The Island on the Edge of Normal

The Island on the Edge of Normal The first novel by Guy New York The Island on the Edge of Normal follows James from New York City to the coast of Maine where he struggles to forget his past by destroying his memories one page at a

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  • Title: The Island on the Edge of Normal
  • Author: Guy New York
  • ISBN: 9780615728476
  • Page: 319
  • Format: Paperback
  • The first novel by Guy New York, The Island on the Edge of Normal, follows James from New York City to the coast of Maine where he struggles to forget his past by destroying his memories one page at a time As he settles into his new life, he finds himself falling in love with Issa, the married women whose house he is sharing When he learns that Issa and Paul have an openThe first novel by Guy New York, The Island on the Edge of Normal, follows James from New York City to the coast of Maine where he struggles to forget his past by destroying his memories one page at a time As he settles into his new life, he finds himself falling in love with Issa, the married women whose house he is sharing When he learns that Issa and Paul have an open marriage he s forced to make decisions he s tried hard to avoid.But the comfortable he becomes, the his past returns, until suddenly it arrives on the island in the form of Jane, the woman he s been trying so hard to forget Even as James learns about non jealous husbands, handsome tourists, and growing up on the edge of normal, he s still consumed by guilt, fear, and a deep seated anger that he doesn t fully understand and can t let go.A tale of love, lust, and redemption, The Island on the Edge of Normal pushes the boundaries of what it means to create, destroy, and forgive.

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    1. The story is very simple. You have a writer who can't write go on vacation to the middle of nowhere. The rest of the plot survives on wine, coffee and angst. It's not bad if you can relate to the relationships. I couldn't.I couldn't feel the personalities, no matter how many times the characters went out of their way to tell me. It became such a flat note that I started losing track of dialogue, not knowing who was talking. Everyone is a romantic, and everyone wants the same thing. The only real [...]

    2. I think The Island on the Edge of Normal is somewhat unique (so far) in that it is basically a poly romance novel. A novel about a writer writing could come off as masturbatory, but I think that's mostly avoided here, and that tendency is even explicitly acknowledged.Interesting characters adeptly written, and plotting that kept me engaged until the end. While it obviously doesn't (and couldn't, and shouldn't) include characters representing all possible perspectives on poly relationships, I was [...]

    3. When blocked writer James decides he needs to get away for a while, clear his head, and get those creative juices flowing, he heads to an island.  The island is recommended to him by a friend, whose uncle lives there with his son and wife, who are more than happy to let James live in their house for a few weeks.Shortly after arriving, his hosts, Issa and Paul, tell James that they have an open marriage.  Issa is going through a breakup with a girlfriend, and Paul has his own girlfriend off-isl [...]

    4. Here is a secret you may not know: Guy New York is a little bit famous. His very sexy blog has been atop the list of many "best sex bloggers" lists and all of that praise seems a bit psychic now given how truly wonderful "The Island on the Edge of Normal" is. Sexy, forthright, inclusive, daring and very funny. Using erotic fiction Guy manages to make polyamory look a lot more fun and generous than "The Ethical Slut" ever did and this book should become required reading for anyone curious about o [...]

    5. I picked this up because I'm in a poly relationship so I was intrigued.But, because I already believe in poly, the first quarter of the book where that's the main mystery, kind of went past me. The first 35% of this book was dull for me because I didn't believe in the conflict. I then took a bit of a break from this book, picked it up again, and read 35% to 100% in one sitting. Around that time the stakes get higher, the relationships become more genuine and real, and James, the MC, starts to ex [...]

    6. The more I read this book, the harder it was to put it down. With each page I felt I had more in common with James and his inability to move on past failures and live in the present, hunted by demons very much alike every time I try to write something romantic. Issa became a personal hero of mine, with many highlights containing her wise words throughout the book. Her vision of polyamory or an open relationship in this book is honest, real, and makes sense, so much though it cut me with clarity [...]

    7. I didnt realize what kind of book I was reading, I think i forgot to read the back of this one because it was a free the day i downloaded it. It was well written and entertaining, after i got over the inital surprise of the kind of book i was reading.

    8. Very quick read about an author getting through his writers block with the help of an island, an open couple, and the ex he's been blocked by. A few erotic scenes that aren't gratuitous but develop from the tension that's built between the main characters.

    9. This was a book I got for free on amazon. It started out very slow but about halfway thru it turned a corner for me. I wish it had been longer. By the time I really started enjoying it it ended.

    10. A story about healing and discovery, with an unconventional relationship twist. After turning me on and making me cry, this book made me want to run to the ocean and set my memories on fire.

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