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Pastoral

4.0 of 5 stars 4.00  ·  rating details  ·  10 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Alex has a nagging set of problems. He's just moved out to get away from his family, but they wouldn't leave him alone. He's fallen in love with a gorgeous, inaccessible colleague whose idea of intimacy is an intellectual dialogue on art and literature. His friend's boyfriend's a cheat and has taken a liking to him. His students are fighting each other. His fanatic aunt th ...more
Paperback, 392 pages
Published April 1st 2000 by Writer's Showcase Press
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Stephen
Aug 01, 2014 Stephen rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone needing something to wrap fish in, but only if the fish already smelled
Ok I try not to pan a book unless I've read it cover to cover but this one isn't worth that agony. Several times I've set it aside with the intention of picking it up again with a fresh attitude but that hasn't helped. Goodreads had four previous reviews, all by women, all in the four and five star range. I think that it needs the honest opinion of a gay man to counterbalance what I can only guess are the reviews of friends and family.

The plot described in the blurb sounded right up my alley but
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Gypsy3x4
I really loved this book.
I read it years ago back when I was 19 and thought i knew everything about the world.
My favorite thing about the book is the main character and his inner struggle.
It doesn't come across as whiney, emo or self deprecating as a lot of gay literature tends to.
He comes across as a modern gay man who is conflicted and the author paints a very realistic portrait of the culture.
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