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The Deluded

The Deluded The year is The East End of London is still recovering from the blitz Fitzgerald O Sullivan is a young man with romantic notions of living like an impoverished writer In an attempt to escape his

  • Title: The Deluded
  • Author: Wolf Augustus Olivier Bosman
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 336
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The year is 1949 The East End of London is still recovering from the blitz Fitzgerald O Sullivan is a young man with romantic notions of living like an impoverished writer In an attempt to escape his past, he abandons his life of privilege and rents a room in the East End There he meets Roy Parker, a chirpy Cockney with a working class charm Roy asks Fitz to write a sThe year is 1949 The East End of London is still recovering from the blitz Fitzgerald O Sullivan is a young man with romantic notions of living like an impoverished writer In an attempt to escape his past, he abandons his life of privilege and rents a room in the East End There he meets Roy Parker, a chirpy Cockney with a working class charm Roy asks Fitz to write a story about how he saved the lives of two Jewish ladies during the war What follows is a far fetched tale filled with lies and exaggerations Roy is obviously a fantasist, but he is also an irrepressible charmer and Fitz becomes infatuated with him But Fitz doesn t know that there is a kernel of truth in the tale he is telling When the body of a Jewish woman is fished up off the coast of Kent, the real story slowly begins to unfold Fitz soon finds himself embroiled in a world of theft, deceit and murder The Deluded is a noir thriller where nothing and no one is what they at first seems to be It is a dark tale of love, bitterness and vengeance set in the chaotic aftermath of the Second World War Inspired by the pulp fiction novels of the 1940 s and 50 s, the Gay Noir series emulates the dark, thrilling, sensational and taboo breaking stories of the post war era and gives them a homoerotic tinge The Deluded is the first in this series, but others will soon follow.

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    1. For a short piece of fiction, this story hooked me immediately and had me completely absorbed the entire piece, trying to find our killer. No one was who they seemed and everyone was suspect. I loved it.Our protagonist, Fitz, isn’t so much of a protagonist but more a kinda lousy guy who is a self-proclaimed writer. At a bar, he meets Roy Parker, a crook who begs Fitz to write the story of how he saved two Jewish women from the war. For a seemingly innocent guy, Fitz willingly gets sucked into [...]

    2. I bought this book based on its goal: an attempt to write something like the old pulp crime books, but with gay characters.The book wasn't much of a mystery. It wasn't especially pulpy either. But it was pretty interesting. In 1949 London, a closeted writer hooks up with a guy who tells him stories of how he rescued two German Jewish ladies, while flashback chapters tell what really happened.I liked the book, but I think it could have stood to be a bit longer. Also, with the alternating stories, [...]

    3. The story itself isn't bad, it really isn't. And I quite like Bosman's off-handed way of characterisation.But it's all tell and no show, and needed an editor. Not a proofreader, SPaG were just fine. But someone, preferably a British native, to polish the language - which in this case also means: make it even more pulpy.

    4. Short and well writtenWhile not exactly noir, the book does evoke mood and atmosphere well. Heavy on style and nicely edited. There is plenty of plot and twists to keep most readers entertained. Recommended, 4 stars.

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