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Toby's Lie by Daniel Vilmure
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Dec 06, 08

bookshelves: gay-fiction
Read in December, 2008, read count: 1

Toby's Lie didn't initially capture my interest based on its back cover summary. I wasn't that interested in the plot, but I'm currently on a quest to read all the fiction books in my Queer Centre's library, so I picked it up. However, I was pleasantly surprised by the twists and turns of the story. You watch a sort of absurd, fantastical plot unfold, with a love story, lies and fantasies, etc. The characters are initially unsympathetic, but they all grew on me, especially Toby and his one-eyed mysterious boyfriend Ian. And of course, the priest dying of AIDS alone in the local Catholic hospice provides an appropriate amount of angst. Not to mention Toby's dysfunctional parents and Toby's own quest to dance with Ian at his high school prom. Long story short, complicated plot lines lead to a rather fulfilling ending.
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