Recent Reviews for T S Gray
Chautauqua (Book) - 9/22/2003 11:30:01 AM|
Previously I'd imagined erotica to be, basically, a setup for the titillating stuff ("Jane meets Joe, yadda yadda yadda; let's get to them getting it on, already!"). But Gray helped me journey from giggling voyeurism to true admiration of the potential of the genre.
Sure, there's plenty of steam rising from Chautauqua, and if you're reading this on the bus ride home you may find yourself shifting in your seat quite a bit, or wondering who's reading over your shoulder and whether they can now see through your business clothes to something quite a bit more visceral. But for me the true delight of this book isn't the admittedly proficient, frequent, and imaginative tourneys into matters of the flesh, but how and why we get there.
This one is "Our Town" for grown-ups. We meander down the lovely lanes of a beautiful Southern village, meeting all the quirky people who live and ply their trade there, as well as their relatives and friends who've escaped the confines of small-town, only to find themselves drawn back for one reason or another. We meet not only the young and beautiful, but all the ordinary folks of all ages. We meet the preacher and his wife who cannot forgive herself. We meet a sadly unhappily married woman and her sympathetic best friend. We meet an elderly lady and her adorable little dog, whose small presence twines around through almost all the tales -- just one of the threads binding this community up in complex interconnections from one person to the next; from one couple to their neighbors.
This is not only a sympathetic and often explicit look inside folk's windows; this is a window to their souls. What makes man and woman tick? Why do they seek what pain and pleasure they find? How do they feel about their own inhibitions and exhibitions?
You won't be sorry you peeked in Gray's authorial window!
Dreaming (Short Story) - 10/20/2003 12:02:15 PM
Terri, Good story. Your writing sure held my attention.
waking to your voice (Poetry) - 11/18/2003 12:44:52 PM
I'm impressed: says a lot in so few words. Visit me sometime. ~~Bonnie Q
waking to your voice (Poetry) - 11/15/2003 10:56:55 AM
I love all the emotions too.
waking to your voice (Poetry) - 11/15/2003 5:21:01 AM
I love this poem, the imagery the emotion, excellent!
waking to your voice (Poetry) - 11/14/2003 9:00:36 PM
i loved this reading
so much in so little
waking to your voice (Poetry) - 11/14/2003 6:51:24 PM
luv what you leave to the imagination... well done!
waking to your voice (Poetry) - 11/14/2003 4:58:31 PM
There is a lot left out of this poem, He He Ha Ha
waking to your voice (Poetry) - 11/14/2003 4:12:22 PM
Let me guess someone was late for work after this. Very nice.
Hymn of Advent (Poetry) - 11/14/2003 6:48:19 AM
Uplifting write and wonderfully written. God bless you.
Hymn of Advent (Poetry) - 11/13/2003 10:24:00 PM
an excellent trilogy of poetic thought and structurally well defined poems...
Hymn of Advent (Poetry) - 11/13/2003 6:44:05 PM
Stuynning and Beautiful Seasonal Poetry!!