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    TurtleBoy
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    Fixed! 😀 Copy-paste fail. 😀

    #7343

    Dibadiah
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    Ah, I miss those old days of everyday Tribe activity… The time seems to be speeding like mad. 🙁

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    William King
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    William King
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    Having just reached the end of book one in what is to be a trilogy, I must tell you that The Angel of Pie Jesu, by John T. S. Teller, is without doubt one of the best stories I have read this year, although something of a challenge to get through in places.

    Narrated from the perspective of all of the characters in the book, that in itself is unique. The theme of the book which recounts the sexual life of a 13 year old boy, without balking at the reality it describes, which embraces issues of abuse, deals with a man’s love for a boy and the boy’s love for one special man, is challenging, but I believe is handled well.

    The book is more than just about sex, and is not pornography, although some readers might find themselves shocked, even disturbed, by the graphic nature of the narrative in places. Nevertheless, such passages are in context and are just a small part of a novel which is so much more.

    I think you might well be missing out on one great book if you don’t read this, but read it through to the end before you make a judgement.

    It is one of those books that some people might seek to repress or ban. Isn’t that always the case when taboos get broken and someone writes about things people might prefer not to confront. One thing is certain, you can’t fail to be affected by it.

    https://www.nifty.org/nifty/gay/adult-youth/the-angel-of-pie-jesu/the-angel-of-pie-jesu-1.html

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    TurtleBoy
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    Wooey! That’s quite the lengthy story! It sounds interesting, but it’s one of those ones I’ll have to add to my to-read list until I get through a few other ones.

    #7625

    William King
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    I know there’s a lot to read – Book One finishes at Chapter 45, I haven’t got round to the rest, but I’m about to, some time soon.

    He chose a great name as his author nom de plume – in full it’s John T Story Teller – John T (in French gentil, sounds the the same, means nice) I love little touches like that. There’s a lot more in the story than just the narrative, links to music.

    Well when you got time, it is good 😜

    #7722

    Dibadiah
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    All of his stories are good but he gets quite chaotic with his lengthiest creations. I’m afraid that the third book of the AoPJ may end up as a bit of a headache. 😉

    #7727

    William King
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    Just finished Rivers of the Dead by Samuel D Roe, you can get it on Amazon for a few dollars, euros, pounds or yen!

    Here is my review:

    Rivers of the Dead by Samuel D Roe.
    A tale of star crossed lovers whose fate takes our hero Caleb on a long voyage through the underworld in search of Ethan the boy for whom he never had the courage to declare his love. Both boys have shared the friendship of Liz, another outsider, whose world of magic will play an important part in their destiny.

    Sometimes aided or perhaps thwarted by others, never certain that things are what they seem, nor that everyone’s intention is true to what they profess. This is a struggle with the destiny of their very souls and a battle with Death.

    The author evokes an ethereal beauty in the descriptions of the landscapes, both real and surreal. The dialogue between the characters is clever and complex, we are at once privileged to know what our hero may be thinking, yet never quite certain that he may not be mistaken. It is a battle of wits as well as power, and we are kept guessing as we hope our hero will triumph, but will he?

    I know it is a well worn phrase, but I simply could not put the book down, and I highly recommend it.

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