Pat Califia is not for the faint of heart.
His work, some of which has been banned in Canada, has something
to offend almost anyone--explicit sexuality, explicit S/M play,
multiple relationships, all sorts of sexual orientations, gender
play, and that's only touching the surface.
His fiction is hot as hell, intelligent and insightful,
and more than well written enough to not
deserve placement in the literary backwater of Erotica.
Macho Sluts and Melting Point are two of his collections of short
stories, and many of the stories are set in a Lesbian leather
community, where non-monogamous relationships are part of the
distinctly different backdrop.
Note: Califia now has another book of titled
No Mercy. I haven't finished it yet, but I think it's every bit
as good so far.
Hans Unger (email@example.com) rates
Macho Sluts a
8 (Excellent) and says:
I found this book in the Amsterdam public library, and although is
dates from 12 years ago, I liked it very much. The short stories are
very titillating and, maybe just because they take place in a
scene i.e. the lesbian sm community, they are very appealing for a
guy like myself. More than once during the reading of the book,
I wished I were part of the scenes described! Rating 8 out of 10.
Macho Sluts a
10 (Best book available) and says:
his is the hottest book i've ever read. i'm hetrosexual but it's so sexy you wind up wishing you weren't!
It's still my favourite SM read. Story of O is my second favourite.
Kate comes home one day and finds that her
two flatmates, Joe and Sean, in bed together. Sean suggests she
join them. And with that act, Ménage begins the story
of the attempts of the three to formulate a triad.
Being clearly aimed at the erotic fiction market, and suffers
from some of the flaws you might expect from that genre.
The plot and pacing occasionally feel formulaic.
On the other hand,
I found the characters to be a relatively well-defined and
the desciptions vivid and interesting. The sexual situations
vary across the map and are well done.
Of course this book doesn't (and isn't attempting to) portray realistic
models for polyamorous relationships. However, it does
draw interesting characters well enough that it makes a good,
fun, and quite erotic read.
I quite enjoyed it.