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SoMa by Kemble Scott
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Apr 15, 2009

did not like it
bookshelves: read-in-2009
Recommended to Dusty by: Carly
Read in August, 2009

Even kinky sex scenes cannot salvage an irresponsible and terrible novel. Don't believe me? Then read Soma -- the kinky sex comes in spades. Unfortunately, so do the impossible-to-like characters, the melodramatic romantic encounters between those characters, and, most unforgivable, the constant reinforcement of the stereotype of gay men as fashionista disease-spreading sexual predators. I don't know who "Kemble Scott" is -- the name is a pseudonym -- but his book single-handedly takes the Gay Rights Movement back ten years with its inaccurate and unjust generalizations. I found nothing to admire in this book.

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Carly Wow. I agree with your review--I don't think it's 100% accurate...but I don't think I'll be recommending books to you anymore?

Dusty Whatever. Recommend away! I seem to remember your one-star review of Season of Migration to the North...

Carly Yes..and my review for it was:
"If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all.


So, all I will say is that if it takes me MONTHS to get through a 169 page book....well, then there's something wrong."

I didn't make it to be the worst book ever made...

Dusty I never said it was the worst book ever written. It just made me hostile. But I was hostile toward the book -- NOT toward you. Only heart for you.

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