I LIKE IT LIKE THAT: True stories of Gay Male Desire

January 2, 2010 DNF 0

I LIKE IT LIKE THAT True Stories of Gay Male Desire
Edited by Richard Labonte and Lawrence Schimel
Source: Arsenal Pulp Press
* I received this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review*

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press (October 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1551522594
  • ISBN-13: 978-1551522593


From the editors of the Lambda Award–winning First Person Queer: intelligent, sexy, true-life tales of gay men’s desire. The stories push at the parameters of queer erotic life, featuring contributors both novice and well-known; subject matter ranges from single, significant encounters to the ephemera of emotional desire that never lead to physical pleasure. Throughout, the book deals with the essential erotics of queer male life, to be used as a launching point for exploring the queer male condition: essays that delve into the diverse manifestations of desire between and among men.


When the publisher asked me to review this book, I thought this would fit in my out-of-my-normal-box reading. I had heard great things about reading M/M romance and it would not be what I expected. Well, this is not what I expected.

I just couldn’t get into this book. The stories are from the writers experiences and desires. They aren’t written as a M/M romance that you would normally expect. I couldn’t even finish this book because it was just not my cup of tea. I will keep trying this genre, because I feel like that this just the book that people are talking about when being excited over a M/M romance.

Some people might enjoy this book, so don’t take my rating as a bad thing. If it sounds like a read you still want to try, then by all means just read it. This was just my experience with the book.



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