Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Running Up That Hill

Author: Barry Brennessel
Publisher: MLR Press
Publisher URL: www.mlrbooks.com
ISBN: MLR-1-02013-0102
Genre: {M/M} Contemporary
Rating: 3.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx 

Discovering a mutual attraction with co-worker Adam Fleuren, Jeremy Saura is encouraged by the lyrics of a song to demonstrate that his sexuality is only a part of who he is as a person.

Running Up That Hill is part of the Mixed Tape Series Volume 4. The plot focuses more on the song rather than the characters. The characters are  somewhat sedate. Both Jeremy and Adam hide their sexuality from their families, as well as their co-workers, which is understandable given the attitudes of some people. However, there is very little else known regarding the personalities of the characters illustrated.  Running Up That Hill did exhibit the incentive music can generate in the human spirit.   

Barry Brennessel has created an interesting short story devoid of convincing emotional components, yet still enjoyable.       

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