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One Man Guy by Michael Barakiva

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Funny and heartfelt, One Man Guy brings to mind the raucous family humor and gentle romance of My Big Fat Greek Wedding, as told with David Sedaris–style wit

Alek Khederian should have guessed something was wrong when his parents took him to a restaurant. Everyone knows that Armenians never eat out. Between bouts of interrogating the waitress and criticizing the menu, Alek’s parents announce that he’ll be attending summer school in order to bring up his grades. Alek is sure this experience will be the perfect hellish end to his hellish freshman year of high school. He never could’ve predicted that he’d meet someone like Ethan.

Ethan is everything Alek wishes he were: confident, free-spirited, and irreverent. He can’t believe a guy this cool wants to be his friend. And before long, it seems like Ethan wants to be more than friends. Alek has never thought about having a boyfriend—he’s barely ever had a girlfriend—but maybe it’s time to think again.

Goodreads Summary

This progressive novel explores topics that are becoming more mainstream in todays society. It used to be that you wouldnt see many novels written on topics like homosexuality, however as these lifestyle choices become more accepted in society, the market is exploding.

"One Man Guy," is witty and charming in its own way, and even those squeamish on a book of this nature will find something to like in the pages. Those worried that this may be a book of oppression and a lack of acceptance of the homosexual lifestyle need not worry. Barakiva keeps a positive light and doesnt venture into the dark side like many other novels out there. All in all, this is a book about first love, unorthodox or not, and portrays it with a touch of innocence and a load of humor.

3.5 Stars

Reviewed by Chris

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  1. bn100 said...:

    Interesting book topics

  1. Unknown said...:

    I enjoyed this book a bit more than you did. Perhaps it's because it's still a novelty - as much as I hate to say that. For me, anyway. I think Michael portrayed the awkwardness of burgeoning relationships, most especially with young teens dealing with homosexuality. I absolutely loved this book. :)