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Dark Soul Vol. 2 by Aleksandr Voinov
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Aug 08, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: glbt, rainbow-gay, action-crime-suspense, rainbow-bisexual
Read from November 19 to 20, 2011

More, please!

In the first part of this installment, I liked seeing something more of Silvio, even if I don't feel I really learned something more about him, and that's not something bad. His relationship with Battista really made me wonder. Silvio was clearly an old soul, older than his biological age when he met Battista, but since Battista liked Silvio's young age, his young physical appearance, it was as if Silvio's growing up as an individual was hindered and limited by the older man's sexual preferences. Silvio is still hurting for what he feels is Battista's rejection, but this is also his chance of becoming a man in every aspect of his life and being close to Stefano gives him a new place, and I also think the possibility of cultivating the real Silvio. Battista's decision of sending him away seems like the last precious gift of a lover: freedom.

In Dark Whisper, the last sentence was so full of promise and anticipation, so intimate and sensual that not even a full detailed sex scene would have achieved that intensity. Wow.

In the second part of this installment, Stefano is abducted and beaten by the Russian mob and later Silvio comes to his rescue. I think I had a different impression of Stefano, but I like him more after this part of the story, because he is not perfect: he is not above renouncing his pride to save himself and he doesn't make excuses for what he could be doing to his wife. He says times and again that he is in love with Donata, I doubted this in the beginning, but I believe him now and, at the same time, I am curious about the kind of love he feels for his wife, but it's as if Donata represents a sort of sane kind of love (I am using sane not implicating a moral judgement, but because it seems a love he can manage somehow). What he feels for Silvio is an insane kind of love attraction, because it's not something he can control with his mind, it involves something primal, instinctual, something that comes from his guts.

While Stefano is readying his organization to go to war against his Russian rivals, he is exposed to Silvio's seduction, which seems selfless and innocent in a way. I don't know why Silvio, so ruthless, so sexual, looks like an angel to me.

And that kiss...

Looking forward to #3!
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Aiko "In Dark Whisper, the last sentence was so full of promise and anticipation, so intimate and sensual that not even a full detailed sex scene would have achieved that intensity." <-- So true *shivers*


Emanuela ~plastic duck~ If I could choose a moment to see Silvio's expression, I would choose the moment when that thought crosses his mind.


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