It’s wonderful whenever someone just takes the time and reads one of my books. Even better when they enjoy it and write about it. It’s amazing when they really ‘get’ what I tried to say. I’m  most grateful for these new thoughtful and appreciative reviews. Book_marketing2-lrg

5.0 out of 5 stars Thought Provoking, November 27, 2014
 

Through very real, compelling characters, Fischer weaves a thought-provoking tale that revolves around Charles’ mental illness and how it affects the family.

A disturbing, thought-provoking, and enlightening read that had me questioning just what is normal anyway.

 
5.0 out of 5 stars If you are curious about the human condition, then “Conditions” is for you!, November 26, 2014
 
Christoph Fischer is a reader’s writer.

The story Fischer weaves is rife with colorful characters with their own “conditions” making the reader question “What is ‘normal’ anyway?” The best and the worst of human qualities are displayed as the story moves from the mother’s death to her funeral, then finally to the aftermath of reading the will.The dialogue is what carries the story forward and makes each character come to life. Fischer is brilliant with dialogue!

Because he writes using multiple points of view, the reader is able to get inside the head of each character. I felt I had an intimate relationship with everyone from Elaine (Charles’ somewhat psychic 50-something friend) to Tony’s shrewish wife.

This book covered a great deal of human territory: mental illness, domestic abuse, homosexuality, marital discord, the paranormal, greed, gossip, guilt, jealousy, gambling addiction…I’m sure I missed other issues. The point is that Charles’ condition is what everyone talked about just as having a diagnosed mental illness is socially stigmatizing. But what about those of us who are not labeled with a mental illness but still have social ills in need of attention? This question is at the heart of what this fine novel explores.

If you are curious about the human condition, then “Conditions” is for you!

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When Charles and Tony’s mother dies the estranged brothers must struggle to pick up the pieces, particularly so given that one of them is mentally challenged and the other bitter about his place within the family. 
The conflict is drawn out over materialistic issues, but there are other underlying problems which go to the heart of what it means to be part of a family which, in one way or another. has cast one aside.
Prejudice, misconceptions and the human condition in all forms feature in this contemporary drama revolving around a group of people who attend the subsequent funeral at the British South Coast. 
Meet flamboyant gardener Charles, loner Simon, selfless psychic Elaine, narcissistic body-builder Edgar, Martha and her version of unconditional love and many others as they try to deal with the event and its aftermath.

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