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Fun with Dick and Shane: Memoirs of a Houseboy Paperback – September 29, 2011
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This is a re-read and I enjoyed every second falling in love with Gilli and his voice all over again. I don't pretend to really understand the discipline lifestyle and relationship Gilli shares with his two Daddies Shane and Dick, but what's great is that you don't need to in order to see that somehow, it's right for them. This is definitely not an erotica book, just a recounting of episodes, some of momentous events, and more just accounts in the surprisingly mundane and ordinary lives of a trio who share a very, very unorthodox relationship. There is no real plot to this, just as there is no plot that maps out real life. Gilli's narrative voice is completely endearing, even at his most exasperating, brattiest times, and through some of his more reflective and insightful moments. I laughed aloud, cried only a little, and was quick to sympathize in his moments of anger and rebellion, all the while shaking my head at some of his plain silly (but still chuckle-inducing) antics. I never grew tired or annoyed by him and just happily immersed myself in this book the entirety of this day.
I do choose to wishfully think there is a real Gilli out there. Of course, I also believe that some instances have most probably been embellished upon. His form of epilepsy also further leads me to believe that the author knows what it's like to live with this. Regardless, nothing will change the fact that I have all the incentive to fall in love with this little houseboy, fictional or not he may be, and all the motivation to continue on laughing along with him in the rest of this series.
This is a book that helped me get clearer understanding on poly-amorous relationships with discipline undercurrents. At times is hard to understand why this would work for Gilli and Dick and Shane but the book teaches you to respect that it does. As you read this book keep in mind that this menage is not your "standard" menage. This is not a menage where "all sides are equal." There is a hierarchy. So if you find yourself getting upset at how Gilli is being treated try keeping that in mind and consider what's happening under those terms.
I also found his partners- Dick and Shane, of title fame- to be fully and charmingly crafted throughout Gilli's narrative. I felt for Shane, despite his unrelentingly stern surliness, keeping his two boys in line. And It's easy to see why Gilli "sometimes loves Dick best of all." He is gentle, affectionate, and funny, but not afraid to exercise his Top power over Gilli when it matters. Not to mention his insatiable lust for Gillibran and Shane kept me laughing throughout.
I highly recommend this book to anybody who is interested in m/m domestic discipline stories. This one is emotional and poignant at times without getting too heavy. Mostly, though, Gilli's story is a lot of fun and shows us that love can come in many different shapes and sizes.