This entire book was more an examination of how we as older gay men fit into a community that is more about bar-night than dinner at home. It's about how there seems to be the presumption that life stops after thirty, when in fact there's so much more. This book isn't just entertainment. It's important.
As I expect with any book written by Rick R. Reed, M4M is thoughtful, sensitive, and relevant. Each section of the novel is based on the growing popularity of different forms of social media and Reed is constantly able to make stimulating comments about the way in which modern society relies upon technology..I would highly recommend M4M.
If you like stories set very much in today's world, if you're curious about the effect cyberspace and all the various types of social media can have on someone's life, and if you're looking for a read that is emotional, realistic, and carefully hopeful, then you will probably like this collection as much as I do. It's a fantastic look at today's dating world and a touching story about one man's road to happiness - bumps and all.
--Rainbow Book Reviews
Overall, my rating for M4M is 4 stars... Ethan's discovery - and rediscovery - of love is wonderful to read and the lessons from 'Status Updates' will stay with me for quite some time.
--Gay Book Reviews
The writing was exceptional, and I was really choked up trying to get through each paragraph.
--OptimuMM Book Reviews
I truly can't imagine reading M4M by Rick R. Reed as anything except one deeply moving story...to me it doesn't even register as three separate tales. Rather three stages in one man's life, two so heartrending that the tissues seemed inadequate at times to stop the amount of tears that flowed. Even now just thinking about Ethan and his journey, I start to choke up which is funny because I wasn't sure I was even going to connect with Ethan at the beginning. Or even like him...
--Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words