Thursday, 2 November 2017

Chris Chalmers

He's new to me, but with his very easy, funny style, I'll read Chris Chalmers again.

Dinner at the Happy Skeleton link

My review -

Dan is pushing forty when he’s made redundant from the advertising company where he works as a copywriter. He uses his redundancy money to do a little travelling, some drinking and a lot of hanging about on a certain internet forum. He is increasingly jaded and would like a deeper relationship than the casual encounters he’s having at the moment. Then, on a weekend trip, he believes he’s caught a glimpse of an old flame – the man he blames for his inability to trust and form deeper relationships.

This is quite a laddish story of a gay man grabbing at relationships for the physical side but really wanting a long-term partner. It’s cleverly written, witty, sometimes slapstick funny, and very perceptive in its observations. I found it an extremely enjoyable read indeed.

I received a review copy of this book.

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