A History Of Barbed Wire These erotic short stories feature tormented characters the sadistic ghost of a Confederate soldier a yearning forestry student a hungry vampire a hairy biker Exploring the sex and psychology of BD

  • Title: A History Of Barbed Wire
  • Author: Jeff Mann
  • ISBN: 9780977158232
  • Page: 472
  • Format: Paperback
  • These erotic short stories feature tormented characters the sadistic ghost of a Confederate soldier, a yearning forestry student, a hungry vampire, a hairy biker Exploring the sex and psychology of BDSM and of bear culture, most are set in Appalachia.

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    1. Jeff Mann is an excellent writer. No question of it. As Patrick Califia says in the opening words of his intro:Poets. They'll break your heart every time. But until then, the sex is amazing.I found it interesting reading this anthology after having read Jeff's essay in The Other Man based on something that happened to him in real life. He talks about being involved with "Another Man" even though he was in a committed loving relationship. This theme resonates through his stories. Having a lover w [...]

    2. 4.25 stars As I read this collection of short stories over a period of several days, I really enjoyed the characters pining for big hairy guys, mostly mountain men. Each was enjoyable, feeling like someone's ultimate fantasy. And then I reached the last story. This novella length tale of obsession and abduction kept me on edge, never knowing what might happen next. This one will haunt me for a while, which is a good thing.The writing is wonderful and the emotions are deeply felt yearnings for so [...]

    3. Exquisite writing. Mann addresses some very dark themes with prose so beautiful I found myself rereading paragraphs just to savor the words. There's a sort of introspective joy to these stories that I just loved.My one small complaint (and it's not enough to knock off a star from the rating) is that the novella that concludes this collection is a bit too long. I think the problem is that I read Fog: A Novel of Desire and Reprisal first, which is a more satisfying abduction/captivity story.

    4. All of these stories were amazing. Jeff Mann's writing is simply beautiful, at times I found myself slowing down just to take in the beauty of the words. Each of the stories had a tint of melencholy that you don't often find in erotica, but the sorrow didn't feel like it was focred to give more depth to the stories, it just felt natural. The characters are all real people. In fact, with all the stories being narrated in first person, along with certain events and ex-lovers showing up in multiple [...]

    5. The now-it-can-be-told truth is that when I review reprints of material I’ve read previously, I rarely re-visit them. I might crack open the cover to refresh my memory on character names and salient plot points but that’s as far as it usually goes. That didn’t happen with A History of Barbed Wire. From the first paragraph of “The Quality of Mercy,” (which I’ll get back to in a bit), I was again hooked by Mann’s language, pacing and fevered fetishistic descriptions, and I read the w [...]

    6. [This review was originally published on VelvetMafia in August of 2007.]Winner of The 2006 Lambda Literary Foundation’s Award for Best Gay Erotica, A History of Barbed Wire is a collection of ten short stories that crackle with subcutaneous sexual energy and a novella that delves straight into dark obsession on its opening pages. The men who inhabit these pages are a delicious mix of bikers, academics, mountain men, and musicians, all rough around the edges with thick, hairy bodies in perpetua [...]

    7. This book was my introduction to the writing of Jeff Mann and I definitely want to read more. The book comprises a collection of short stories and one novella. There's not a bad story in the whole set and while his characters are almost all rough, hairy bear types with a passion for ropes and gags, there is a richness and diversity to their personalities that makes each one unique. My personal favourite is "Firefires" about a man obsessed with the ghost of a soldier who haunts a remote hotel. Th [...]

    8. This collection of short stories is so difficult to review. Some I didn't care for others I liked a little too much. I feel a little debauched for enjoying The Quality of Mercy as much as I did. I found it extremely erotic and feel a little guilty for for finding it such an extreme turn on. Overall I think my favorite is Raspberry Moonshine but hate that it isn't a full length novel or even novella. Makes me want to find my own James and bury my face in his pits.

    9. I approached this book with much trepidation about its subject matter, having only tenuous connections to the bear community and no interest whatsoever in BDSM. However, I found myself blown away by the power of Mann's prose. As is usually the case with compilations, a few of the stories are not quite as strong as the rest, but as a whole the collection soars.

    10. If you'd like to know what I thought of this book, please contact me directly and I'd be happy to discuss it with you.All the best,- TB

    11. Jeff Mann is an acquired M/M taste. Very kinky, very graphic. This is a collection of short stories that if you are into Mr. Mann you will really enjoy.

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