The Miles (E–pub Free) ´ Robert Lennon
The Miles is a book I wanted to ike But it was not to be I saw it on a table at a bookstore and picked it up As a runner myself the premise intrigued me Unfortunately this text Verdammt verliebt lives up to every stereotype out there about gay men This is made distressing by the fact that the author is a gay man and one would hope he of all people would not engage in stereotypes of himself and his peersStereotypes that I found particularly irritating included the idea that gay men cry every time one of their friends make a clich d trite statement such asook how far we have come etc that gay men are either fabulous shopaholics or hedonists who go after the youngest man available to them There is an inexplicable scene in the novel where many of the book s characters watch video of one of their peers having sex with young men The reason for this is never explained and besides being offensive it is pointless to the storyThere are numerous other examples I could cite but you get the idea I was disappointed to see these present in this textAs for the writing I am a The Way Between the Worlds (The View from the Mirror, little bit conflicted on this point For the first 60 pages or so the book is actually decently written Then it just gets awful Almostike someone else wrote the Inverloch Volume 4 last two thirds of the novel It descends into hackneyed and clich d scenarios and dialogue The story does moves along at a uick pace and the uick pace would be fine if it included character and plot development but it doesn tAs a runner I did not mind the parts of the text and there are many that focused on races the emotions a runner deals with while training and racing etc However I can see a non runner not appreciating these aspects of the storyThere areittle moments in the text that are nice and even some that contain non clich d sentiments but they are too few and far between for this book to be worth any serious attention I decided to read this book based on the back cover blurb which talked about the camaraderie of running teams in New York City Being a part of this scene for decad. A suadron of spectators screamed and hooted and Liam could feel his The Good and Beautiful God legsighten It was possible He could run at any speed now; he would accelerate and accelerate and accelerateWhen Liam Walker joins a running club in New York City it's with some trepidation Liam has always oved running but the world of team racing and the camaraderie that goes wit.
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The Miles (E–pub Free) ´ Robert Lennon
H a ocal bookstore This is exactly the type of book I ve been ooking for for years While it may not be a classic it s a book that speaks pretty so Interesting The gay part of the story is a bit hackneyed and not entirely believable However the running segments are right on the mark As a Front Runner I really wanted to ike this book It has a good premise However it could have used another good editing in most sections The dialogue feels too stiff and forced No one uses I am going to as much as these characters it s usually and conversationally I m going to especially when you use contractions in other sections The beginning and ending sections of the book read the most smoothly and seemed to be where the focus of the editing had been while the middle section felt The Horse in Celtic Culture like it had beenargely ignoredAnd if you still want to read it be prepared for virtually pornographic sex scenes I had told some friends about the book before getting to the first section and then was hoping that none of them had gone out and downloaded it while I was at my second job before I could warn them about it There s no need to be THAT explicit Say what you will about chick it those authors have pretty much mastered exactly how far to take things and when to fade to black Any time after that first encounter whenever there was the hint of a sex scene about to happen I pretty much skipped to the next chapterAs I said I wanted to ike it and I was hoping to be able to give this a good review but in good conscience I simply cannot This reads Every Boys Dream like a first work with a very wobbly start Lennon was poorly served by his editor The plot is okay and because I m gay and interested in gay romance themes it held my interest if I were not gay it might be too narrow a focus The background subject is very infra dig and probably roman a clef a gay running club in NYC Having briefly been a member of this club alot is familiar and rings true Waffling between a 4 and 45 on this one but ended up giving it a 45 in the end review to come. Track hardly compare to what happens off it the romance and heartaches rivalries and injuries And as the year unfurlseading to the ultimate challenge the New York City Marathon Liam starts to realize all the ways in which Starflight Zero life is measured by hills and valleys in how far you're willing to push yourself and in who's waiting for you at the finishi.
Es I thought this book would be perfect for me But it seems I didn t read the blurb carefully enough because it turns out the book focused on just one running club A club for gays and A Succession of Bad Days lesbians And while there were some good moments about races I ran for the most part this was a novel about the gayifestyle and all the drama that surrounds it And believe me in this novel there were The Multi-Orgasmic Man lots of drama ueens and conseuently drama that I could handle The friendshipsoves and problems revolving around a gay running club in NYC is a ight read which doesn t succumb to the obvious Reading this at the same time as Love Christopher Street this novelization was vivid in comparing it to the real memoirs of that work As a non runner I found the insights into that world interesting but also a ittle much so distracting from the human interactions Liam really comes into himself through his participation with the Fast Trackers running club His interaction with Didier which develops through the novel never becomes the intense romance that I expected It is disappointing to see that this relationship seems to be unfulfilled at the end of the novel It would be nice to see where that relationship would go in the future I travel to an independent bookstore in Chicago to pick up a season of gay fiction where gay fiction meansbooks with upstanding men that have notion that they are attracted to another man Is THIS such a rare issue that books cannot cover on a regular basis Do I really have to visit old indi stores that have The Great Passage large gay book sectionsto find a book where the gay character is not diseased or killing everyone off as a mass murderer THE MILES took me back to the times when Iived in a neighborhood which catered to the gay community And I easily returned to that community feeling when all I did was crack open the pages Robert Lennon s book THE MILES and my The Beast House / After Midnight life was back to normal Great book I need to figure out how many other novels Mr Lennon has written This book caught my eye as I was browsing throug. H it are new to him Still after years of stagnancy working for the same magazineiving in the same apartment and jumping from one short term boyfriend to another he's ready to tryAt the club Liam meets athletes of every stripe Some are fiercely competitive others interested in the after race bagels or team nights out partying The revelations on the.