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Desire and Devour, Stories of Blood and Sweat

Desire and Devour, Stories of Blood and Sweat - Jeff Mann 3,5 starsThere is nothing that is not dual in those 7 stories, no feeling, no character trait without its opposite, no situation that a gesture doesn't contradict...It begins in the 18th century in Scotland where Derek Maclaine and Angus McCormick are two rough warriors tenderly in love. It goes on throughout centuries whith Derek exploring his attraction to beefy, hairy men and his urge to control and subdue, lavishing his tender and brutal attention on mortals, reveling in his vampiric powers and never overcoming his feeling of loss. It explodes in the last story, the magnificent Black Sambuca that comes to full circle and offers a promise of solace.Something I can't really pinpoint kept me from completely giving in to the flow and most stories threw me off balance but I still liked Desire and Devour. It was as unsettling and beautiful as the duality it explores.