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Surprisingly good read, but with a warning
on 23 March 2011
When I downloaded this, I wasn't actually aware of what it was. The story is of a young man that slowly comes to terms with his sexuality. The individual chapters are of the various attempts that he makes to find love of a kind that is physically stimulating; but then he begins to understand that this does not always produce a love that is emotionally or pyschologically satisfying.
The book is brutally honest; he relates his feelings and in particular, his despondancy and thoughts of suicide as each new partner just fades away as inevitably as a one night stand. When he does finally find someone that makes him happy, fate plays a cruel trick; and he is back once again to the beginning.
If this was a book about straight people, people would compare it to Bridget Jone's Diary or others. As it is about gay men, some will immediately turn away. But I would suggest that you should read this whatever your particular preference. This is a book about real feelings and human frailities; and as such, most people should be able to relate to it.
Be aware that there are some very graphic descriptions of sexual practices including sado-masichism; it might not be suitable for the immature or younger readers. But hopefully, it will help you understand just how much of a stuggle, love, the most basic of human desires can be.