27th May 2008
kicking fandom’s ass since 2000
27th May 2008
Welcome to America of the late 1800s. New York City to be precise. The ethnic stew that is the ghettos is palpable in this novel. I can feel the oily fog surround me and the grimy streets rasp under my shoes. The authors do a fantastic job with the atmosphere here. I also love the unapologetic way in which old-fashioned phrases are used. It really adds to the book.
So, here we meet our lovers, Galen and Wira. Galen has just finished his term in jail. Wira is a gorgeous transgendered prostitute. Their reunion is a happy one. However, the past - or more accurately, someone - is haunting Galen and Wira. Galen can’t forgive and Wira wants to ignore. But how can one forgive and forget when there are frightening reminders quietly following?
Some of the narration in Gadarene reads like a fever dream. It’s confusing and manic in a good way. It reminds me of classic horror novels I’ve read. However, this novel has the distinction of having two lovely boys fucking. I would die to see this made into a movie, honestly. I don’t suppose that will ever happen. I can dream, right?
Anderson and Potts did a fantastic job with this novel. I don’t mean to gush, but I really enjoyed this piece! The sex scenes are not the point of this novel. It’s definitely not porn barely resembling literature. If you are a fan of horror and intriguing characters with a dash of erotica thrown in, Gadarene is right up your alley!