Side By Side: The Journal of a Smalltown Boy

by Mioki | Gay & Lesbian |
ISBN: 9783861878902 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingjarewing of Port Richey, Florida USA on 8/11/2008
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4 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by wingjarewing from Port Richey, Florida USA on Monday, August 11, 2008
Purchased from Insightout book club. It looked just too good to pass up! Can't wait to dive in... looks to be a steamy, fun graphic novel!

Journal Entry 2 by wingjarewing from Port Richey, Florida USA on Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Not too much of a story here, high school buddies have sex (lots and lots of sex), and fall in love, move to the big city... still a cute little story. Very steamy, too! Will let this go to another Bookcrosser soon as the only place I can think to wild release this would be in a gay bar, and I just so rarely go to bars.

Journal Entry 3 by wingjarewing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Thursday, August 28, 2008

Released 11 yrs ago (8/28/2008 UTC) at Nashua, New Hampshire USA

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Sending as a RABCK today to Gorydetails! I hope you enjoy this! Feel free to do with as you please when you're done :)

Journal Entry 4 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Urk - sorry! The book arrived a few days ago, and I figured it would be a quick read so I could journal it with comments - and then of course I let myself get distracted (and not just by that bubble-butt on the cover {grin}). Anyway, it's here, it's safe, and I hope to post more comments on it shortly - and thanks so much for sending it!

Journal Entry 5 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Monday, July 20, 2009
[Man, I've got to catch up on my book-review backlog!] I appreciated Mioki's artwork, which left nothing to the imagination {grin}, and the inventiveness, athleticism, and stamina of the cartoon characters. Oh, and the sense of humor. From the copyright page: "All of the cartoons in this fictional story were 21 years or older when they were drawn for this artwork.... All of the cartoon characters in this book practise 'safe sex' and if you don't see the evidence of that, it's because the condoms are invisible." And there's a very funny panel in which "Charlie had intimacy issues" - showing Charlie taking a fly-swatter to some little Cupids.

There are some truly lovely panels, too - two guys racing through a shady green forest, or basking on the beach at sunset; a "time passed" sequence showing autumn leaves and winter snow; an impressive cityscape sunset. But most of the book's devoted to handsome, naked men trying out as many sexual positions as they can. Can you say "eye candy"?

[In some ways the book reminded me of Tom Bouden's In Bed with David and Jonathan. Lots and lots of cheerful, hunky cartoon sex!]

Journal Entry 6 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Sunday, August 16, 2009

Released 10 yrs ago (8/16/2009 UTC) at Nashua, New Hampshire USA

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I'm putting this book into Scoobs-buddy's GLBT bookbox. It will be on its way Monday to BCer oldbroad in Washington. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 7 by geneli4 from Raleigh, North Carolina USA on Monday, August 31, 2009
i took this out of scoobs-buudy's gblt bookbox, read it in a flash of oooohs and ahhhs and giggles, and am putting it back in the box for the next person to enjoy. thanks to gorydetails you for including it!

Journal Entry 8 by rem_XDP-320934 on Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Thanks!

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