elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

The William Neale Award for Best Gay Romance: Red+Blue by A.B. Gayle

Red+Blue wasn’t at all what I was expecting from the first pages, actually, I didn’t like much nor Jason or Red/Ben at the beginning, and Adrian was so far that I didn’t feel him like a main character. The first two parts of the story are told in first point of view, first from Ben and then from Adrian. It’s not an alternate telling, it’s exactly the same part of the story, but first we read it “with” Ben and then Adrian will give you his side. It’s not since the “common” telling is starting that I felt the cohesion between Ben and Adrian, like in a relationship when it’s time to start a life together.

Another good point is how the author managed to have the characters adhere to their supposed age, so much that, even if there are little more than 10 years of difference between Ben and Adrian, you could say they were from different generations, above all on the perception of the potential threat represented by AIDS.

The book is pretty long, and the only fault I can find is that I wasn’t able to finish it in one day, I had, regretfully, to stop and finish it the day after: my enrapture pushed me to forget and continue reading, the very likely chance that I was to spend a night awake, and I cannot afford it at my age, forced me to stop.

Amazon: Red+blue
Amazon Kindle: Red+blue
Paperback: 330 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (May 25, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1613725205
ISBN-13: 978-1613725207

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Tags: author: a.b. gayle, genre: contemporary, length: novel, rainbow awards 2012, theme: office affairs

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