writer. This book is probably just as good as Blue Skin of the Sea, except I'm not as much of a short story person as novel person.

    10. I thought it was a really great book and loved all of the short stories about Hawaii, as they use lots of sensory details as well as a lot of visualization. I would recommend this book to anyone.

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