Yes, I know. It’s daft me trying to kid anyone that I’m writing Seductive, but this hop is LGBT friendly and I hope other hoppers will forgive me if my content is less than arousing. Rather than post blah- snippets, I’m going to write about what I’m reading.
Surviving an American Gulag by Edward C Patterson.
It is 1967, the height of the Vietnam War, and the draft is in ful swing. In addition to the husky all-American boys, the less than perfect draftees have to negotiate their way through the hell of basic training. Those who fail, due to physical problems or emotional vulnerability or those suspected of being homosexuals are transferred to the Special Training Units.
Seen through the eyes of Winslow Gibbs, gentle and intelligent Brooklyn boy, weighing 270lbs, are Buddy Ormond, frantic about his pregnant girlfriend, Lenny Herbie, who can’t wait to get back to his garden, Chola, fey and flambuoyant barracks bike, Krasner hoping to get his Section 8 by pretending to be gay with the help of Frank Avila, calmly out and amused by his situation.
I’m about half way through and am finding the wealth of military detail and the ebb and flow of the carefully drawn relationships very enjoyable.
Click on the cover to read the reviews on Goodreads.