Review: Hated Men; The Original Gangsters of Soho, London.

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Albie Silver is the aging patriarch of his organized crime business, transfers control of his Soho, London Empire to his reluctant son as the new millennia approaches.

Our hero Charlie Silver must decide if the ugly crime business is a path he is prepared to inherit and if he can keep hidden the dark secrets of his father Albie’s past and of his underworld dealings or set himself free from the burdens of his father’s expectations and steely will for him to become the next King of Soho.

A tale of family and society, the skin game and shady deals, law and order, obedience and rebellion, Nicholas A. Price reveals the dark passions of human nature played out against a backdrop of the criminal underworld of Soho London. In the bloody fights between father and son, rival gangs and crime lords, who will be crowned the next King of Soho?

The novel is full of exquisitely detailed characters who, despite leading unconventional lifestyles within a notorious crime family and the criminal environment, experience the triumphs and failures of the human condition. Detailing the complex and secretive lives of each character, this book is filled with the requisite valor, love, and rancor of a great epic.

Nicholas A. Price takes us on a personal tour of life in the criminal underworld through the eyes of Charles Silva, the reluctant gangster, whose contradictions of what is good or evil, who deserves or who is undeserving of punishment is so twisted to normal law-abiding folk that he could give Sigmund Freud a good run for his money on the proverbial couch.

Price’s writing is crisp, colorful and moves along at a pace most readers will find enjoyable. He is an entertaining storyteller, Each character is developed with enough clarity that you’ll be able to understand their motivation and maybe even predict their actions somewhat. The power these characters freely wield in order to play God, and as we all know – that power always comes at a price.

An excellent and gripping read, worthy of my 5 Star Review

 

OMG! Mattel Overhauls Barbie’s Ken and I just nailed my Gay-Guy-Friend’s Xmas List!

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Good Morning America revealed this morning there will soon be a bunch of new Ken dolls available for purchase this year: BTW These aren’t regular Ken dolls, they’re way too cool Ken dolls that will come in three different body types, seven different skin tones, and nine different hairstyles, so no doubt I will have one that will look like one of my past boyfriends-who-dumped-me that I can strip naked and tear his limbs apart (anger problems much?). One of groovy hairstyles will be the man bun!

“By continuing to expand our product line, we are redefining what a Barbie or Ken doll looks like to this generation,” Barbie senior vice president and general manager Lisa McKnight said in a statement. “Evolving Ken was a natural evolution for the brand and allows girls to further personalize the role they want him to play in Barbie’s world.”

Not much more information about Ken’s varieties was released, other than that corn rows are one of Ken’s new hairstyles as well.  Whoppee-dooo!

Personally, having looked at this collection I have found the perfect lookalike gifts for four of my gay-guy-friends!

So Thanks Mattel! You just saved me the agony of  the “WTF do I get you for Xmas 2017” experience and brought the much needed shopping buddies for the Barbies in my own collection. If you have gay shopping buddies like I do, you just know they’re the perfect, bitchy, they-know-fashion-like-I-never-will, bargain-hunting companions for any MAJOR shopping spree!

 

This Summer’s Hottest Read; Adventures In Trichology

The story of an every man and his essential place in small town life that’s every bit as intriguing and beguiling as a TV drama.

http://www.adventuresintrichology.com/

Norman Baker is a humble hairdresser in a small tourist town where the rich, famous and powerful go to escape their complicated lives, little knowing what simmers just below surface of the sleepy little town. The story of an every man and his essential place in small town life that’s every bit as intriguing and beguiling as a TV drama.