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Publisher's Summary

In Into? North Morgan shines a coolly mesmerizing light on the modern generation of gay men that are living firmly outside the closet, freed from the shadow of AIDS and elevated by popular culture, but plagued by a new set of problems, insecurities, and self-destructions.

Konrad Platt needs to get out of town. Heartbroken after his boyfriend leaves him for another man, Konrad abandons his life in London for the warm sun and blue surf of LA. He occupies a refined world of hard abs, VIP parties, and designer drugs that’s constantly, endlessly documented on social media. You know him from your various feeds - sunkissed, gym-ripped, and always having a better time than you. Or is he?

Beneath the perfectly curated Instagram profile is a man spiraling out of control and desperate for meaningful connection. As Konrad goes from gay bar to gay pride, and swipes right from bed to bed, North Morgan spins a story in brutal, addictive prose of excess and love that’s like nothing you’ve ever heard.

©2018 North Morgan (P)2018 Macmillan Audio

Critic Reviews

"Into? has a sense of urgency - 'You must read this now!' I told a friend, shoving my copy into his hands. The novel is not clunking around with the literary halo of high advances and M.F.A. pedigree and overthought adjectives, but it’s a brutal story about loneliness in this hyperactive social media age that was bursting to be told." (The New York Times)   

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Excellent

Mr. Morgan’s book was both entertaining as well as written from the heart and mind of a gay man. It was relatable and felt like I actually knew the person in the book. Another impressively written novel. Thanks North.

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A Truly Captivating Read

I bought this audiobook on a whim after seeing some of the wonderful reviews and I was truly far from disappointed. The book is both sensual and hilarious at the same time and paints a truly accurate portrait of the contemporary gay culture. Christian Coulson's narration is exceptional as well and adds even more to the experience of the novel. I HIGHLY recommend this book to anyone looking for a fun summer read.

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Candid

Hilarious, sad, raw, pathetic, truthful account of how lonely postmodern gay self-absorbed chemsex really is.

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Self-Loathing: A Novel

This book is a monument to self hatred. In the guise of offering commentary on the emptiness of gay bro life, it is instead a bleak screed that can’t stand apart from its subject for even a second. It’s the feel-bad book of the summer without any real point of view beyond a sort of childish nihilism.

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First things first, this book is a satire

I, for one, am impartial when a story incorporates social media into it's mix. Into? does this amazingly. Facebook, Instagram, and Grindr are just a few used in the novel.

This book is a satire. It pokes fun of the gym-bro gay guys while giving us some insight into their culture. What I love about this novel was that you could really tell that the author took inspiration from his life.

It was funny, heartbreaking, annoying, emotional, and relevant to today's times .

If you enjoy satirical novels, look no further. It's a short quick read that packs a punch.

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Instafamous

I just happened to read a brief review of this novel in Out Magazine and decided to give it a try. If you have read the description you will get the gist of the story. It is an interesting look at a particular brand of gay male culture. The performance was ok and the story was ok. Although I think this book attempts to force the reader into having sympathy for the brand of white gays this book is about and I think that is a little weird Overall, it was a nice little break away from my usual Audible selections.

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the gay Less than Zero

This may actually be better read than listened to. It was supposed to be a sort of black comedy, but I don't think that the narrator conveyed that. The protagonist came off as whiny, self-aware but unable or unwilling to change. It describes the endless cycle of the gay GTL that is all over social media and offers some decent commentary on the vapidness we as an image obsessed society are in danger of sliding into.
I just remember being very excited to listen and when it was over, I felt let down.

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