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- Print Length: 334 pages
- Publisher: Open Road Media (September 30, 2014)
- Publication Date: September 30, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00MO0N2S6
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #404,463 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I read this series when I was about 17 or 18 and to have these books back again, after over 30 years, is like finding long lost friends, for the first time, again.
Gordon Merrick has such great writing style and really builds the characters, so that they become like Real People, whom you empathize with and feel like you know them as you read the book.
I could NOT put this one down... I read it in 4 evenings before bed. Of course, they stayed with me throughout my days and will always be with me in my heart.
May all the Peter & Charlies of the world, be blessed in all things. I pray that I might find my soul mate, like they found in each other.
We are all looking for it. That's why this story is so appealing to so many people.
Interestingly, One for the Gods also acts as a bit of psychotherapy for the Charlie character. We learn a great deal more about this beloved character and the layers are great and deep, and like an onion we get to peel them away.
No, there is no clear resolution in this book as it is a transitional piece. However, and I mean a big "however"...a new development takes place in this book that got my blood boiling and made me angry as $#^% at Charlie. However I did tear immediately into the final book in the trilogy to discover how Merrick resolves the situation.
I know that a story of two men in love with each other cannot be happy all the time, but !@#$%, I sure would love to see it happen a bit more easily than Merrick portrays it.... but then, I did read faster and faster to find out what happens next. So, grudgingly, I'll admit that rather than being critical, I have to say that the book delivers just what its author intended.
Read and read some more. You'll love it. The story delivers and heaven knows that the love scenes read in context will more than have you happy while you turn the pages. I think I took a couple of cold showers reading this one!
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The yacht trip begins with a night storm which is almost in the Herman Melville league. Then Charlie, who has bisexual tendencies, decides he wants to have a child with Martha. He also – spoiler alert – wants Peter to have sex with Martha, at which point the novel unravels into tawdry melodrama.
Rich people on a yacht drinking too much and screwing their brains out, there’s a faint echo of Scott Fitzgerald, although some of the writing – “his dark eyes were soft with desire” - is more evocative of Barbara Cartland than Fitzgerald. The sex scenes are hardcore without being too crude, but here too there are lapses: I’m not sure if Barbara Cartland ever described a blowjob, but she could well have written “he lay back and surrendered to the rapture of Peter’s miraculous mouth.”
As gay porn ONE FOR THE GODS delivers the goods, but as a study in gay relationships the story’s artificiality weakens its conviction. A ‘juicy’ read, then, but not much more.