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Sebastian's Tangibles

3.32  ·  Rating Details ·  22 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Julian, professor in English Literature at Oxford University, is obsessed with the enigmatic life and death of Victorian poet Lord Melcourt and his unscrupulous lover Toto. When Julian falls for a beautiful, promiscuous student, Sebastian, a highly charged erotic relationship develops. Parallels between the four lives emerge until tragedy reveals the shocking truth.
Paperback, 325 pages
Published September 24th 2003 by GMP Publishers (first published July 1st 2003)
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Oct 28, 2014 Benjamin rated it it was amazing
Dr Julian Collins is a lecturer at Oxford, obsessed with the life of Victorian poet Lord Melcroft and his lover Toto. When a beautiful amoral student named Sebastian Saloniere, apples for a place at Oxford Collins is smitten, and what follows is a tempestuous affair. Sebastian is also deeply interested in Morcroft and Toto, and as they pursue both their affair and the study of the Victorian poet, parallels between their respective lives become apparent.
The characters are well drawn, and Sebasti
Apr 06, 2013 JOSEPH OLIVER rated it it was ok
Shelves: gay, novel
I bought this book because I felt the idea was quite good. . It should have worked but personally I felt either the idea in reality wasn't as workable as it seemed or the writer wasn't up to it. Either way it really drags and half way through you really couldn't be bothered what happens to either character. The main character is a big, bumbling red-headed socially inept don who, we are lead to believe, is lusted after by the most beautiful looking young man at the college. Why? We are never told ...more
Mar 08, 2015 Manda rated it it was ok
The writing was perfectly well composed and the story was decent, but I couldn't help hating both the protagonists and wishing they would get theirs. Awful characters, which was disappointing because they could have been much more well-rounded.
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Jun 24, 2007 Eleanor Kos rated it liked it
I actually could not finish this. It was well written, good characterization, but from the very first page all I could think was: this will end horribly. And while the characterization was good, the characters themselves were not people I wanted to spend time with.
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