- File Size: 358 KB
- Print Length: 165 pages
- Publisher: Dorje, Inc (December 21, 2011)
- Publication Date: December 21, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B006OSMDHU
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #869,533 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Taboo Kindle Edition
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At 30 he discovered, much to his chagrin, that there was not a world of enchantment living behind the dusty shelves of University offices and libraries the way children's books had sworn there was. What did live there was mold, contact dermatitis, angry women who hated Shakespeare for being a man and pale introverts with non-gender specific names who liked vegetarian Pad Thai.
Unimpressed by these discoveries he decided to leave teaching forever and strike out for a life of adventure!
He believes in showing the numinous behind the mundane. The mystical in the everyday lives of men and women (and animals). And he believes that truth is best received wrapped in a tortilla of laughter. (Did you like that poetic imagery?)
He is a Virgo, is vehemently against political correctness and knows how to kill in three seconds. Seven seconds if he hasn't had his coffee yet.
Top Customer Reviews
I found a lot of moments in here that I recognized wholeheartedly, and Chance's turn-of-phrase is refreshing at the same time that it challenges the complacency that seeps into all our lives. I've always enjoyed writers that can drive a story forward with good dialogue; Hayden Chance does this masterfully. As the story becomes larger and more fantastic, it does so by inches, allowing you to get barely comfortable before it gets a little bigger.
Sex. Gotta mention it; there's quite a bit of it in here. Chance doesn't "yadayada" the sex bits. Literary erotica walks a fine line between art and smut... that line weaves all over the place in Taboo.
Overall, a really well-written first book from a gay author that I'd love to see more from. There's rumor of a second book with Aiden Kelly; that, I'd like to see!
We are creatures of habit and we are creatures of comfort. If change is a terrifying prospect, what happens when you add self-actualization to the equation? These are some of the questions asked by Hayden Chance in his debut novel, “Taboo”. It’s a coming of age story with a twist that asks you to suspend your disbelief as long as you can. And if you’re able to, you are introduced to a world like none other. What starts out as simple fiction, becomes far more than that in a few short pages.
Even though the timbre of his voice is heavier and weightier, the quality of work has not changed. The pace is breakneck and the relationships bloom like flowers in a time lapse video but given the circumstances our characters are in, it’s very believable and thought-provoking. The questions that this book raise are answered but by the end, he has created enough interest that the remaining questions – and there are some – are fine to leave unanswered, for now.
Out of the three books I’ve read by Hayden Chance, this one seems to have struck a nerve with me more so than his other two, “The Year of The Bull” and “Anatomy of A Wish”. I believe it’s because of how grounded the story is in its most base nature.Read more ›
Character development that grabs you - couldn't put it down, had to see what happened next.
It is refreshing to read a story that is about the character and not about gratuitous sex or violence. I especially like a love element that makes sense and isn't forced nor rushed nor dominates the story. There's so much more to life than the money shot and Hayden Chance captures that beautifully without sacrificing anything. Yes, the character engages in sex. So do many adults. It's presented without apology and left for the reader to deal with.
This is a modern urban fantasy. I have read other authors attempt the genre and fall short. I'm already looking forward to another book by this author.
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