Tuesday, February 7, 2012
For the Heart of Phillip by S L Danielson
I don't really read much gay erotica, and I have to admit I was a little bit afraid to start. Maybe that makes me a middle aged homophobic, I don't know. What I do know is that the book was well written with characters I alternately wanted to get to know, scream at, worry about, and smack.
The characters are all extraordinary self-centered. Then, they're remarkably empathetic. You think you understand them and Danielson changes direction with them and you're thrown for a loop. It's crazy. She creates believable characters that are undeniably stupid and then completely astute. That's the mark of a skilled writer.
This is a good book, and the sexuality of the characters doesn't really matter. They're interesting and engaging and irritating and...well, I guess the word for it is "realistic." Great book, and I'm looking forward to reading more from this author.