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  • By Steven Bell
    Oct 10, 2009
    "Alex laid bare." Going back ten years, there were, I guess, six or seven married guys in our social circle, whose relationships never quite rang true. Now I have a sneaking suspicion that I understand why. Like the main character here, Alex, they were essentially gay. This story charts a life in transition from a straight world that the majority of us know and understand, to a gay one that has become more familiar in recent years, but still has secrets to share. I found it completely absorbing, beautifully crafted and downright sexy. Not sure I’ll be lending it to my mother, though!
  • By Annie Ferguson
    Oct 2, 2009
    "Insightful and entertaining." Probably, we all know a few bi-sexual men. But we don’t necessarily get it, do we? And a woman who has lost her lover or husband to another male, encounters a particularly perplexing end to a relationship. Alex, the lead character in this story, has followed that path. Pippa, the wife, is the likeable woman left to figure it out. The writer illuminates Alex’s path with some sympathy, a welcome touch of humour and a lot of reality. He also has a finely-attuned and nicely articulated sense of place. All in all, very readable and seriously thought-provoking.
  • By Colin Bowring
    May 17, 2008
    "Alex laid bare." Well worth a read! Not for the squeamish reader, but full of arresting moments and touches of humour, all bundled up in a recognisable truth: a lot of gay men used to get married because that was they felt a social compulsion. Maybe some still do. It captures the era when gay culture began it's emergence and reveals the impact of that time on a dozen individuals across the social spectrum. In summary: thinly disguised eroticism masquerading as social comment. Successfully.
  • By kingsxgraham
    Mar 17, 2008
    "Alex Laid Bare" I found this an absorbing tale following Alex on his journey of love and deceit from the glitzy world of 1970s advertising through his many adventures to within a plastic cocktail stick of the new Millennium. A life well lived and well worth the read.
  • By adrianuh
    Feb 16, 2008
    "Alex laid bare." This is a readable and involving tale. The wife loved it. She’s on her second read. I found the gay sex a bit challenging. But I needed to know where it all ended. Where Hollingsworth stops at the bedroom door, Williams takes us deep inside. So it’s the insights and references of “A Line of Beauty”, but without the coyness, the mood of the Swimming Pool Library, but with an intensity that Hollingsworth never achieves. An original and compelling structure carries you along: a weave of narrators, a diary and a self-appointed biographer. More angles than the Kohinor diamond!
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Product Details

Michael Williams
July 12, 2006
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
1.21 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6.14 wide x 9.21 tall
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