Armistead's voice is wonderful as is his use of language. I didn't like the ending he chose but I loved the story, I loved his voice. I want there to be a sequal...
What a wonderful book. Armistead's writting keeps you on the edge. The way he establishes characters and place keeps you in the action. This book is filled with clever quotes and classic one-liners. A must read.
This book started out with quite a bit of promise...It's not a bad listen if you are not offended by graphic discriptions of very gratuitous gay sex.
By the end you wish the protagonist would just quite crying all the time and get a life...
I got a quarter of the way through it and could not finish. One of the few audio books I have deleted without finishing. Gratuitous subject matter and not presented in a particularly interesting or literary way. It does not deserve a star.
I'm a real "finish what I start" person, but I have to concede defeat in this case. Although straight, I'm not a homophobe. I have numberous gay & lesbian friends and clients, but neither they nor I flaunt our preferences with "in-your-face" descriptions of our intimate activities...and we know each other.
The story premise is interersting, maybe even compelling, but the crassness of the narrative really turned me off.
Be prepared! Better yet, find another listen.