elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

Snooogles by Christopher Osman

A funny and light comedy about a modern time gay couple; Mardy and Joey’s life is not perfect, Joey is not yet comfortable to come out even if he is in an in-live relationship with Mardy; on the other hand Mardy comes from a very religious family that is accepting of his homosexuality at the only condition he is able to build a traditional family with kids and co.

Now being gay in California when gay marriage is not even recognized is not the best basis to apply for adoption, and Mardy and Joey have no money to hire a surrogate mother. The only thing that Joey can do to console a desperate Mardy is to propose him, and to bring Mardy to Las Vegas to marry. On the way back from Las Vegas, in a borrowed pink Cadillac, Mardy and Joey stumble upon a baby alien, a cute creature who steals Mardy’s heart, despite Joey’s fear and attempt to make Mardy reasoning. Mardy thinks at Snoogles, as he calls the alien, as his only chance to be a parent, and he wants to bring him back to Los Angeles. How he could believe they can be a normal family raising a baby alien is only the proof of what candid soul Mardy possesses, almost to a level of naiveté. Mardy is full able to ignore everything that is against his dreams, like those things don’t exist, like simply ignoring make them disappears. Joey is in love with Mardy, despite everything, a love that sees no reason.

What I liked of the story is that, even if in love, Mardy and Joey are young men in their twenties, and as such, they are not perfect, and even if their mistakes are maybe stranger than an ordinary twenty years old guy, they are the proof Mardy and Joey are real, and despite all, cute.

Amazon Kindle: Snooogles
Publisher: Thought Bubble Publishing (December 14, 2011)

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Tags: author: christopher osman, genre: contemporary, length: novel, review

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