halfshellhero's Our Love is Real #1 review

Well.

That happened. If I had to describe this in one word, it would probably be.... real?.... or pure. Pure is more like it. Pure in the sense that all the dialogue is pure, unadulterated spoken thoughts. This book is an exploration in sexuality beyond homosexual, bisexual, or transsexual. They have what I suppose we call bestiality ((although they have the more eloquent term of "zoosexual")), vegisexual ((plant lovers)), and mineralsexuals ((mineral lovers)).

This brings in a lot of dimension to the world as now minerals and plants are now considered sentient life. The book is just a one-shot, but it kind of leaves the whole question of "If animals, plants, and minerals are all considered sentient forms of life, isn't using any of those goods as resources a crime?" How did these people survive? I suppose that was not the focus of the story although a little forward would have been nice. Or maybe an anecdote from a character.

Along those lines, it's nice that there's all these zoosexuals, vegisexuals, and mineralsexuals out in the wild, but what happened to the good ol' heterosexual? Are they a dying breed? Or even extinct? I ask because I hear procreation is a little difficult without them around. Last time I checked, you need genetic material from a male and a female to make a baby. This is the ((assumed)) future though, so I suppose some kind of cloning or artificial birth process could be used.

All in all, this was a thought provoking book, if not just provoking. It hits on a lot of topics that I think people are uncomfortable with talking about, but gives it to you straight. The story still shines through all of the statements on sexuality, and has quite the ending. Bordering on bittersweet, it's more like a calm that is found. If you're in the mood for something different, and I'm talking about more different than changing ice cream flavors, this is certainly worth a flip through.

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Edited by JonesDeini

Finally got this and I can't quite word how I feel about it. I think I'm having such a difficult time expressing my reaction to it because it raises many questions but offers no answers, and you know what. I think that was it's purpose, to provoke thought/dialog.

Posted by HalfShellHero

@JonesDeini: It was quite thought provoking. Not your average read, but it was pretty interesting. Also gives you a great way to start conversations with random people haha

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