Emotionally charged

April 5, 2014 by Iroger — Amazon | 4.0 out of 5 stars

This review is from: he & She (Kindle Edition)

he & She is a great book that really dives into the mentality behind why we have certain relationships. It gets behind the nitty-gritty physical attraction to let the reader understand the emotional appeal (or lack thereof) of non-traditional, often taboo associations between men and women. I found this to be much better written than the chick-lit “50 Shades of Grey” series, and this book deserves just as much attention in public eye.

The book opens with Kit Cayman, a man whose constant feelings of inadequacy start to intertwine with his life, his musical ability, and his career. And this is where author Wayne Clark’s writing shines through. Even in the opening chapter, the way Clark writes about music and rhythm creates a beautiful abstract picture that makes you sincerely want to be in the scene, Mary-Poppins style.

The best part of the book, though, is how we go on this journey into BDSM with Cayman, expercing what he experiences at the same time, and therefore it acts a perfect introduction to anyone not completely dedicated to this genre (as I am). The author’s fluid writing style transitions scenes into each other so seamlessly that chapters started to blend together for me, a great sign of skilled writing. With each physical encounter, the author made sure to include the emotional aspects to make it reach a deeper level, one that is so unique to each character. This also continually brought the novel back to “reality” and prohibited the author from getting too carried away in any certain scene.

It is a complicated and complex work of literature, but if you are willing to give it your focus, you’ll see that it is worth your time.


Wayne is a Montreal based writer, editor and translator.

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