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.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you! I'm happy you enjoyed it (and read outside your normal genres).

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