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Filed under: C, Fiction, GLBT interest, Swedish
by Fredrik Eklund
Title translated to English: Lord of the Fruitflies
First line: “Ever thought of doing movies?”
Back cover blurb:
“Ever thought of doing movies?”
Jag stirrade pÃ¥ skÃ¤rmen utan att fÃ¶rstÃ¥. AvsÃ¤ndaren var Male Eagles. Om mamma eller pappa hade ringt pÃ¥ mobilen och sagt att middagen var klar. Om Joel hade velat gÃ¥ ut och dricka Ã¶l. Om staden bara hade visat mig en enda glimt av vad jag fÃ¶rvÃ¤ntade mig i livet. DÃ¥ hade jag aldrig gjort porr.
Bananflugornas herre tar oss med pÃ¥ en resa in det fÃ¶rbjudna tillsammans med en sÃ¶kande och stolt huvudperson. En som vill befria sig frÃ¥n omgivningens konventioner, visa sina fjÃ¤drar fÃ¶r hela vÃ¤rlden, finna sanningen pÃ¥ sitt sÃ¤tt. Det Ã¤r en bok om att skapa sig sjÃ¤lv, om utanfÃ¶rskap och homosexualitet, om modet att vÃ¤lja.
Very short synopsis in English: A novel about a young Swedish man, on a journey, both physical and mental, to start doing gay porn in the US.
Thougths: I started this fairly late at night and realised immediately I wouldn’t put it down until I’d finished it. Luckily, it was a pretty short novel, so the impact it had on my sleep was minimal. Minimal is also the impact it has had on me since I finished it. It’s only a week ago as I write this, but I can’t remember the name of the main character no matter how hard I try (it might possibly be Jonas).
It was decent enough, I don’t deny that, but it’s not a book you remember very well after and none of the characters were once I fell completely in love with. Still, it earns a C. Could have been better, but could also have been so much worse.