- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 747 KB
- Print Length: 364 pages
- Publisher: Inkslingers Publishing (16 Mar. 2014)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00CY0VBLQ
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 33 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #223,218 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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As I started reading, it became clear that the author was holding nothing back. It is a brutally honest account of the intense struggle with his thoughts, feelings, lifestyle and sexuality, and at times heartbreakingly sad. I struggled to stop reading and go to sleep, becoming completely absorbed in Jack's life.
There are some grammatical issues that give the book a rather unpolished feel, but this is my only criticism. The explicit scenes are well conveyed and surprisingly touching, and there are riches of humour to bring some light relief. This autobiographical account really opened my eyes and made me think. A fascinating read.
I felt that the earlier parts of the book were the most compelling. A matter of taste, I'm sure, but they seemed to have an authenticity about them that the later parts of the book sometimes lacked for me. There are some excellent sex scenes but prepare to have your toes curl here and there: this isn't fluffy romance but a man who is seeking expression of his deepest self whilst still tormented by his own demons ... discovery and release are not one and the same thing and the author cleverly doesn't fall in to the trap of making out that they are!
Purists out there will need to make a pact with themselves not to be irritated and diverted by a rather 'eccentric' use of English. What the book is saying is more important than the way that it is being said. The presence of unpolished expression does, actually, lend something to the realism and immediacy of the book too and doesn't radically impair the sense.
A really excellent read leads you to ask questions to which you want the answers. I'm puzzled as to why the author has not written more. What I would really like him to do is to provide both a prequel and a sequel to this ... and I'd like them right now! That is the hallmark of a job well done. I have recommended this book privately and am delighted to be able to warmly recommend it here.
First I have to say this is not erotica. Not at all. It might be a bit too vivid for some but as an avid erotica reader, I can tell you this isn't it. However, that being said, It felt like real life for me. The times sexual situations are encountered, they are normally quite brief and simply describe what the character himself was going through and why he was in that particular situation.
I felt like at time the pacing was off as some parts I could read fast enough and other times I found myself wanting to skip ahead.
As important to him as his family's approval (or disapproval) of his coming out, I also felt like the story could've been more focused between his wife and him (and the men in his life).Then again, I can absolutely say that I didn't like his wife at all. I felt like she was incredibly selfish even before she found out he was gay. Their relationship really felt like both of them just settled because they'd been together for so long and it just was the next step to take. (Look at the wedding). Then again, I don't think it was at all right for him to do as much for his wife as he did just because 'it was all his fault' because I feel like if she'd been a better wife or more attentive wife, she would've noticed something was going on with him long before she did.
I will say that for some gay men out there, they might find this resonates a lot more with them because of some of the trials he goes through. I felt sorry for him and his inability to see the people that would've supported him long before he finally found the courage to come out.Then again, the one friend (Nathan) that he thought he could count on being there for him wasn't and the friend he worried most about (Michael) was most supportive.
This was a great book that needed a good dose of editing. The lack of capitalization bothered me immensely. As there seemed to be no rhyme or reason to it as it would be 'Uncle sam' and 'aunt Jess'.. Ryan wasn't capitalized but Maria was. There was also quite a few grammar errors and a few spelling mistakes as well. However, the story had a decent flow so I tried to see past that all.
Also, and maybe this is a personal thing so I didn't deduct stars for this, but to say that there is no 'real' bisexuality bothered me. Along with stating that women should have babies because men can't. There were a few other blanket statements like that that really bothered me and I don't think I'd be the only one bothered by such things. However, since it is simply my opinion, I'll leave it at that.
I was given this in return for an honest review by Inked Rainbow Reads.
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