Conversations with S. Teri O'Type (a Satire)
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Curt Child is a man who just can't seem to get gay, so he's enlisted the help of his oldest--and gayest--friend S. Teri O'Type to drag him a few inches down The Road of Greater Gayness.

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Paperback, 244 pages
Published August 28th 2012 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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SANDRA
Dec 06, 2012 SANDRA marked it as to-read
Recommends it for: to everyone on my friends list I think you will all enjoy it!
Recommended to SANDRA by: Cindi, Bookholic Annymous
If I could give this a ten star I would!! This was the nomination winner for our M/M BOTM In Bookholic Anonymous.

I absolutely fell in love with this book! I have to warn you though it is not anything like you would expect from a story. It's truly one of a kind. Had me laughing from the very first page.

We meet Curt Childs, who is an accounter, who is gay but no one knows it and all he wants to do is find his true love, some one who is a cuddly bear, who he can share his love and time. Who he c...more
Christopher Allen
Mar 19, 2013 Christopher Allen rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
I'm going to review my own book now. I spent years writing it, so I guess I know it, well, well.

Curt Child is boring. He's not a masculine guy; he's just a guy who hasn't paid very much attention to his own "gayness". He's made it into his mid-forties without anyone knowing he's gay (or so he thinks). So he enlists the help of his oldest and gayest friend, S. Teri O'Type, to drag him a few inches down The Road to Greater Gayness.

The author (me) presents this non-journey in a series of lessons....more
scavola scavola
This book really hit home with me as I have similar thoughts on what it means to be gay / why I’m not ‘good enough’ to be gay.

“Curt Child is your everyday man in his mid-forties, but he has a problem. He just can't seem to get gay enough for anyone to notice, and that's why he's enlisted the help of his oldest--and gayest--friend S. Teri O'Type to drag him a few inches down The Road to Greater Gayness.”

This book interested me in that I’m in a similar situation, although I’m not in my mid-forties...more
Kazza
I'm so very glad my blog partner, Cindi, has reviewed this book because it's awfully difficult to do it justice in a review.

First of all, going into it, remember it is a satire - it's meant to make a statement, point out irony and, in this case, look at stereotypes.

I'm not reviewing just making comments -

It is a funny book. I literally laughed out loud at the language and the situations that occured. S. Teri O'Type is a hoot. I know he can be bitchy, I mean he doesn't really eat, how snarky are...more
Marcus Speh
If you've ever read Christopher Allen's blog "I must be off", you will expect to laugh out loud while enjoying Allen's beautiful way with language. He has now stepped off a plane to create the ultimate literary anti-closet weapon: the main character in these 'Conversations', Teri, who helps the narrator, Curt, onto and along 'the road to greater gayness', is both a trickster and an elegant guru. As I followed the story, I realized how the initiator and the initiated were both two sides of one ch...more
Sketchbook
A boisterous lampoon, w ironic edgings, of getting along in a dipsy hs-het world dominated by pizza, beer-prosecco, Tommy Hilfiger and buds who call each other dude. The hero, aka Buttercheeks, in search of his identity, is a graduate of a Christian college in the Bible Belt. He and his alter ego evangelize on Judi Dench, heuvos rancheros and pube shaving while pop kultur and gay imaging get shagged. Now in his 40s, he realizes that his only salvation is a good moisturizer. Verily, I say unto yo...more
Berit Ellingsen
Witty and heart-warming about the search for self-acceptance

Curt Child is gay but wants to look and act more gay to help him attract a man and make everyone see that he’s gay so he doesn’t have to tell them directly, including his own parents.

To help him be more overtly gay, Curt consults an old friend, S. Teri O’Type. He is a guru of all things (stereotypically) thought of as gay, a gayru. As his gayru, Teri tries to teach Curt how to act, talk and dress more gay, where to go clubbing, what dog...more
Cindi
There are no words to describe how much I simply adored this book. Curt is a gay man who looks and acts straight so he goes to his oldest and dearest friend (Teri, a flamboyant gay man) to get lessons in Greater Gayness. Follow along as Teri teaches his friend all there is to know about being and acting gay. You will fall in love with Teri and his gay dog, Cary Grant. You will laugh from the very first few lines until you get to THE END.

This book is simply brilliant. Definitely one of my all-tim...more
Steph
I read this book because it was chosen as our M/M Bpk of the Month and highly recommended by fellow M/M lovers.
It was wonderfully written and is a really touching story.

But one of the dissadvantages of being young (I was born in August 1990), was that I didn'treally understand a lot of the jokes. I noticed I wasn't laughing when I was meant to be, I was just a bit confused.

I will definitely read more books by the author :)
A.F. Henley
I found myself doing quite a bit of seesawing throughout this novel – not completely sure if I was captivated or confused. You see, the novel is well written. Really well written, in fact. It's been infused with wit and humour and is all but brimming with relativity to the self-doubt and societal pressures of the main character. I would even go so far as to say that it had a touch of Palahniuk-styling, if, of course, Mr. Palahniuk wrote satire-based comedy instead of satire-based horror.

But the...more
Talya
Really enjoyed this book.
Bright, funny, sweet, catty, bewildering, fantastic, heart-warming and comic are just some of the words I would use. I would give it a 4 1/2 stars instead of 5 because trying to follow the narrative threw me a bit, but that's my only nitpick. About halfway through, it clears up a bit and makes more sense, and the imaginative nature becomes more evident. Very good read, and if you have a sense of humor, there is no way you'll finish without at least a few giggle fits. Cur...more
Lindsay Loulee
Recommended by a friend and I have to say I really loved this one! I guess I caught the concept a little earlier than I should have but I think it made me love it more while I was reading it. I so recommend this. ^^
Jessa Ryan
I'll do more of a review in a bit, but for now I'll just give one word that sums it all up well. Unique.
Lori Fischer
Loved this book! It's hilarious and incredibly moving!
Kathy
I really liked this. I'm going to say more about it soon!
Tami (synchro from BL)
Read for the Bingo challenge.

This is a satire.
Knowing that, I was hesistant to pick it up, and I was right. It was just a bit too exaggerated for my taste.
It was funny at times, but didn't really have a storyline, it was more like some scenes between Curt, the world's straightest gay, and Teri, his (view spoiler) mentor for all things gay.
Curt struggles to come out to his friends and family and is frustrated because he feels no one notices that he is gay, because he d...more
Tami (synchro from BL)
This is a satire.
Knowing that, I was hesistant to pick it up, and I was right. It was just a bit too exaggerated for my taste.
It was funny at times, but didn't really have a storyline, it was more like some scenes between Curt, the world's straightest gay, and Teri, his (view spoiler) mentor for all things gay.
Curt struggles to come out to his friends and family and is frustrated because he feels no one notices that he is gay, because he doesn't match even one stereot...more
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Christopher Allen is the author the absurdist satire Conversations with S. Teri O'Type. His award-winning fiction and creative non-fiction have appeared in numerous places both online and in print. In 2012, Allen was nominated for Best of the Net for his story "Triangulation" by A-Minor Magazine and for the Pushcart Prize by SmokeLong Quarterly for the story "When Chase Prays Chocolate". In 2011,...more
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