The Erotic Odyssey Of Colton Forshay - James A. Longmore 5/5 stars
Just from reading the opening line of James Longmore’s new book you immediately know that you’re in trouble. It may be both the greatest, and most disturbing opening to a novel I’ve ever read. It’s almost as disturbing as Edward Lee’s House/Pig. I could hear the Weather Girl’s in my head singing; “It’s raining jizz, hallelujah, it’s raining jizz.” Once you make it past that you’re in one for one hell of a ride. This is a novel that can only be described as bizarro erotica which I didn’t even know existed until now. You won’t find too many reviews because in all honesty how the hell do you review it?
Longmore wants your attention and if you make it through the entire novel you’ll see that this guy knows how to write a story full of bizarre sex and intriguing characters. I also would like to know where the hell the idea came from. On second thought never mind. I liked the novel and the idea that Colton has these bizarre dreams that are sexually explicit in nature. There’s a valid reason for them and that’s the heart of the novel. The sex isn’t the selling point of the book and for those that are brave enough to read it will get to see that. It’s an interesting story that uses the idea of dreams and sexual frustration to move the story along and move it does. Colton’s dream world is full of sexual depravity and fantasies that normal people just don’t have and Longmore doesn’t bat an eye when it comes to telling Colton’s story. You can almost hear him laughing which is really frightening.
I’ve read my share of bizarro fiction and Longmore has too. You can tell that he’s influenced by the classics. This is a book that slowly unfolds and has an actual story that just happens to have weird and not so weird sexual acts. The underlying plot is what is Colton’s reality? Is it the normal life he lives with his frigid wife or is it the world in which he lost his wife and has to pay for goods with sexual acts? The art of dreams is an interesting concept and one that allows Longmore to stretch his legs a bit. Is Longmore’s novel offensive and disturbing? It can be for those who are easily offended. What then would be the target audience? Anyone with an open mind. If you have an open mind you’ll enjoy The Sexual Odyssey of Colton Forshay but don’t for those that are easily offended you should skip this and read something from the popular fiction section.