James, Stan and Michael are so full of faults since they are so true. If you pick them up one by one, considering them and their actions, they all come out as faulty; Stan is so vain and careless that you should hate him, but in the end he has never forced James to do anything he didn’t want; Michael is caring and generous, but truth be told, I felt like he wanted a boy-toy more than a boyfriend; James has an analytical mind, but when he arrives to the boyfriend material, he is really able to commit the worst mistakes. But the faultiness of its characters it’s not at all a fault of the novel, on the contrary, it’s probably what it makes the novel so good.
The novel doesn’t have a traditional happily ever after, but it has hope, James will manage to reconcile with his heritage and in that way he will be able to accept himself; accepting himself, he will be probably able to really start his life, something that, in Slant, he has not really yet done.
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Paperback: 222 pages
Publisher: Tincture (June 8, 2011)
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