I was immediately sucked into the concept of '...Bangkok Diaries'. Gay boy on the loose, etc etc, exotic locale, etc, and the beginning of this short story was amazing with our protagonist getting wildly whacked out on drugs and alcohol and wandering campus in mesh underwear. Great character set-up, and it's for this introduction to a young character who I instantly cared about that pushes this short work to a four star rating.
It's erotica, no doubt, and that all too quickly becomes apparent once our hapless protagonist settles into his new digs in Thailand and he and the houseboy spend the second half of the piece having sex. Sans one vague scene drifting quietly down the river to his bungalow, Thailand remains a mystery. That's my disappointment with this, but also my fascination with its author. I want more of this boy's adventures, and less of the how-to guide on sex. However, don't get it twisted, I want to know ALL about his sexual exploits, but just a little less heavy-handed and blow by blow. I've never been to Bangkok, but I feel I could have written this because of the lack of local detail. You can't call it a Bangkok diary without delving deeply into Bangkok culture, Thai culture, the taste, the smells. Give me more Thailand, which will only make the sex scenes better.
Will I read more of this author? Oh, absolutely. Ann Vremont is a most accomplished writer and I can't wait to see how the Bangkok diaries develop. ~~ Taylor S., author of Dancing With The Devil
A wonderfully vivid, erotic beginning but disappointingly brief. Wish the author would continue the young character's adventures in sexy Thailand, not only with his houseboy but with others they encounter in the steamy,sex-filled streets and waterways of Bangkok..
I love this story. Fun. full of youthful energy. and with enough positive energy to leave me smiling for days. only complaint is that it is too short. it was the first 2 chapters of what could be an awesome novel. Ann please write the next 20 or 200 chapters. dont leave me with blue balls.