A Dangerous Man
Michael Jones, a young gay artist and part-time prostitute will do anything to stage his first exhibition. When he falls in love with rich financier, Jack Hutchinson, he seems set to achieve his goal. But as Mikey becomes caught between the unforgiving territory of smoky-bar Hackney and the... show more
Michael Jones, a young gay artist and part-time prostitute will do anything to stage his first exhibition. When he falls in love with rich financier, Jack Hutchinson, he seems set to achieve his goal. But as Mikey becomes caught between the unforgiving territory of smoky-bar Hackney and the green-garden luxury of upper class London, we discover the intense mindscape of a man obsessed with his dreams as he attempts to free himself of his past. When a net of antagonistic relationships and inner battles encroaches upon him, the consequences of Mikey's uncompromising pursuit emerge in thrilling tragedy, leaving him having to fight for all he holds dear, and in the only way he knows how. Within a plot thick with the flesh of individual struggle, a backbone of page-turning tension carries Mikey's plight through the charcoal grey London that rubs itself so close to his skin, entrapping him in a dark kaleidoscope of sex and crime. Pushing him to the full expression of his haunting richness, Brooke alerts us to the psychological discourse and emotional minefield of a troubled man struggling to establish a sense of self and place in urban England. "A Dangerous Man is a page-turner." - Val Kovalin, Reviews by Jessewave
Publish date: October 15th 2010
Publisher: CHEYENNE PUBLISHING
Pages no: 340
Edition language: English
DNF at 28%Wow, this was depressing.The writing was technically very good and sometimes even wandering into poetic.But I very much disliked the protag from the very beginning. He sounds like a douche bag. And I don't buy this whole "I am a starving artist and have to put out for rent". I would have l...
It's out! Official reading date: 1st of OctoberI need a buddy or several buddies to read this spectacularly angsty book - that will apparently leave you feeling self destructive and eager to commit Harakiri to end the tsunami of painful feels - with. InAnneEryCrispyDianaNicStarNinaElizabettaAngelica...
OH MY GOODNESS. This one definitely falls under the "uncomfortable truths" category. What I love about this is Brooke doesn't skirt over the dark sides at all, yet it's not what this book is all about. It's there, mixed with the good, yet somehow the good is overshadowed by the darkness. And oblique...
I'm not sure how to say this, because I'm not sure what I took from the story. It was a ride, very well written but not what I expected, at all. Not my usual ride for sure, but I'm rating it on the writing and the story Anne wrote.