When in the town of Borheady, you will definitely notice the presence of “The Wolf,” as Toby Maguire is nicknamed. A resident of the small fishing village of Blairsville, Toby Maguire wants to return to college and pursue his degree of architecture, but a series of unfortunate events conspire to tarnish his once bright future. Forced to retreat to his family’s small fishing cottage, where he shares a room with his grandmother, young Toby must struggle to make ends meet while battling substance abuse, depression, and an unsettling encounter with a figure from his past.
The Wolf, as he is called, is part of a colorful cast of characters in Thomas Harris’ intriguing novel, which makes this realistic, suspenseful, and even laugh-out-loud funny novel even more appealing to its reader. Combining magicians, drug users, crooked politicians, religious zealots, and a touch of pulp fiction, this colorful cast has helped make Borheady a small town that you might one day want to visit. If you are looking for a lighter side of drug addiction rehabilitation or alcohol rehabilitation center, then this town may not be for you. However, if you are looking for a book that will make you think or ask questions you might not have thought of before, then Borheady, Ms. Toby- is a great place to start.
This colorful, and humorous novel has captured the imagination of many readers, and its characters have become the talk of the town. While the author’s writing style may be unlike that of most other authors, the message is far from redundant. The characters are likable, engaging, and even endearing. This popular book may just become the next best-seller, and it is likely to spread from state to state as well as across the country. If you have not read it, you should, and you won’t be disappointed.