Review: Bad Idea by Demon Suede

05 January 2014

Bad IdeaTitle: Bad Idea 
Author: Damon Suede
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  Some mistakes are worth making.

Reclusive comic book artist Trip Spector spends his life doodling super-square, straitlaced superheroes, hiding from his fans, and crushing on his unattainable boss until he meets the dork of his dreams. Silas Goolsby is a rowdy FX makeup creator with a loveless love life and a secret streak of geek who yearns for unlikely rescues and a truly creative partnership.

Against their better judgment, they fall victim to chemistry, and what starts as infatuation quickly grows tender and terrifying. With Silas’s help, Trip gambles his heart and his art on a rotten plan: sketching out Scratch, a “very graphic novel” that will either make his name or wreck his career. But even a smash can't save their world if Trip retreats into his mild-mannered rut, leaving Silas to grapple with betrayal and emotions he can't escape.

What will it take for this dynamic duo to discover that heroes never play it safe?

Gay meets Geek in this story of love, sex and comic books.

Have you ever read a comic book?
The fast paced action, ridiculous sounds etc..... Well, this story is like that, and then some.
The dialog is unbelievably manic and confusing, sometimes choppy.
It took me awhile (30%) to actually get a hold of the story and I had to constantly go back to reread parts of it.It was confusing.
There is also a  lot of comic-book and pop culture references and my nerdy self didn't get  half of them.

I loved the characters, they were amusing and witty. Especially Silas.
Funny, smart, sexy and real. I could relate to him.
His struggle weight was something I rarely come across in gay books, a definite breath a fresh air.

Trip was... A real trip and I considered quitting on him a few times. There were some instances where  he was so unbelievably frustrating. Low self esteem, neurosis coupled with  heavy allergies and anxiety over everything.

The interaction between the other characters was well written and flowed naturally, but when it came to Trip And Silas it became so awkward I actually cringed on some parts.
I felt that Silas was more invested than Trip into the relationship, and what more both of them were guilty of not communicating with each other.  Except for the sex, they got that part right.
The sex was hot, smutty, steamy and came with a bunch of ridiculous sounds and metaphors.

 I was part amused, part disgusted...
"Switt. Swiiit-thwit. He bowed hard as the lava burst from him onto his face and shoulder and Trip as well."... you get the drift.

For it's confusing part the book is also full of helpful insights into relationships and life in general.
All in all I liked the story, it was good.
Sexy, romantic, funny and sweet and the ending all but made up for all the bad parts in the book.
I'll be looking forward to reading the next part of the installment when it comes out!

Favorite one-liners:

"Can you please not question me while I'm being incredible"

"He loved the tornado because it took him to OZ"

"Just remember. You cannot go to medical school until you have been arrested at least twice"

"All of the dickiness, none of the dick. Ergo: Unboyfriend."

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