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Summer in Sodom

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Ian Raymond wanted Ted Randall more than he had ever desired anyone - and he would use every device of desire and pain to get him!

Set against the strange background of erotic, forbidden acts performed on moonlit beaches, Summer in Sodom is the explosive story of the fateful decision virile Ted Randall had to make - to give his lean, hard-muscled body to a woman, or be ens
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Mass Market Paperback, 156 pages
Published 1965 by Paperback Library (first published 1964)
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Gillian Daniels
A pre-Stonewall, campy, melodramatic, irresistibly ridiculous book about Ted, a young, virile man on a beach vacation who’s completely oblivious to the attentions he’s receiving from the many men who are there this season. At least at first.

The book tries its best to show the “gay lifestyle” as deviant and difficult, but mostly succeeds in making the gay characters seem like extremely fashionable rebels. In this world, “fey” men can start brawling at any minute and the most dangerous drug on the
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Chris
Mar 14, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-edition, pulp, gay
This short and fun novel is one of the better gay pulps of the 1960s. Of course, its full of all the usual coded terms and phases required for it to be published in 1964, just before the explosion of gay pornography in the late 1960s. And despite the usual criticism of effeminate gay behavior, its actually quite sympathetic -- after all it was published for a gay readership. The disrespect of effeminacy unfortunately persists to this day. Nevertheless, like with most pulps, turn off your brain a ...more
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