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The Cocktail Coach (...or The Bitches of Boystown)

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The Cocktail Coach (...or The Bitches of Boystown)
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Duncan Davies longs for la dolce vita, wishing only for the leisure to indulge his decadent whims. Entitled and lazy from a young age, and ever so slightly amoral, he is now 28, a frustrated dilettante, and mired in a shop girl job he considers beneath him. Set amidst the whirl of evolving social cliques in Chicago's Boystown of the late 1980s, The Cocktail Coach (...or The Bitches of Boystown) - formerly titled "The Mars of Malcontents" is a picaresque comedy of errors, chronicling the misfortunes, mischief and romances in the wake of Duncan’s arrest for Public Indecency. Contains humorous sexual themes and language.
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  • By Yanni Georgiou
    Jul 24, 2009
    "Absolutely loved it!!" I couldn't put this fascinating book down (and I'm NOT an avid reader). I would carry it with me everywhere I'd go so I could keep reading it. It always felt as if I had a funny friend keeping me company. You will definitely laugh reading the perceived miseries and misadventures of the protagonist, Duncan. The voice is straight-forward, gender-bending casual, rich. It has the urgency and plot-driven quality of "Tales of the City," the explicit and graphic erotic aura of "The Swimming-Pool Library," and the honesty and authenticity of a "Dexter" episode. I never lived in Chicago, but after reluctantly finishing the book (wanting to know more of what happens to all those characters which I feel as if they are my own friends) I was certain that I had just taken a trip (metaphorically and literally) deep in the 80s Gay Chicago. And the way the book ends gave me goose bumps.
  • By george mangold
    Dec 29, 2008
    "The Mars of Malcontents" For anyone that likes to be entertained this is a MUST READ. Start to finish this book is a blast, I loved it. I am now "insatiable" and can't wait for the next for the next Jim Logan book.
  • By Tim Ranney
    Oct 27, 2007
    "Mars of Malcontents" It's hysterical in a way that no other 'gay' book that I've read. I feel I knew those characters and probably do. Duncan is one of those people you want to hit and hug at the same time. The ending was perfect and totally unexpected! Young gays just feeling their way through the world will love this.
  • By Scott Knapp
    Jun 4, 2007
    "Timeless and Fun" While the story is set in a very specific time period with a specific cast of characters, there is something very universal about the story that I think most gay men will understand (and those with close gay friends). I know people personally that I would identify with each character. Being from Chicago makes it more fun, but it could be any urban landscape. Just as I can label the people in my life as "Samantha", "Carrie", "Miranda" and "Charlotte" from "Sex and the City", there is a similar sensibility to Jim's characters. It is such a fun read that, by the end of the story, it was like a drug! I want more!!!!
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Publisher
Jim Logan
Published
September 28, 2011
Language
English
Pages
386
File Format
PDF
File Size
1.2 MB

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