Title: Finger’s Breadth
Author: M. Christian and A.A. Ron (Narrator)
Publisher: Wordwooze Publishing
Release Date: July 22nd, 2016
Genre: Gay Erotica, Thriller
Page Count: 265
Audio Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
Reviewed by: LenaRibka
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
The city is terrified. Someone is haunting the streets of near-future San Francisco, drugging queer men and amputating the tip of their little finger. But worse than this is how the terror transforms the men of the city. For what’s worse—a monster, or that something can, all too easily, turn any of us into something even more horrific?
Erotic. Terrifying. Fascinating. Disturbing. Intriguing. Haunting. You have never listened to a book like Finger’s Breadth. You will never look at your fingers, or the people around you, the same way again.
I am generally bored with the extensive sex scenes in a contemporary romance genre but I love gay erotica, the cradle of the boys’ love genre and all LGBTQ sub-genres that have been resulted from the
mother father of the LGBTQ fiction.
We can have long discussions about broad disparities between the genres and sub-genres and their missions but, without appearing too vulgar, no doubts, the main target of erotic literature is to arouse the reader sexually.
Though I personally don’t like when the genre will be reduced just to:
To write GOOD erotica is not easy, don’t underestimate it. Not only sexual fantasy has to be impressive in its own way, but the PLOT itself and the WRITING have to be in harmony with each other. M. Christian with his Finger’s Breadth met all the criteria for a fascinating erotic novel. Not what I expected, but it made this book even more impressive.
I won’t qualify it as horror, but I read not too many horror books to be judge. There is a touch of romance, suspense, psychological thriller and a social satire. It is kinky and philosophical. Erotic. Terrifying. Fascinating. Disturbing. Intriguing. Haunting.
A gay community of San Francisco is terrified, anxious and insecure. A maniac is at large with an eye for mutilation. No one is save from him. He drugs his victims and cuts off the top of their little fingers. Cops and freelance agents are hunting him but all they have are dead-end leads. The number of gay men with nine and a half fingers grows up, and with it a spirit of solidarity. You have still 10 fingers? Maybe you ARE the Cutter?
We learn different couple, different men and the way they deal with the fears and handle their lives in these gloomy times. It is like an analogy of a short stories that in some way are connected with each other. But WHO does it and in the first place WHY. Don’t expect a clear statement at the end, don’t hope too early that you get it, and you know what is going on here. Very intriguing.
I listened to an audio book, and I would like particularly to mention an extraordinary writing style that A.A. Ron, the narrator, emphasizes even more.
It has an invisible strong rhythm that is SIMPLY impossible not to hear . Very creative and captivating.
A.A. Ron did a fantastic job. I have to admit, it was not love from the first tone. His style appeared a bit robotic. But once the story started to unfold, his voice grew on me and I asked myself how I couldn’t have seen it from the very beginning.