Wednesday, 15 February 2012

A Slave's Life by Pete Brown

Although it had moments that left me feeling weak in the knees, A Slave's Life definitely falls under the category of macho erotica for the masculine man. 

Not something that really appeals to me, but a great read for the right audience.

It's a story that's bold and brutal, harsh and cruel, and full of muscular hunks abusing one another. There's no softness to be found here, no beautiful boys or emasculated slaves - just rugged, strapping young men rudely yanked out from under their hardhats and rugby jerseys to become the captive slave of a rich collector. 

As much as it didn't appeal to me sexually, I fully appreciate the work Pete's put into it. The breaking of these men is carefully done, and the controls put on them almost genius in their cruel efficiency. He's created a world without hope of escape, one where being broken into homosexuality is an inevitability. Here men learn that it's just sex - wordless, brutal, animalistic, sex - and that carnal desires can and should be satisfied naturally. 

There's not a lot of emotion here, and no real character development, but the sex and the slavery is great. Personally, I would have rather seen a masculine straight man broken down, forced into homosexuality, and passed around as an effeminate sissy, but that's just me. 


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