ManBug

ManBug Reading ManBug George K Ilsley Horsebackridingnorthcarolina.us The First Novel By George K Ilsley, Whose First Story Collection, Random Acts Of Hatred, Was Published To Acclaim In 2004 Told In Dream Like Fragments, ManBug Unfolds As A Love Story Between Sebastian, An Entomologist With Asperger S Syndrome, And Tom, A Spiritual Bisexual Who May Or May Not Be Recruiting Sebastian For A Cult They Navigate Their Relationship As Damaged Goods, Seeking Meaning And Value In Themselves Through The Other They Also Try To Avoid The Inevitable Toxins Around Them, Both Real And Imagined Like Bugs Avoiding Insecticide While Asking The Question, Just How Much Poison Can Any Of Us Absorb ManBug Is A Beguiling, Tragicomic Novel About Beauty, Horror, Desire, And What Lurks Just Beneath The Skin.

  • 4.4
  • 799
  • English
  • 01 July 2017
  • Paperback
  • 256 pages
  • 1551522039
  • ManBug
  • George K. Ilsley

10 thoughts on “ManBug

  1. Joe says:

    Sebastian is a gay entomologist with Asperger Syndrome Tom is a dyslexic bisexual and nominally Buddhist ManBug is the nickname Tom accidentally gives Sebastian he meant to say BugMan ManBug the novel is the story of their relationship The novel is written in the third person, but it is obviously filtered through the mind of Sebastian The story of their relationship is told in short chapters which read li...

  2. Théo says:

    The writing was pretty great, I like the simple and fragmented style, and the story itself was pretty nice and cute at first, but there s so much stereotyping about bisexual men going on, urgh especially with that ending I really connected a lot with Sebastian, though.

  3. Tim says:

    Such an refreshingly honest book written through the lens of an autistic gay man and a dyslexic bisexual man and their relationship There is no plot, just insights into life that that an older guy can identify with and a younger man can learn from.

  4. George Ilsley says:

    This book still makes me laugh I have a great capacity to forget things, so there are surprises galore as I re read bits and pieces.

  5. Kate O& says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Gosh how disappointing.I adored this book so much that I read it in one sitting The narrative voice was strange, and wonderful and at times utterly delightful I got sucked in to this strange love affair between a gay etymologist and a dyslexic bisexual I didn t totally like Tom, I wasconcerned by his somewhat predatory encounters and his cultism than his bisexuality and I blithely assumed that the narrative would prove me right.It didn t.I think that if Tom had just left Sebastian fo Gosh how disappointing.I adored this book so much that I read it in one sitting The narrative voice was strange, and wonderful and at times utterly de...

  6. Corey says:

    This quick and dirty plot summary makes the whole of ManBug seem precariously twee, an exercise in quirks and idiosyncrasies, and indeed the duo are spectacularly unique in oddball ways, in particular Sebastian s additional experiencing of synesthesia, a condition wherein he sees colours in reaction to sounds or words It s to Ilsley s immense credit that ManBug, a novel without a noticeable plot, reads not as overly precocious experimental fiction, but rather as a funny, sexy, and surprisingly This quick and dirty plot summary makes the whole of ManBug seem precariously twee, an exercise in quirks and idiosyncrasies, and indeed the duo are spectacularly unique...

  7. Martin says:

    Loved it Presenting two of the most peculiar characters I ve met in Literature so farI can offer a paraphrase of match made in Heavens to match made in the bugs inhibited labyrinthic Underground the latter summarizing the book ...

  8. Dasha says:

    What original, peculiar, and charming characters I loved this book Some of the sexual details went on slightly too long for me, but this is definitely a very memorable read I loved its sad and happy and s...

  9. Lil& says:

    An interesting, charming voice The mix of humour, lurking fears, eroticism, obsessions, and bugs gave an interesting peek into the relationship between Sebastian and Tom Lot of writing was poetic and rhythmic Some parts were a little trite, but overall...

  10. Enrique says:

    Repetitive, boring, focuses on an aspect of natural sciences the author does not know about beyond Wikipedia and tries to use is a witty metaphor for interpersonal relationships but miserably fails His earlier short stories collection were inconsistent and flippant, but their variety was bea...

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