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Kindle Edition ï The Deluded Epub Þ


The Deluded (Gay Noir Series #1) [Ebook] ➥ The Deluded (Gay Noir Series #1) By Olivier Bosman – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk The year is 1949 The East End of London is still recovering from the blitz Fitzgerald O’Sullivan is a young man with romantic notions of living like an impoverished writer In an attempt to escape hi The year is The East End of London is still recovering from the blitz Fitzgerald O’Sullivan is a young man with romantic notions of living like an impoverished writer In an attempt to escape his past he abandons his life of privilege and rents a room in the East End There he meets Roy Parker a chirpy Cockney with a working class charm Roy asks Fitz to write a story about how he saved the lives of two Jewish ladies during the war What follows is a far fetched tale filled with lies and exaggerations Roy is obviously a fantasist but he is also an irrepressible charmer and Fitz becomes infatuated with him But Fitz doesn’t know that there is a kernel of truth in the tale he is telling When the body of a Jewish woman is fished up off the coast of Kent the real story slowly begins to unfold Fitz soon finds himself embroiled in a world of theft deceit and murder The Deluded is a noir thriller where nothing and no one is what they at first seems to be It is a dark tale of love bitterness and vengeance set in the chaotic aftermath of the Second World War Inspired by the pulp fiction novels of the 's and 's the Gay Noir series emulates the dark thrilling sensational and taboo breaking stories of the post war era and gives them a homoerotic tinge 'The Deluded' is the first in this series but others will soon follow.


4 thoughts on “The Deluded (Gay Noir Series #1)

  1. Lisa The Novel Approach Lisa The Novel Approach says:

    For a short piece of fiction this story hooked me immediately and had me completely absorbed the entire piece trying to find our killer No one was who they seemed and everyone was suspect I loved itOur protagonist Fitz isn’t so much of a protagonist but a kinda lousy guy who is a self proclaimed writer At a bar he meets Roy Parker a crook who begs Fitz to write the story of how he saved two Jewish women from the war For a seemingly innocent guy Fitz willingly gets sucked into petty crime black out drinking groping a man without his permission and falls into the story of the two Jewish women which becomes a sordid tale of murder And it’s not overAt first I thought Fitz was weak and uninteresting He’s a rich kid who ran away to live on his own but is still clearly looked after by his mother and he’s easily goaded Despite all that he surprised me on many occasions In the end I thought he was pretty solid and I was impressed with his character workRoy was trouble from the beginning and I wasn’t entirely sure of his motives He asks Fitz to write a story of how he’s a hero for saving two women but one of the women is dead That doesn’t seem too heroic The other is living with him and doesn’t seem happy Roy is blabbing to an aspiring author Their relationship is clearly complicated and how Fitz works into Roy’s plans is one of the greatest mysteries of the bookRoy is a master manipulator who uickly identifies Fitz’s infatuation with him He leads Fitz on tormenting and seducing him into his world Roy’s sexuality was a bit of a puzzle He has sex with the woman living with him but she doesn’t seem to like him much and he doesn’t seem to like her However they are possessive of each other On top of that he’s blatantly homophobic but has been seen in places only ueer people go so I wondered if he was bisexual but if he were bisexual why didn’t he indulge Fitz? Instead he strings him along as a power play and Fitz gets nothing but vague caresses Again his motive was a mystery to me Perhaps the only true answer is that he’s a delusional narcissist He was also an excellent characterAs far as plot goes I was very satisfied with the murder mystery It was a fabulously constructed revealing only enough information to keep me gnawing at the bit With the damp atmosphere loose morals no heroes allowed and twisted murder I was head over heels Noir is one of my favorite genres; I’d recommend this story if you feel the sameReviewed by Ben for The Novel Approach


  2. Misty Misty says:

    An interesting and unusual enough tale but it could have been so much better


  3. James James says:

    I bought this book based on its goal an attempt to write something like the old pulp crime books but with gay charactersThe book wasn't much of a mystery It wasn't especially pulpy either But it was pretty interesting In 1949 London a closeted writer hooks up with a guy who tells him stories of how he rescued two German Jewish ladies while flashback chapters tell what really happenedI liked the book but I think it could have stood to be a bit longer Also with the alternating stories perhaps the year should have been mentioned at the beginning of each chapter It's not that I was confused when reading But it felt like something the author just forgot to do


  4. Guerre Thomas Guerre Thomas says:

    Short and well writtenWhile not exactly noir the book does evoke mood and atmosphere well Heavy on style and nicely edited There is plenty of plot and twists to keep most readers entertained Recommended 4 stars


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4 thoughts on “The Deluded (Gay Noir Series #1)

  1. Lisa The Novel Approach Lisa The Novel Approach says:

    For a short piece of fiction this story hooked me immediately and had me completely absorbed the entire piece trying to find our killer No one was who they seemed and everyone was suspect I loved itOur protagonist Fitz isn’t so much of a protagonist but a kinda lousy guy who is a self proclaimed writer At a bar he meets Roy Parker a crook who begs Fitz to write the story of how he saved two Jewish women from the war For a seemingly innocent guy Fitz willingly gets sucked into petty crime black out drinking groping a man without his permission and falls into the story of the two Jewish women which becomes a sordid tale of murder And it’s not overAt first I thought Fitz was weak and uninteresting He’s a rich kid who ran away to live on his own but is still clearly looked after by his mother and he’s easily goaded Despite all that he surprised me on many occasions In the end I thought he was pretty solid and I was impressed with his character workRoy was trouble from the beginning and I wasn’t entirely sure of his motives He asks Fitz to write a story of how he’s a hero for saving two women but one of the women is dead That doesn’t seem too heroic The other is living with him and doesn’t seem happy Roy is blabbing to an aspiring author Their relationship is clearly complicated and how Fitz works into Roy’s plans is one of the greatest mysteries of the bookRoy is a master manipulator who uickly identifies Fitz’s infatuation with him He leads Fitz on tormenting and seducing him into his world Roy’s sexuality was a bit of a puzzle He has sex with the woman living with him but she doesn’t seem to like him much and he doesn’t seem to like her However they are possessive of each other On top of that he’s blatantly homophobic but has been seen in places only ueer people go so I wondered if he was bisexual but if he were bisexual why didn’t he indulge Fitz? Instead he strings him along as a power play and Fitz gets nothing but vague caresses Again his motive was a mystery to me Perhaps the only true answer is that he’s a delusional narcissist He was also an excellent characterAs far as plot goes I was very satisfied with the murder mystery It was a fabulously constructed revealing only enough information to keep me gnawing at the bit With the damp atmosphere loose morals no heroes allowed and twisted murder I was head over heels Noir is one of my favorite genres; I’d recommend this story if you feel the sameReviewed by Ben for The Novel Approach

  2. Misty Misty says:

    An interesting and unusual enough tale but it could have been so much better

  3. James James says:

    I bought this book based on its goal an attempt to write something like the old pulp crime books but with gay charactersThe book wasn't much of a mystery It wasn't especially pulpy either But it was pretty interesting In 1949 London a closeted writer hooks up with a guy who tells him stories of how he rescued two German Jewish ladies while flashback chapters tell what really happenedI liked the book but I think it could have stood to be a bit longer Also with the alternating stories perhaps the year should have been mentioned at the beginning of each chapter It's not that I was confused when reading But it felt like something the author just forgot to do

  4. Guerre Thomas Guerre Thomas says:

    Short and well writtenWhile not exactly noir the book does evoke mood and atmosphere well Heavy on style and nicely edited There is plenty of plot and twists to keep most readers entertained Recommended 4 stars

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