Book #54 for 2015
If you know me, you are probably aware that erotica (gay, straight, or otherwise) doesn’t really interest me, so I’m always pleased when Burgoine publishes something a little more my speed. As a fan of his short fiction, I’m also pleased to have an actual novel from him. And as I expected, this was a delightful read. It’s lighthearted and fun, with a good dose of romance (but nothing tediously explicit), and at the same time it handles a serious topic, that of persecution of homosexuals by religious wackos. ‘Nathan balances all of that beautifully with an entertaining superhero tale and also manages to embed deeper themes of identity, community, belonging, power, vengeance, and greed.
I enjoyed all of ‘Nathan’s characters, but I especially liked Kieran. I could relate to him and I loved his sense of humor. I’m really looking forward to reading more tales of Kieran and company.