Two Gentlemen Sharing

Bellingford is a typical English village Genteel vices and unspecified dramas occasionally occur but always behind closed doors and carefully laundered lace curtains until the news breaks that the new occupants of Hall House are two gentlemen sharing With the arrival of Rich, a producer, and his much younger lover, Bless, a model, the scene is set for mayhem TossedBellingford is a typical English village Genteel vices and unspecified dramas occasionally occur but always behind closed doors and carefully laundered lace curtains until the news breaks that the new occupants of Hall House are two gentlemen sharing With the arrival of Rich, a producer, and his much younger lover, Bless, a model, the scene is set for mayhem Tossed into the mix are a homophobic, retired general a maniacal lesbian Italian biker in pursuit of a neurotic, inadvertently drugged Bellingford woman an addled ex ballerina and assorted other native weirdness all leading to a roller coaster ride through the sexual s of life.
Two Gentlemen Sharing Bellingford is a typical English village Genteel vices and unspecified dramas occasionally occur but always behind closed doors and carefully laundered lace curtains until the news breaks that the new

  • Title: Two Gentlemen Sharing
  • Author: William Corlett
  • ISBN: 9780349108308
  • Page: 422
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Two Gentlemen Sharing”

    1. I don't know why all the low ratings for this book. Look, this book isn't world-changing. It's not angst and heavy drama, not going to pluck deep thought and emotions from the reader. And usually those are things I look for in a book. So, why did I like this book so much? Well, I had just finished a brutally grotesque book called Geek Love (which I reviewed and gave 5 stars)and my mind was worn out from that. I loved that book, but after all the ugliness of it, I needed something light and airy. [...]

    2. If you're stuck in a cabin in the woods and a bear ate all your good books, you could turn to this piece of gossamer fluff in order to while away the empty hours. But be sure to weigh it down with a rock when you're not holding in your hands or it'll float away. This is farce-and-nonsense; it's Benny Hill-meets AbFab-meets-an-East End drag show. All of which is flawless if you're into in, depressing if you're not (as they say in _Boys in the Band_). It's mostly just silly. I admit it: sometimes [...]

    3. This book is laugh-out-loud funny. I read it in one weekend. It's a perfect book to take on vacation or to read at the cottage.

    4. Quiet English village, Bellingford, is set aflutter by the two new residents from London: Rich and Bless, euphemistically known as the "two gentlemen sharing". Despite full attempts to be friendly and to integrate, some long-time residents see their residency as a sign of moral degeneration that must be stopped. It doesn’t help that right following their arrival a whole host of strange characters also crash into town. William Corlett’s comic novel delivers plenty of wackiness, while also bei [...]

    5. I did indeed laugh out loud a few times, but I was bored also for part of the time. 390 pages is a lot for such a trifle! There are some amusing bits in "Two Gentlemen Sharing," which indeed builds upon a very long and honorable tradition of English Pastoral Romantic Comedy (for example, see "As You Like It" by Will "the Bard" Shakespeare). Interestingly, although this novel was published in 1997, parts of it already now (in 2016) already seem incredibly dated in terms of the social prejudices a [...]

    6. I was going to try to go out with a big splashy review bang on this one, which marks not only the last in a run of reviews of mediocre white gay dude books, but also THE LAST OF MY 2008 BOOK REVIEWS!!! But then I found this guy's review and decided that I'm not nearly sassy enough to come up with anything better than his. So I'll leave you with that. So long, 2008!

    7. A fun sort of melodrama set in the English countryside. Quirky characters like one would see in TV shows such as "Doc Martin" made me laugh out loud, but in the end the story says something real about life anywhere.

    8. I bought this on the strength of 'Now and Then' which is a powerful and moving gay novel. This is flimsy and strained by comparison.

    9. This charming novel, set in the English countryside, follows the (mis)adventures of a gay couple who buy an estate in a small English village, shaken to its very foundations by their arrival, which brings with it (temporally, if not causally) a whole host of upheavals. Farcical at points, but mostly gently amusing, the novel suffered at points from having a bit too much in the way of eccentric characters, not to mention a few horrible stereotypes wandering around, but it also had some very reada [...]

    10. A light-hearted read, with a wry twist to the plot. Not great literature, but a gem in its own narrow niche. Fun, quirky, romantic w/o sappy, overblown sex. Wish there were a whole lot more like it. There are some laugh-out-loud images here. A tale of a nice gay couple who seem, at the end, to be more "normal" than the quaint English countryside around them. This would make a delightful, light, comedic movie.

    11. This was like reading a slate for a situation comedyWhile I enjoyed the book to a certain extent it didn't win me over. I read William Corlett's other book (NOW AND THEN) which is a much better book (5 Stars). This is just 'ok'. I wouldn't run out & recommend it very strongly. There were a bit too many characters for my liking. It was a cute concept of a gossip-ridden little village somewhere in England--which seems rather realistic (in parts). Enjoyif you need to.

    12. I'd almost give it 3 1/2 stars. Funny and madcap with some quite sweet moments. Unfortunately some of the shenanigans tended to get more irritating than amusing.

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