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The Mammoth Book of New Gay Erotica
Edited by Lawrence Schimel


Book Review by Erastes



Ten years ago, Lawrence Schimel edited the Mammoth Book of Gay Erotica and it was due for a sequel! The sequel – the Mammoth Book of New Gay Erotica is stuffed full of more than 30 stories all written by men.

Schimel put together a collection of stories by a vast panoply of talented writers such as Greg Herren, Rick R Reed, William J Mann and Jameson Currier. Something for everyone, too. Daddy tales, bear stories, kink fic, tales of men falling in love, falling out of it, Aids positive stories, tales of war, tales of loss and stories of hope. Tales of lifelong love, and quick hot steamy fucks done once and not repeated. The all-male contributors gives a strong masculine slant to this collection – for obvious reasons – and the tang of male rut is all pervasive.

There is far too much material for me to do justice to each and every story, but I will point out a couple that I really liked.

"13 Crimes against love or the Crow’s Confession" by Alexander Chee:  This story blew me away. Utterly beautiful with brittle stark prose and a heartbreaking story of one man’s path to self-destruction and self-loathing via a string of sexual disasters which ultimately cause his own downfall. Unmissable. It’s worth buying the book for this story alone, believe me – then you have all the others to read too!

"Unsent" by Greg Herren:  A heart breaking short story about missed chances, missed love and a poignant letter that will squeeze our heart and stamp all over it. Just gorgeous.

In the main the stories are very sexual, and it – for me – runs that subjective divide between what is pornography and what is erotica – but that’s been discussed a million times and I’m not going there again, I’ll let you buy it and decide for yourself.

Suffice to say if you are buying a book to get hard or good and wet, you’ll find no shortage of material to make you very happy within the pages of this book.

Erastes
July 2007


The Mammoth Book of New Gay Erotica edited by Lawrence Schimel

(Carroll & Graf; April 28, 2007; ISBN-10: 0786719656)
Available at Amazon.com / Amazon UK


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© 2007 Erastes. All rights reserved.

About the Author:  Erastes: Because somehow, men in waistcoats and breeches are even better when undressed by other men.
Website: http://erastes.com/



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