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Christopher Allen lives in Germany with his partner of 15 years. His fiction and creative non-fiction have appeared in numerous places both online and in print. He edits for two litzines and writes reviews for Books at Fictionaut. In 2011, Allen was a finalist at Glimmer Train and also nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 244 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (August 28, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1479160253
  • ISBN-13: 978-1479160259
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.6 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,280,024 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Conversations with S. Teri O'Type (A Satire) is the good-time read for these times indeed. Allen skewers all our sacred cows with his boundless wit, a keen eye for character, and deft use of language and word-play. In a word, Conversations with S. Teri O'Type is just plain FUN. Highly recommend.
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If you've ever read Christopher Allen's blog "I must be off", you will expect to laugh out loud while enjoying Allen's beautiful way with language. He has now stepped off a plane to create the ultimate literary anti-closet weapon: the main character in these 'Conversations', Teri, who helps the narrator, Curt, onto and along 'the road to greater gayness', is both a trickster and an elegant guru. As I followed the story, I realized how the initiator and the initiated were both two sides of one character, and how the whirlpool of words unleashed by Allen, hides well-known family skeletons: «Your mama knows. Mamas always know.» Along the way, as a bonus, you'll also learn everything there is to know about moisturizer. A fierce farce indeed, and a fine read.
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This book is a wonderful read. It is worth every cent. It will have you laughing no doubt. It will make you think about the everyday stereotypes we have about gay men in our society. It is unique and keeps you wanting more. I strongly advise anyone to read this book, especially those who are battling self identity problems. It will uplift you.
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Witty and heart-warming about the search for self-acceptance

Curt Child is gay but wants to look and act more gay to help him attract a man and make everyone see that he's gay so he doesn't have to tell them directly, including his own parents.

To help him be more overtly gay, Curt consults an old friend, S. Teri O'Type. He is a guru of all things (stereotypically) thought of as gay, a gayru. As his gayru, Teri tries to teach Curt how to act, talk and dress more gay, where to go clubbing, what dog breed to choose, which tv-series to like, how to become a Pink Swan, who in Friends is not a gay man deep down (and it's not the female characters), and much, much more.

All of this is described as dialogue between Curt and Teri and his very gay little dog, Cary Grant. The dialogue is laugh-out-loud funny, satirical, witty and at times surreal, with surprising word plays and associations and leaps of logic, plus some nicely recurring images. It's a little like watching Alice in Wonderland taking lessons from the Mad Hatter. And it does bring out your inner drag queen:

- "A cute little girlfriend does not a straight boy make." It seems like a tangent from the dog discussion, but I have to concur. I used to be one, with one, though wasn't one. Like a one plus-one-is-zero situation, I reckon.

- "Are you absolutely sure?" he wouldn't stop asking. And when I said that I was very sure, he pouty-smiled at me as if I'd claimed to have an IQ of 230.

- "Of course there is," Teri shouts from the bedroom. "They're right on the other side of that wall, behind the sodding Yucca, you goat. Can't you hear the applause?" "Really? They're applauding? For me?" I say, examining the walls in vain for an audience.
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This book really hit home with me as I have similar thoughts on what it means to be gay / why I'm not `good enough' to be gay.

"Curt Child is your everyday man in his mid-forties, but he has a problem. He just can't seem to get gay enough for anyone to notice, and that's why he's enlisted the help of his oldest--and gayest--friend S. Teri O'Type to drag him a few inches down The Road to Greater Gayness."

This book interested me in that I'm in a similar situation, although I'm not in my mid-forties, far from it, by at least a few years . . . oh well. I recently moved back home, leaving my comfortable little world behind. I have to make new friends, but I'm so out of touch with `the gay community'. After 30, you're considered ancient, I've gained weight, there's some gray in my hair, `cause I haven't had a good cut and color in ages, and I can't remember the last time I got my buttocks waxed and buffed, (never). I'm certain my `membership card' will be revoked because I've gotten so un-gay. So, I read this book, because even though it's a satire, I hoped to find nuggets of wisdom to encourage me to be a better gay. I found that wisdom in this book, but not in the way I expected to. Make sure you stay with the book to the second half, where it all starts to add up. This is like Paulo Coelho's `The Alchemist', a simple story until you get smacked in the face by the hand of profoundness. I thoroughly enjoyed it, it was fun and meaningful, a highly recommended must-read for any gay man struggling with what it means to be `gay'.
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I found myself doing quite a bit of seesawing throughout this novel - not completely sure if I was captivated or confused. You see, the novel is well written. Really well written, in fact. It's been infused with wit and humour and is all but brimming with relativity to the self-doubt and societal pressures of the main character. I would even go so far as to say that it had a touch of Palahniuk-styling, if, of course, Mr. Palahniuk wrote satire-based comedy instead of satire-based horror.

But then... on the other side of all that fantastical-ness... there was Teri. I realise Teri's character flaws are intentional. And I understand why setting up his persona that way was necessary. None of that changes the fact that I still have a serious dislike for him.

Regardless, the book was a good read and it ended well and as I've said a million times, I'm a sucker for a happy ending. I can't wait to see what Mr. Allen brings out next.
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