Sunday, June 21, 2009
Eric Arvin's Subsurdity
I don't know if y'all remember, but a two weeks ago I did a post where I received Eric Arvin's book Subsurdity- Vignettes from Jasper Lane. I'm happy to report I finally got the book read. Every night I wanted to start to read it, something came up, but when I did start to read it, it was done in five days! And I'm happy to report I LOVED IT! Eric Arvin is a very talented and skillful writer who kept the story moving. I met the handsome devil through our blogs. Eric's blog, Daventry Blue is where we met in the blogosphere and I have been back pretty much daily. That is where I learned of him being a author. Eric is definitely an author to be on the lookout for. The story is full of talented writing, and it is witty, with lots of humor sprinkled throughout the story. It is highly entertaining, a light read and it will keep you reading. I haven't enjoyed a book so much since I read Last Summer by Michael Ford Thomas. Every night I meant to read a chapter or two, then I just couldn't put the book down! And I love that the set ups are not drawn out. The Mistress has a short attention span. Unless their are men present or flashy objects it's hard to hold my attention!
The story is roughly about a cul-du sac that seems to be perfect. The neighborhood centers around Melinda Gold,a young mother who desires a position in the neighborhood, and her son Patrick who may or may not be gay. Cassie Bloom, my favorite character, who is the grande dame of the neighborhood. Cassie ,along with her transsexual housemate Vera, have a secret of their own regarding Cassie's missing husband and son. Rick, who just moved into the cul-du-sac, falls for the ex-Army man, James. Terrence, Rick's best friend, has found out he has a son from a one night stand. Then the perfect couple, Steve and Sandy, who hit a rough patch when Steve loses his job, forces Steve to find a new job in the porn industry. What the neat thing is, is that all the stories interlock with each other. If you like reading, you must check it out. The Mistress has also found out you can now go to Eric's blog to purchase some other works he has written, which is where I'm heading later, as well we all should. The hunky author will even autograph the books for you. Thanks Eric for such a wonderful story that I thoroughly enjoyed. I can't wait for the sequel already! Now the Mistress is tell'in y'all to head to Daventry Blue to make some purchases and say "Hi" to Eric!