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dtorini

Cronic Bookaholic

I read any kind of books but lately I'm reading more and more of M/M.

Currently reading

Medium, Sweet, Extra Shot of Geek
R. Cooper
Lessons for Survivors
Charlie Cochrane
The Sense of an Ending
Julian Barnes
The Road Home
Michael Thomas Ford
Where There's Smoke
L.A. Witt
Mind Fuck
Manna Francis
Crimson Spell, Volume 3
Ayano Yamane
Call Me by Your Name
André Aciman
Neverwhere
Neil Gaiman
Tea and Crumpet
Jay Rookwood, Lisa Worrall, Josephine Myles, Alex Beecroft

My Favorite Uncle

My Favorite Uncle - Marshall Thornton Turnabout is fair play. I think this was the idiom that both unconsciously and intentionally went in Martin and his nephew, Carter's head throughout the book.

From the moment Carter stepped into Martin's life (and his apartment); confused, scared, upset, he turned into a slutty yet gullible brat out to wrecked his uncle's supposedly peaceful and well-ordered life on the way to find his own happiness.
Martin went from bachelor who's still bitter and resenting his ex from long ago relationship, to be uncle/dad to a practically novice gay teenager. He wouldn't be free to enjoy his Jax Hammer dvd collections anymore!! X-)))

As wonted of Mr. Thornton's story, there were lots of witty dialogues, hooted moments as well as misunderstandings. Through these all both uncle and nephew grew to understand and like each other, albeit grudgingly. These include how Martin let Carter sticked with his choice albeit his own misgiving, and reserved his I-told-you-so when he's proven right; and on the contrary Carter wouldn't let his uncle make a mistake and stepped up to take action to prevent it from happening.

The build up from distrusting distant relatives to friends and family were filled with turmoils. And you might hate nephew, uncle, or both along the way. But I find myself enjoying this book immensely.

3.5 stars!! :)