Looking for It (Google eBook)

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Kensington Books, Nov 29, 2005 - Fiction - 325 pages
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Mike Monaghan is the bartender at the Engine Room, a meeting place for the small but thriving community of gay men in Cold Falls, new York. As Mike pours beer, wipes glasses and hears everything, he's also witness to the men who come here looking for what they need--sex, direction, friendship, spiritual fulfillment, and love. People like: Stephen Darby--As an accountant, he knows many secrets. But Stephen has his own secret, one he's never been able to share with anyone close to him. Pete Thayer--Playing it straight, Pete takes out his frustrations on transmissions and engines during the day, then spends his nights trying to quench his needs through anonymous sex. John and Russell--The golden couple in town has the ideal relationship everyone wants. But behind the scenes, their storybook marriage is on the verge of facing some explosive trials. Father Thomas Dunn--More and more the gentle priest is feeling a need to express the secret desires that conflict with his devotion to the church, sending his faith into a tailspin and making him question what he really wants from life. Simon Bird--He's a fixture in town, an old queen everyone finds amusing and entertaining. Still mourning the loss of his longtime lover, Simon yearns to find love and a place in a culture that worships youth and beauty.

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User Review  - St - Goodreads

I normally love Ford's books. This, I struggled to finish. There were too many characters in this book. The pacing was very uneven and there was a whole lot of sex and violence. The epilogue was barely coherent. I just don't get the point of the antagonist/villain. Read full review

Review: Looking For It

User Review  - Mike - Goodreads

Some unpleasant dark stuff and violence in this one. And Mike the bartender is supposedly the main character, but I don't think he's mentioned much more often than anyone of the other characters ... Read full review

About the author (2005)

Michael Ford is BBC journalist who reported on the aftermath of September 11th. A broadcaster specializing in religious affairs, he has recently completed a doctoral thesis in Christian spirituality.

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