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At twenty-two, Justin s life was just beginning. He was bright, ...
At twenty-two, Justin s life was just beginning. He was bright, attractive, and gay, but less than enthusiastic about where he was heading. Desperate for a change, he followed a calling that landed him in the industrious city of Atlanta. Soon, his quest for a new self erupts into a fantastic journey of seduction and decadence. Embarked on a passage of self-discovery, Justin would come face to face with the darker elements of the city s sex industry, an unforgettable array of eccentric characters that would shape his newfound attitude, and a world of sexual entrapment that may potentially prove his undoing.
Bold, tender, and utterly human, Justin s journey in search of his identity is a remarkably sensitive tale about how the paths we choose determine the person we become.
Posted September 5, 2003
I heard about Chris' book from another writer, and as I enjoyed his work, took his word that this book would be good. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I only wish that Justin the main character, had followed his heart. We all know that in real life that doesn't always happen either. It was well written, and easily drawn in to the story and the characters. I look forward to his next book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 9, 2003
In "The Absence of Space and Time," we meet with Justin, Holden Caulfield's gay doppelganger, on his odyssey for self-awareness. Each of Justin¿s encounters reveals a little more of his inner psyche as he comes to terms with the person he is and the person he wants be. It is this inner conflict that is the driving theme of the story. We come to see him as he is as he struggles to see himself in a different light. His efforts to reconcile this dichotomy give the novel its poignancy. It is real, emotionally cathartic, and at times highly erotic. We are drawn to Justin and Nick and their plight to try to overcome their past. We care about what happens to them. The minor characters in the book are an eclectic array of personalities, some quite real, some quite eccentric, and others frighteningly sad. Anyone who lives in Atlanta will recognize the locales in the story. Anyone who is gay will recognize one of the characters as a person he knows. This is a stunningly entertaining debut novel that I finished in one sitting. I look forward to his subsequent novels.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.