It began with Peter. Then there was Charlie. Along came Martha. Now in the final chapter of the monumental love story about two men who could pass for Greek gods, steps Jeff, an exquisite young man who brings searing passion--and intrigue--to the lush Greek isle on which they all live....
|Title||:||Forth into Light: A Novel|
|Number of Pages||:||279 Pages|
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Forth into Light: A Novel Reviews
Less fun than the first two . . . the misogyny and racism get harder to ignore.
While the final part of a trilogy this easily stands on its own merits. Peter, now approaching forty, and his older and exceptionally well endowed lover Charles, an artist of international renown, live comfortable and very happily on their Greek island paradise, sharing their palatial home with Peter's wife Martha and the two lovers' children by her. While the plot apparently centres around the missing two thousand dollars belonging to the writer George, it is in reality more about George's seventeen year old son Jeff, his growing awareness and acceptance of his sexuality, and of his relationship with Peter and Charles, whom he idolises.This is a captivating read, generally well written if occasionally overblown, (and grammatically wanting), but we must remeber this dates from the 1960/70s. Charles' monumental phalus features prominently, and there are a few erotic monements (Jeff's encounter with Peter where Jeff reveals his true self and seeks advice and reassurance is, as the two eventual strip naked so Jeff can compare attributes, especially erotic - and all the more so for what does or does not happen). But there is an involving plot or two and a few minor issues that together maintain ones interest throughout, all the more so if having read the preceding novels.
The weakest of the three books about midcentury American lovers Peter and Charlie Mills-Martin, at least in terms of plot and character development, this one is the most interesting in other ways. Merrick was heading in a great direction, and you get the sense that had he lived, there would have been more Titans to come.Still, if you liked the first two books (which I found hard to put down), you won't be able to resist finding out what happens to our boys. Set mainly in the Greek islands. Where else to go for the best romantic escape ever?
So it is the end of Peter and Charley's story. After all that soul searching throughout books 1 and 2, in the end, they turned out to be like many people- a couple of Selfish Frauds and Promiscuous Liars.Still five stars though. Go figure ^_^