The gay festival The Flamingo takes place in a new location this year. A local guy is wrongly taken by many as one of the organizers, triggering all sorts of expected situations.
This book pretended to be a comedy, but most of the time it was more of a satire. It is full of stereotypes and did not laugh as much as the author intended. I think it just counts as anecdotic.
Nicholas Santasier‘ voice reminded me a lot of the narrator in Drama Dolls, the other author’s novel. Although he tried to emphasize some parts, like the song that Randy hears in his head all the time that he needs to act gay, his tone was quite plain when interpreting the characters, and I had problems differentiating them, especially when Randy is with his two friends. It is like neither Tanamour nor Santasier make an extra effort to give them different personalities.
The characters are quite one-dymensional, but this is rather normal in an under 3 hours book.
It is a quick and light listen, but full of stereotypes and that it is not as funny as I thought it would be.
My name is Elena. Since I was a little child I loved science fiction and fantasy, and I can’t resist a good novel. In 2015, while wait I started to listen to audiobooks and I discovered the pleasure in being able to read while doing my daily tasks, so there’s always an audiobook playing on my phone. If you see me with my Bluetooth headphones on, please be gentle, I get easily startled.
I live with my boyfriend, which I met during my six-year stay in Belgium, four cockatiels, eight lovebirds, and a hamster in Madrid, Spain; and I like to spend my free time knitting and sewing while listening to audiobooks.