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Sugar-baby Bridge Paperback – August 4, 2008
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About the Author
Brett Edward Stout, the son of two successful entrepreneurs, was born in Cedar Rapids Iowa in 1978. At the age of 18 he joined the United States Marine Corps where he studied Russian at the renowned Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California. After attending a secondary school in Texas he was stationed at Kaneohe Bay Marine Corps Base, Hawaii as a Russian cryptologic-linguist and weapons marksmanship instructor before being honorably discharged in 2002. He worked in 2000, 2001, and 2002 for the Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) . He worked for HIFF under a variety of titles that included Jury Coordinator and Database Administrator. In 2002, the Honolulu Gay & Lesbian Cultural Foundation appointed him as their Executive Director of the foundation and their primary event, now called the Rainbow Film Festival. He remained a member of the board until he left to attend the University of Iowa, in Iowa City, Iowa where he majored in Russian Language. His passion for writing began when he wrote his first poem in 4th grade almost getting himself suspended from school; he's been in love with writing ever since. Brett Edward Stout's debut novel is Sugar-baby Bridge and he is now at work on the follow-up novel The Lives Between.
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The only downside to Sugar Baby Bridge is that it was edited poorly. The story seems presented in rough draft form, with numerous grammatical errors and word repeats that make reading more difficult at times. The editing isn't so atrocious, however, to detract from the importance of the story Stout has to tell.
Sugar Baby Bridge is a novel which everyone should read at least once. It may challenge you to question long-held beliefs on identity.
I love this book because it has the power of making you hard to put it down once you started it.
It tells a story of how a discharged Marine, Brad spends a short trip with a man he met, Ron in a bar. In more details, it tells a story of how a journey of being a sugar baby (in contrast to the word "sugar daddy") being unveiled. Soon, as the journey began, Brad had to slowly understand Ron's eccentric behavior, in the mean time he found that he just couldn't leave Ron, because he had no money.
I love how the author characterized Brad, a cute, disciplined Marine who paid a very high degree of attention to details. He is polite, knows how to react to any embarassing situation, despite he constantly mentions that he dislikes his childhood memory of being perceived as a boy who didn't live up to the expectations of people around him.
I really enjoy the meticulous and humorous description of Brad's action, from the make of the bed, to how he prepares a breakfast etc. With the highly resemblance of Brad to the real author's life, I can't tell how many qualities of Brad did actually reflect the real Brett. And I'm sure that with Brett's handsome face in your mind, you'd definitely going to savor this book as much as I do.
The only flaw of this book is the suspense of whether Brad could meet Ron back again and whether Ron did have a feeling on Brad.
I'm really looking forward to the next book by Brett, which the first chapter was included in the end of this book.
The power of being sexually attracted to cute men is palpable but occurs sporadically instead of eclipsing everything other aspect of the story. These seem like real people, not sex machines.
When I was approaching the end, it occurred to me that Sugar-Baby Bridge is as touching as John Knowles' A Separate Peace; it makes the reader care as much about Stout's Brad as about Knowles' Gene, although the settings, plot and characters are completely different.
I am eagerly awaiting Stout's next one.
I found myself at moments so mad at Ron that I would clench my kindle. I definitely was also able to personally relate to the Brad's character in so many ways. The ending was well written and I can't wait for the next one! Amazing job!