The premise for this book had me from the beginning. I rad trip around all 48 continental states? I'd been considering that for years... And who wouldn't think of doing it by motorcycle? Well, I'm not that adventurous, but I live through the stories I read, and there's plenty of living in this story.
While it may not be the most extensive TRAVEL document you've ever seen, I'm sure the adventures, and the sex could cover a few textbooks for those that want that.
I can't say enough great things about his writing, and I look forward to his next offering.
This story has a lot of sex. The best part is, some of the best moments have nothing to do with it.
Some chapters are much less rich in spiritual and intellectual growth. Not all of the sex is exciting and well-described.
There are wonderful things everythwere. Most chapters have deep tones of moral, intellectual, and spiritual growth. Much of the sex is damn sexy. The l ocations are often interesting . The rescue scenarios are all unique, from only slightly original to out of the blue. THERE'S A SEQUEL!
The Last Call:
Read this. If you're into stroke, there's enough sex to keep you interested. If you're into personal growth, there's enough of that to satisfy nearly anyone. If you're into travelogues, this isn't the best, but it's still good. In shor t, this is worth reading.
I was a little hesitant to review a story in progress, but after corresponding and learning the total length, that seemed appropriate.
While I cannot say that this is the best story that I have read on SoL, nothing surpasses it. As something of an aside, I wonder if we don't need a new story type: "recovery from classic tragedy", without it being a do-over.
It begins with a plausible tragedy, and the courageous decision of the protagonist to rebuild AND grow himself. At the beginning, one could almost call Jim a prude, except that he always is so honest with himself that the reader knows that he refuses to stay in ruts. One quickly learns that if he does go after nonconventional relationships, it will be with full respect, and love of many forms. He won't drop people, and the web of his relationships grows ever more complex and fascinating.
I'll note that Wolf pulls off something difficult to do with rapidly changing polyamory: I almost never, or at least for more than a paragraph or so, had trouble keeping the characters unique. (Possible exceptions very early with his sister, sister-in-law, and extended families, but I think he had problems in his mind and straightened it out) It was always clear who was doing what to whom, and, even more, felt about one another.
The sex is great, and hits many of my positive buttons. Being afraid of men, or of semen, in group scenes was something that soon struck me as silly in my own life. Finding a woman to be even sexier because she could take on several men, and might have sloppy seconds or offer snowballs, never threatened my own heterosexuality.
Still developing MAY be a subplot of Jim, the protagonist, developing paranormal activities. This may have been subtly suggested even before the references, still soft, caught my attention.
While I doubt that anyone would ever offer me a recording contract, I was amused that Jim found out he had a high-quality voice. In high school, the crows would fly away when I sang. Years of informal practice in the car and in the shower led to a surprise, when I was invited to join a choir.
Of course he's a good cook. His military skills ring true to me, and it can be easy to mess up a special operations reference.
I may extend here, but I hope this serves the purpose of a review -- I'm very new to reviewing.