Tuesday, July 1, 2014
The Rentboy With The Heart Of Gold (Book Review, Charlie, Rentboy, J. P. Barnaby)
All sex workers have a heart of gold, right? Well, didn't you see Julia Roberts in "Pretty Woman?" J.P Barnaby's "Charlie, Rentboy" rehashes the same themes here, but though it is set in modern times, this one feels like it is set in the 1950s. Charlie gets a call to service John (subtlety is not used here) and...wait for it...they fall in love. Them they get photographed in public together, and John has to resign his CEO job. I can't remember the last time the paparazzi were stalking CEO types and since I am playing along, would someone resign in this day and age because of their sexual orientation? In any event, this was a good page turner by the pool for summer reading. It's entertaining, though sometimes in not the way the author intended it to be.