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Muscle Boy

3.38  ·  Rating Details ·  8 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Most men fall in love with women. But some men fall in love with themselves — men like the weight-lifters of Muscle Beach.

For these body worshippers, their physique is their fortune. Whether it's being exhibited performing feats of strength, or leered at in glossy photos by thrill-seekers of every sex and taste, there's big money in those biceps. And it's often dirty money
Paperback, 1st Edition, 192 pages
Published 1958 by Ace
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Don Bradshaw
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This was a great piece of pulp fiction written back in 1958 that I came across at a yard sale. Body building was a big thing at the time and many of the muscle gods were in love with themselves. Narcissism ran high and these men made a good living either by giving strong man shows or playing in he illegal skin trade. Jerry Carpenter was one such young man that got sucked into the porn end of the Muscle Beach crowd in Oakland, Ca. He
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Apr 16, 2013 scavola scavola rated it really liked it
Just finished Muscle Boy and loved it if only for the PULP FICTION style:

"The way he got sucked into it was this way: He was almost eighteen; he was sort of wet behind the ears, and, worse than that, was afriad to admit it. What kid isn't? You can't blame him. No one can."

The story is typical for the time, the innocent young man in the clutches of the deviant gays, but still, a good read with enough subtle gay moments.
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Reviewed by: Don
Publisher: Ace Books, Inc.
Genre: M/M Pulp Fiction
Rated: 4 Hearts

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