Let's Shut Out the World

Let's Shut Out the World

Kevin Bentley / Apr 05, 2020

Let s Shut Out the World The narrator of these autobiographical stories and personal essays has man trouble trouble with his homophobic father his horny best friend his rigid high school principal and a slew of fauxmosexua

  • Title: Let's Shut Out the World
  • Author: Kevin Bentley
  • ISBN: 9781931160339
  • Page: 459
  • Format: Paperback
  • The narrator of these autobiographical stories and personal essays has man trouble trouble with his homophobic father, his horny best friend, his rigid high school principal, and a slew of fauxmosexuals and elusive boyfriends and a knack for butting heads with fundamentalist Christians Bitingly funny and at times harrowingly sad, Let s Shut Out the World traces the maThe narrator of these autobiographical stories and personal essays has man trouble trouble with his homophobic father, his horny best friend, his rigid high school principal, and a slew of fauxmosexuals and elusive boyfriends and a knack for butting heads with fundamentalist Christians Bitingly funny and at times harrowingly sad, Let s Shut Out the World traces the man hungry and misanthropic journey of an intensely bibliophilistic young man following his natural bent from a desolate Texas landscape of tumbleweeds, Jesus freaks, and compliant straight boys to the gay capital of San Francisco in pursuit of sex, drugs, a lover, and .Whether describing having his hair styled by a gang of eighth grade bullies staging a Satan festival in the main hall of Greenvale High complete with black robes, black candles, and raw chickens succumbing to a sneezing fit inside the healing Sanctuary at Chimayo or indulging in inappropriate sex with a caregiver, Bentley writes with a pen dipped in blood, indignation, and grim whimsy.This collection also provides the back story and sequel, and vividly fills out the author s rough and ready romantic escapades detailed in his diaries, the Lambda Literary Award finalist for memoir, Wild Animals I Have Known.

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    1. **copy provided by publisher via Divine Magazine in exchange for an honest review*When I finished Kevin Bentley's Memoir, "Wild Animals I Have Known: Polk Street Diaries And After", I immediately asked for this book, unfortunately because of my reading schedule I was unable to dive right in. I absolutely loved the first book, but I was left with a huge book hangover. Nothing I tried to read satisfied me. I was stuck in a rut and wanting to know so much more about where Kevin came from and where [...]


    2. This book is wonderful from the first sentence. Okay, maybe not the first sentence, which is, “My mother got leukemia the year before I turned forty,” but at least from the first page. It’s incredibly funny and the narrator is extremely likable as he deals with growing up the gay kid in El Paso, Texas.His life experiences are harrowing. They would be hard to read, except he tells them with such charm and grace that I was swept right in. Kevin Bentley has a gift for writing. Thank goodness [...]



    3. A collection of reminisces of Bentley's early life inTexas, his "coming of age" in San Francisco in the 70s and 80s,and the subsequent years of loss and re-discovery.


    4. Another Visit with KevinAfter finishing Wild Animals I have Known I immediately purchased this one. I wanted to spend more time with Kevin because he seemed so worthy of my attention. I'm glad I read this after Wild Animals, this book being like a "second date" with a fascinating guy. Great book.


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