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No Glitter Blown

Honest reviews of things that caught my fancy, or not.

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Art in Theory 1900 - 2000: An Anthology of Changing Ideas
Paul Wood, Charles Harrison
Male Colors: The Construction of Homosexuality in Tokugawa Japan
Gary P. Leupp
Daughter Am I
Pat Bertram
Sharon Kay Penman
Silver Bullet (Falls Chance Ranch #4)
Ranger, Rolf
Stockholm Syndrome (Stockholm Syndrome, #1) - Richard Rider Beware! Kinky Quicksand AheadThis is one deliciously messed up story. Both Pip and Lindsay are winging it, desperately trying to figure out what this is between them. It ain't Stockholm Syndrome, but it's got some seriously loose screws and one or two may have fallen out completely.The writing is snarky and hysterical--it is embarrassing how many times I wanted to snip a quote and had to restrain myself."You are not deep and complex. You're the most 2-D person I've ever met in my life. Miyazaki drew you and threw you straight on the scrap pile because you look too anime."OR"He's singing the Marseillaise, but it's the Simpsons version because he doesn't know the real words; his French is limited to hello and goodbye and some filthy phrases he likes to whisper in Lindsay's ear at inappropriate times because he knows it gets him hard."Lindsay and Pip play some kinky, kinky games together though neither really knows what they're doing--they make it up as it goes along--and some of it works out better than others. This is not a How-To manual so people use your brain cells and be smart--don't try this at home. As awkward as the journey is, it feels incredibly realistic for all the missteps, laughs, and downright naughty homeruns. Even better, there's a story. A real story that exists outside of their crazy machinations with each other and there are quite a few twists and WTFs! Overall, highly entertaining and extremely diverting. Minus side, could have been tightened a bit as it dragged just a tad in spots.Messed up and I WANT MORE.Absolute Favorite passage:If people leave them little drug-offerings on Jim Morrison's grave like altar goodies...""...yes?""Then what are you gonna do to me at Oscar Wilde's to properly honour him?"