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Through the Valley of the Nest of Spiders Commemorating fifty years as a novelist, Through the Valley of the Nest of Spiders is the first new work in five years by the award winning writer Michael Cunningham calls one of the most profound and courageous writers at work today Like his legendary Hogg, The Mad Man, and the million seller Dhalgren, Samuel R Delany s major new novel Through the Valley of the Nest of Spiders explicit, poetic, philosophical, and, yes, shocking propels readers into a gay sexual culture unknown to most urban gay men and women, a network of rural gay relations with the twist that this one is supported by the homophile Kyle Foundation, started in the early 1980s by a black multi millionaire, Robert Kyle III, to improve the lives of black gay men In 2007, days before his seventeenth birthday, Eric Jeffers stepfather brings him to live with his mother, who works as a waitress in the foundering tourist town of Diamond Harbor on the Georgia coast In the local truck stop restroom, on his first day, Eric meets nineteen year old Morgan Haskell, as well as half a dozen other gay men who live and work in the area The boys become a couple, and for the next twenty years labor as garbage men along the coast, sharing their lives and their lovers, learning to negotiate a committed open relationship For a decade they manage a rural movie theater that shows pornographic films and encourages gay activity among the audience Finally, they become handymen for a burgeoning lesbian art colony on nearby Gillead Island, as the world moves twenty years, forty years, sixty years into a future fascinating, glorious, and sometimes terrifying. Free Download [ Through the Valley of the Nest of Spiders ] Author [ Samuel R. Delany ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – sneakerspear.co.uk

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  1. Just found this review, now I have to read it reminds me speaking of characters, it s difficult to empathize with a father and son named Dynamite and Shit who frequent bathhouses together and are lovers Along with their abusive friend Black Bull and his sex partner whom he keeps in a collar and beats.People have trouble relating to this sort of thing LOL I had no idea Well, you know, I really have to stretch my empathy muscles to care much abou Just found this review, now I have to read it reminds me speaking of characters, it s difficult to empathize with a father and son named Dynamite and Shit who frequent bathhouses together and are lovers Along with th...

  2. I am a huge fan of Samuel R Delany s early Science Fiction novels, Nova and Dhalgren in particular, but up until now I had only ever ventured as far as Triton and never had read anything of his later work although I do own a copy of most of it, I just had not gotten around to read any of it With Through the Valley of the Nest of Spiders his first novel in five years just having been released, it seemed like a good start, and a nice complement to read his latest after having finished one of I am a huge fan of Samuel R Delany s early Science Fiction novels, Nova and Dhalgren in particular, but up until now I had only ever ventured as far as Triton and never had read anything of his later work although I do own a copy of most of it, I just had not gotten around to read any of it With Through the Valley of the Nest of Spiders his first novel in five years just having been released, it seemed like a good start, and a nice complement to read his latest after having finished one of his earliest The Fall of the Towers only a few months ago Through the Valley of the Nest of Spiders...

  3. Ah Is there anything better in a reading experience no emotional connection but cold respect for hard work on the author s part I mean to say that, just because something evidently took a lot of work, doesn t make it a good book To some readers Unfortunately.Certainly to fill an 800 pg tome with little other than sex scenes sexy to no one takes, uh, a very particular yet dubiously practical skillset.Spoilers from here on, maybe I m still typing.Much like Dhalgren, this is one of Delany s Ah Is there anything better in a reading experience no emotional connection but cold respect for hard work on the author s part I mean to say that, just because something evidently took a lot of work, doesn t make it a good book To some readers Unfortunately.Certainly to fill an 800 pg tome with little other than sex scenes sexy to no one takes, uh, a very particular yet dubiously practical skillset.Spoilers from here on, maybe I m still typing.Much like Dhalgren, this is one of Delany s efforts to give the reader the experience of being in a subculture In Dhalgren, his characters live as if in a separate city, one in which communications from the outside come seemingly at random and without information, as if some second invisible city is overlaid over the same place, its citizens living in a different world, in the same place N...

  4. I want to say better things about this novel, because Delany is a hero of minebut it s bad Firstly, I understand the theoretical underpinnings this is moral, theoretically sound, pornography I get that Delany s point is that it is ridiculous for us to say it is okay for someone to lust after one body part and yet feel disgust about others So he leans heavy on the extreme sex, playing on disgust to force us in to a situation where we have to see that The problem is that the endless scenes I want to say better things about this novel, because Delany is a hero of minebut it s bad Firstly, I understand the theoretical underpinnings this...

  5. This is a book that takes porn serious, even after it stops being porn.This is a book in which the main characters get everything they want, living largely outside of electoral politics, scientific developments it s a sci fi novel, but most of the sci fi elements happen without the characters being directly affected by them , and economics as their ways are basically paid for , until they grow old most of them and die And the question is What sort of life can you forge in a post scarcity, This is a book that takes porn serious, even after it stops being porn.This is a book in which the main characters get everything they want, living largely outside of electoral politics, scientific developments it s a s...

  6. What a tough book to read I put this down many a time for something else, as the minutely described sexual perversions of the main characters whose 70 year long relationship is the lodestone of this novel simply become overwhelming You really have to work at liking these guys And then when suddenly the years and decades begin to slip away for the character...

  7. At 804 pages, this is easily the longest book I ve ever read and it was sprawling, titillating, gloriously boring, tediously explicit, shocking and thoughtful and endearing A history of the love of one interracial gay couple, their friends, their families, their sexual exploits which are likely to challenge the biases of most readers , the book sprawls out to consider human nature, our place in the universe, what it means to live in the world, and how memory shapes and twists and changes our p At 804 pages, this is easily the longest book I ve ever read and it was sprawling, titillating, gloriously boring, tediously explicit, shock...

  8. I glanced through the beginning of this it s awful It might have a point, but I m not going to wade through gross gay porn to find it I don t mind sex in a novel if it has a point, but there didn t seem any point save just how gross he could be.

  9. As Internet puppy Charlie Stross blogged the other day, We re living in the 21st century it s not possible to write a novel that seriously explores modern life without a background that includes rapid, cheap international travel the commercial space industry smartphones and the internet and spam social networking sites, ...

  10. In simple terms, one theory for what seems to be the acceleration of time over the progression of life is that time itself tightens, in mathematical proportions, to the total span lived a decade to a twenty year old is a significant chunk of their life, and thus slower than the same decade to a person of sixty Delany s large and insanely powerful novel drives this theory home.A teenager, moving from Atlanta to Diamond Harbour, on the Georgia Coast, has a crazy encounter with nearly every chara In simple terms, one theory for what seems to be the acceleration of time over the progression of life is that time itself tighten...