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Ryan O'Connell

Author of Just by Looking at Him

3 Works 190 Members 10 Reviews

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TV-writer Elliott's 6-year relationship with Gus implodes after he books a session with a sex worker but he learns to be more comfortable with himself and starts to overcome his addictions.

One of those books that is probably funnier if you are part of the milieu depicted but there were too many references to TV shows I don't watch or singers I'm only marginally aware of, if that, not to mention places and brands I don't recognise for me to really enjoy it
 
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Robertgreaves | 5 other reviews | Apr 17, 2024 |
I received a copy of this book from Net Galley; this has not influenced my review.
I often find myself reading too many heavy or depressing books. I tend to go in for that sort of thing but still, every now and then I need a palate cleanser before I go back to horror or non-fiction about disasters. That’s what initially drew me to this title, it seemed like something light and humorous.
And it was. But it was also incredibly honest and at times scathing and dark. With all the wit and humor of your favorite YouTube series and all the messiness of real life, this book strikes a delicate balance between humor, emotional honesty, and heavy topics like relationships, addiction, and living in a world not designed for you.
This was a delightful read from an author with a lot to say and a talent for wrapping razor sharp barbs of insight in clever one liners.
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Autolycus21 | 5 other reviews | Oct 10, 2023 |
I didn't read the synopsis of this book at all before starting it and definitely thought it was going to be a early 1900s queer historical fiction book. Once I realized that was not the case, I entered the book with an open mind but I'm just not a fan of comedy or even raunchy comedy so that's why I gave it such a low rating. Even as a queer person, nothing about it was relatable at all and I didn't find anything really funny
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Moshepit20 | 5 other reviews | Oct 1, 2023 |
The gay experience from a different point of view with a protagonist who has cerebral palsy as he tries to navigate the adult life of a gay man. I found the novel engaging with its realistic presentation of the difficulties that would easily overwhelm the average person. O'Connell's protagonist manages to overcome them with a unique voice that was both realistic and appealing.
 
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jwhenderson | 5 other reviews | Jul 20, 2022 |

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