- File Size: 1091 KB
- Print Length: 302 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0997860898
- Publisher: Pickwick Ink Publishing; 2 edition (October 11, 2016)
- Publication Date: October 11, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01MFX30S3
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #596,137 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By the time I had finished, what had crept up on me unaware was a sense that each of us is capable of understanding our own humanity on a deeper level than we might have thought even existed. Each of us is capable of a spiritual achievement that comes through the realization of our own kingship, and each of us is capable of encouraging it in others. But we must be willing; we must be courageous; and we be open to the vulnerability that is inseparable from unconditional love and to that most terrifying of states: self-forgiveness.
Perry, an investment banker in 1999 San Fransisco is wooed and goes on a practically shamanic weekend journey with Vin, a mysterious madman with all the best intentions. You are not quite sure if Vin will make or break Perry. Can he do the delicate balance of breaking down Perry's walls, rattling him out of his self built cage, and building him back up again or will he just break him and leave him in ruins. Vin isn't quite sure himself if he can pull it off. And Perry doesn't even know what he has signed up for.
The slow building of trust and freedom is very very sweet. This book will expand your heart and make you remember the magic of love. It shows how rich being a man can be with compassion, forgiveness, grief, love and outrageous play. What it really takes to be a to be a father, lover, son. Love IS a risk but there is not that much life in safe cage.
Anyway, in my Googling of him to see if he'd written anything else aside from the sandwich story and other blog posts, I stumble upon, LO AND BEHOLD!, a book. A BOOK! Awesome. So I read the Amazon synopsis and... it's not for me. It's about two gay men (I can't relate; I'm a straight woman and, although I have gay friends, I can't connect to this story) and it sounds like it has elements (or more than just elements) of fantasy. Kings? What? I don't "do" fantasy. Nope. I read a lot of memoirs. I read novels that are stories that could actually happen in real life. So, in a nutshell, I feel a huge disconnect with this book just from the description of it. But... there's the sandwich story. I love his writing. I want more. So, I get the book. I get the book, but I don't know when I'll start reading it -- I don't feel rushed. I don't feel the rush.
But, while having a bite for lunch the next day, I start reading the first chapter. And... I feel the rush. A big, big, BIG rush. The writing. The characters. The story. I'm in. I'm into it. I'm there.
I read the book over the course of three days. I could have finished it in much less time but I savored it. I savored each and every word. I went back and read some sentences a few times because they were so good, such gems. And just as "I laughed, I cried" when reading the "sammich" story, I laughed (a lot! I love you, Vin!) and cried... and sobbed through the last 10 pages. It's that good a story. It's that beautiful a story.
Many books have sexual detail in them. It's usually gratuitous and poorly written, so I skip it entirely. But, DAMN!, the sexual detail in King Perry... WHOA! There's a lot of it and it's very explicit, but it's not at all gratuitous -- it's 100% NECESSARY to the story -- and, oh Jesus, it's erotic as hell. I'm a straight woman but... DAMN! (I learned stuff... hahaha!)
Is it an odd story? Yup. It sure is.
Is it a fabulous story? Oh, absolutely! It definitely is.
I read a lot of books. Some are bad and I bail on them, some are good, some are very good. There have also been a few that I thought were exquisite (there's a word with an "x" in it for you, Vin) and beautiful and perfect -- this book is one of those.
I could say more but.. "not in front of the duck." :)