Vanity Fierce

Vanity Fierce Graeme Aitken s last novel was fabulous fifty ways This novel is fabulous in fifty different ways hy funny camp tender vain glamorous capricious seductiveke Sydney itself where this tale of the

  • Title: Vanity Fierce
  • Author: Graeme Aitken
  • ISBN: 9780091837167
  • Page: 165
  • Format: Paperback
  • Graeme Aitken s last novel was fabulous fifty ways This novel is fabulous in fifty different ways.hy, funny, camp, tender, vain, glamorous, capricious, seductiveke Sydney itself where this tale of the city is set The ultimate comic novel of gay Sydney Armistead Maupin meets Melrose Place at the Mardi Gras Stephen Spear is everyone s golden boy includiGraeme Aitken s last novel was fabulous fifty ways This novel is fabulous in fifty different ways.hy, funny, camp, tender, vain, glamorous, capricious, seductiveke Sydney itself where this tale of the city is set The ultimate comic novel of gay Sydney Armistead Maupin meets Melrose Place at the Mardi Gras Stephen Spear is everyone s golden boy including his own Blond, blue eyed, blessed with every talent and advantage, he has the world falling at his feet And he s ready to trample all over it When Stephen falls for Ant, the only gay man he knows who still has chest hair, he is astounded to find his desire unrequited Or is it Ant is so inscrutable, it s impossible to be entirely sure But Stephen is determined to get his man And if the wiggle of his cute butt isn t enough, then scheming, lying and manipulating is second nature to him He s too young to realise that love can be tricky enough without adding any extra complications Vanity Fierce is a love story that s big on outrageous schemes, dark secrets and firm muscles.

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    1. CAUTION: Long ReviewIf you have read 3-5 romances, then you have read at least one where one of the obstacles, if not the obstacle, is a “friend” of the couple who has an unrequited love for one of the couple. That “friend” is often meddlesome, selfish, and rude, serving as a contrived proof that the couple belongs together. Stephen Spear is that “friend,” and he’s worse.This isn't really a mm-romance; the tag is for my benefit. I only tagged it as such because the book focused ent [...]

    2. This book was a read-to-review for Net Galley, and I really tried to finish it. I really did. The problem is, I hated it. I hated it so much. I DNF at 40%. The premise of the book is as follows: Stephen Spear is a golden boy. Everything comes easily for him, and he is universally adored by everyone at his high school. He is athletic, good looking, and son of a famous actress. When he moves out on his own and becomes infatuated with his neighbor, Anthony, he is shocked and dismayed to find out th [...]

    3. The odd genre listing is because while Vanity Fierce was a contemporary when it was new (1998), it’s definitely a look at a very specific time, and simply isn’t transportable into current day. Which is fine—we need periodic reminders of what went before, because it affects our world now.Our protag, Stephen, introduces himself to us while he’s in the Australian equivalent of high school and brings us along for the next few years of his life in Sydney, while he’s exploring his sexuality [...]

    4. Stephen fancied himself in love…or perhaps it was the idea that Ant was a conquest—someone who held him at arm’s length when he had always been the “golden boy”. With an actress for a mother and a distant father whom he suspected was a closeted homosexual Stephen was able to drift through his life, never really having to take responsibility for himself or his actions.He was a careless, young, handsome boy who left a string of one-night stands in his wake until he crossed paths with the [...]

    5. This was a nice break away from my typical reads, and it was great to see Sydney shine through the text. Getting a glimpse into a life far different from my own, shedding a humorous eye over the darker side of the Kings Cross and Darlinghurst gay scene in the nineties… a truly surprising novel. There were times when it started to drag – especially in excerpts from the novel featured within the story, but on the whole thoroughly entertaining. I applaud the usage of this to take a peek into a [...]

    6. With the title literary reference, I was expecting for Vanity Fierce to be a metaphor on how beauty is not all in life… but indeed I have the feeling that Stephen, the golden boy whose life is the center of the novel, didn’t catch the moral theme of his story, and I’m pretty sure he is still convinced that being the more beautiful of the batch is the ultimate solution. The fact is that, he is so sure of his persuasion that the reader admittedly has to agree with him, and while he is probab [...]

    7. This book is of its time, a snapshot of an almost golden era of Sydney life in the 1990s. I really enjoyed reading this novel and a big part of what drew me in was the gossip-like storylines and personalities. This novel is in some ways like an encyclopaedia of gay life. Stephen Spear as a character can be quite unlikeable and it is unusual for me to read novels where an unlikeable character is telling the story. There were insights dropped throughout this novel that made me stop reading every s [...]

    8. Possibly one of my favourite books (and I am still kicking myself for turning down a job to worth with the author in his bookshop in Sydney!), Vanity Fierce deals with some dark themes but still remains upbeat and funny throughout. Despite doing some awful things to achieve his ends (or get his end away with the man of his dreams, as the case may be) the main character is still so well written that you can't help but like him and understand why he does the things he does. There are times when I [...]

    9. Hilarious, enjoyable and very funny. A rare book which had me needing to read it each day. I read most books on the train to work and put them away when I get home, but this one I could not put down. Stephen’s antics in his love quest with the too-hot-for-words Ant were something I’m sure we have all done sometime in our early youth.So far I've read it twice, but that was 15 years ago. I finally found a copy on online with the Australian cover sleeve at Hares & Hyenas - hares-hyenas. The [...]

    10. I was very disappointed with this story which follows Stephen, the golden boy at school whom everyone fawns over, but when he moves on and meets the boy of his dreams suddenly finds himself ignored. It is well written and held out promise yet failed to deliver. Put simply I found it repetitive and heartless; a book I could finish only by leap-frogging pages at a time.

    11. Finally finished!This book was ok, but was very long-winded.The main character I really couldn't stand.He calls himself the 'Golden Boy' though spoilt, selfish brat springs more to mind.

    12. Now this was a funny book. I was slightly wary when I first purchased it many years ago, but I was laughing throughout. Can recommend it to anyone.

    13. This is a fantastic book. I've written a paper on it and will pop it in here just as soon as I get a moment to do so :).*sigh* The paper I wrote about this book is too large to add.

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