Summer in Sodom
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Bj* reading of my sodomite's delight in books that have Sodom in the title sent me a copy of Summer in Sodom.
The earlier book was Season in Sodom but who wants to go to Sodom in the winter or fall? Summer is when the guys will have their shirts off.
Ted Randall is a square Joe from Anytown, USA (once famous when zip codes were first introduced). Ted's dilemma as the back cover eloquently explained is whether he should "give his lean, hard-muscled body to a woman or be enslaved by the overpowering masculinity of a hot-blooded male." You've been there yourself, right? Well considering my readership I guess you opted for a h-b m the moment you had a chance.
Nowadays anybody who really felt that way would go for both. Poor Ted feels that his abnormal love means he's not all man. Maybe he wasn't: Ted wimps out and goes back to Anytown without taken advantage of either pleasures.
I think I actually read this book when I was sharing a house with somebody who had a bunch of morose pre-Stonewall (1964) gay fiction. At best they were cheap knockoffs of Gore Vidal's The City and the Pillar which I never liked.
I'm sure you'd rather read Rob Byrnes' Trust Fund Boys.
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