Myopic View of a Lonely Man in Pain

December 8, 2014 by Joy Fox (Aurora, Colorado) on Amazon | 5.0 out of 5 stars

he & She is a myopic view of a lonely man in pain. His pain consisted of lacking something he could not put his finger on. He struggled with sexual inadequacy and an ever-present view of himself aging while all the women he desired appeared youthful to him by comparison. I gave this book a careful reading, and I really wanted to, unlike some other books that I have tried by new authors. I wanted to read every word because I started to care about the protagonist. Some of the phrases I wanted to share that delighted me include: “When he couldn’t unknot his emotions, and subsequently tag them with a cause and a cure, he drank and became indifferent to them, or he made lists of options to convince himself he was responding logically” p.75. This is so typical of some people who drink, as it’s a prime example of numbing rationalization. Also, a very funny phrase on page 73 was, “When he was young, young defined as pre-Internet. . . ”. This author researched this book very well and mentioned actual people and places current in the BDSM community, verified by my own research. Well-written and thoughtfully portrayed, Wayne Clark’s debut merits 5 stars. Nicely done!

Wayne is a Montreal based writer, editor and translator.

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