As part of the Blog tour of BoyzNite by Xane J Fisher, I’d like to share my review of the short story, BoyzNite.
About the author:
Originally from the Salt Lake City area, Xane Fisher has spent most of his life living out of a backpack or suitcase. Along his travels, he has been blessed with an amazing family, a college education, and the opportunity to see the world from the skyscrapers of Abu-Dhabi to the third world markets of Angola. From a young age, he has felt compelled to write and share experiences through a pen or keyboard. He is currently living in southwest Germany, serving in the United States Air Force with his wife Autumn and their son Judah. He hopes to have his first novel completed soon.
His website: http://poetryforpeopleihate.com
Law school wonder student Ian Peters chronicles his first night home for the summer in Piedmont, Washington. What starts with a pleasant drive up the Pacific Northwest Coast leads him into a night of self discovery, contemplative self-assessment, and ultimately the question of what kind of man does he want to be? Along the way, he reconnects with friends, family, and an old flame who changes his world forever.
What started as a typical night of partying quickly becomes BoyzNite!!
BoyzNite is a short story by Xane J. Fisher. I was forwarded the Advanced Reader Copy by Royal James Publishing. I’m really glad they sent me a copy as it allowed me to know about an amazing writer.
The tag line of the book, “Living is easy with eyes closed” caught my attention. I am firm believer in this thought, so the interest was expected. The story begins with another amazing thought which I believe is what we all may not be aware of, but we do the same! I am not giving out any spoilers so you’d have to read it to know what it is.
The story moves slowly and steadily into the life of Ian Peters. He could be just any other guy tired of his college and traveling back home to meet his family. The description is so detailed that you can very well see what the author is talking about. The imagery and the smooth flow of the story kept me engrossed till I moved to the last page.
Ian Peters is returning home to visit his father,step mother and brother. The moment he reaches, he has got back to his friends and they all plan a boyznite to celebrate his homecoming. Well, today we have so many books that revolve around women plots and their get-togethers, so when we are part of a night when men collect to enjoy and celebrate, it’s a reliever.
And everyone knows ‘men will be men’. Their party can’t be without booze and women, can it? They party and dance till they fall exhausted while Ian starts feeling sick. That is until he meets a girl, who brings back some memories of the past. His and her past. His and her present.
The writing is lucid and captivating. As a reader I was left with many questions and I really wish to know what had happened and what will happen for both of them. The other characters part of the story are also well described.
When you turn the last page, you totally agree with the first line of the book. The line on the cover, “living is easy with eyes closed”. Are we all living in the same way? Are our eyes closed or open to the world around us? Are we aware of the people around us and their turmoils? The book might just make you think about it!