- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: AmazonEncore (March 9, 2010)
- Language: English
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This review is from: Strings Attached (Paperback)Who is this guy? Yeah. Nick Nolan seemingly comes out of nowhere to serve up the can't-put-it-down read I've been craving. I often wonder when gay fiction will just be fiction (sans "gay") and this book takes us one step closer. Nolan has crafted a page turner that pulled me in with just enough intrigue and seduction that I didn't really want it to end. The book is a fun read, perfect for a long flight or lounging around over a weekend. The storyline, without giving it away, reminded me a bit of the noir essence from the works from Felice Picano, while also delivering the steamiest flesh from watching the OC (with the volume off). Nolan's attention to detail is refreshing--he knows what he writes. I noted that Nolan gives thanks to the late Paul Monette am certain had Monette lived to read this book he would smile upon finishing the last page, knowing that the depth and emotion he shared in his own works has indeed influenced others. Check it out.
This review is from: Strings Attached (Kindle Edition)I found Nick Nolan's STRINGS ATTACHED to be a juicy story from start to finish. The characters come to life (you can virtually see the cinematic equivalent on every page) and the story of coming out--bumps and all--is told with a certain gracefulness that is often lacking in so-called "gay books." STRINGS ATTACHED feels a bit old-fashioned in the best way possible: full of heart but something you could show your young nephew without thinking twice. A testament to emotional life rather than just the externals of outlandish behavior. The book's hero, Jeremy Tyler, is an immediate draw; we are engaged in his travails and root for him at every turn. Other characters, including his taut Aunt Katherine are etched with equal panache if not always as likable (as it should be). A winner of a book from first time novelist Nick Nolan. I look forward to the sequel with sincerity.
This review is from: Strings Attached (Paperback)Beautifully written coming-of-age story filled with wonderful elements and characters. Intriguing story line - loved the rags to riches aspect. Even knowing that it was going to parallel the Pinocchio fable did not take away from the book, but simply made it more beautiful and meaningful. All of the characters were well-written and "real", and I especially loved the relationship between Jeremy and Arthur.
Although it is an adult novel, I think that many young adults (late high-school and college-aged) will find this story to be very real for them, and perhaps more honest and true than what they see in the movies or on television, whether they are gay or straight. (Kids deal with more at a younger age than my generation ever did at that age.) I liked the honest approach Mr. Nolan took from Jeremy's viewpoint on determining both his own sexual preferences and the type of man he wanted to become.
I look forward to reading more from Nick Nolan.