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Bareback by Joshua Skye

andrew potter
More an horror than a romance, I think Bareback is a metaphor for the monsters you can find on your everyday life.

Alex is a small town boy who is swept away one night by a fascinating stranger, and exchange English student who is spending the summer. In comparison to the most mundane Morgan, Alex is really naïve, and so when Morgan asks to have unprotected sex, Alex just trusts his words. Of course it was not a good idea, and days later Alex starts to be ill, and Morgan is just disappeared.

More than the plot that is indeed quite linear and simple, I think the strength of the story lies on its contemporaneity. Alex is an everyday guy, he discusses of movies and politics, truth be told he is really an ordinary guy, just cute enough to catch your eyes, but probably not fated to anything grandeur, if not for his meeting with Morgan.

But I think the metaphor is also on his “bad” decision to have unprotected sex with Morgan, you never really know the person you are having sex with, especially if you met him just that night. In the end Morgan is not “the” monster, but he could have been, and Alex didn’t do anything to protect himself.

Quite traditional werewolf novel, as I said, more an horror than a romance, it seemed like I was reading something out of the late ‘70s or ‘80s.

http://fannypress.com/2012/07/15/bareback-a-werewolfs-tale-by-joshua-skye/

Amazon: Bareback: A Werewolf's Tale
Amazon Kindle: Bareback: A Werewolf's Tale
Paperback: 122 pages
Publisher: Fanny Press (July 15, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1603815082
ISBN-13: 978-1603815086

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