Friday, November 25, 2011

Junction X by Erastes

Set in the very English surburbia of the 1960's where everyone has tidy front gardens and lace curtains, Junction X is the story of Edward Johnson, who ostensibly has the perfect life. A beautiful house, a great job and a wonderful wife. The trouble is he’s been lying to himself all of his life.  And first love, when it does come, hits him and hits him hard. The object of his passion? The teenaged son of the new neighbours.

Edward’s world is about to go to hell.

Reviewer: TigerLily
Some secrets tattoo themselves on your skin, and Alex was that kind of secret.

WOW. I don’t really know what to say. This book is an intense and emotional journey inside the head of Edward, an unhappyily married man who had a fling with his friend, a sexual release from his monotone life and nothing more untill he sees his neighbor’s teenage son and everything changes for him. For the first time in his 33 years he is in love, with a 17 year old and having feelings and thoughts he can never understand which leads to the end of this epic tragedy.

The acceleration of the story was slow but emotionally disturbing at the same time. Being in someone else’s head, feeling the same feelings and having the same thoughts felt like an intrusion that left me sad. Even their sexual encounters at the beginning were innocent in a way that left me breathless with anticipation. What next? How would the final act be? And at the end it was like poetry more than sex.

I don’t know why this book kept reminding me of Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, which is considered one of his best books and for me this is the best of Erastes. I can’t wait to see what she will write next! 5 stars

Publisher: Cheyenne Publishing


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