Saturday, October 16, 2010

Excellent review of "Muscle Men" (Cleis Press)

I ran across this great review of Muscle Men (Cleis Press) by Chuck Forester at the Lambda Literary website.

Here's an exerpt:
The richest story was The Ambivalent Gardener and the State of Grace by Jamie Freeman. It starts with women that would put Desperate Housewives to shame, talking about a neighbor. Freeman’s attitudes and the language of the women reminded me of Tennessee Williams. It’s also a story of self-revelation as a married man with a son acknowledges his love of men. Using the word clumsy to describe part of a sex scene made it more believable, just like seeing the outline of a man’s dick in his underwear is sexier than seeing him naked. The story has a nice symmetry of broken glass on the floor in an early scene where he’s fed up with his old life and broken glass on the floor when his son tells him to pursue his new life.

Read the whole review here.

Buy the book in paperback or kindle format.

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