“Two for Her Two for Him: All Four Parts of the Erotic Romance Novella” is the third book I have read by Leon Kastel. This eBook novella is offered by Amazon Kindle. At approximately 80 pages, or about 20 pages in each of the four character’s parts of the book, it offers good variety in viewpoint and interaction.
Very entertaining! Read it for erotic interaction and the psychological dynamics necessary to function in our often hypocritical society. There is no crime and only a small amount of action in this novella, different for Kastel. Instead it is more erotic, romantic and psychological. The humor is there but less so than his “Lost Yacht Pirate Love Colony.”
“Two for Her Two for Him: All Four Parts of the Erotic Romance Novella” is well structured for reading all at once or in four separate sittings. This book provides a look at marriage long term from the erotic viewpoint. Leon Kastel sometimes writes from a playwright’s viewpoint to my mind, but it certainly is fun.
The characters are a married couple George and Martha and their respective love interests Virginia and Edward. None of the characters has any criminal or sexually predatorial features, but they respond to one another in humanly familiar circumstances. The author combines believable 性商店 coincidence with relatively common American responses to present a story line that is interesting and full of erotic interactions.
The erotic interactions in themselves are not so exotic but they are made endearing and interesting as a part of the character interaction – genuine and believable.
This eBook “Two for Her Two for Him: All Four Parts of the Erotic Romance Novella” has Kastel dealing again with culturally germain questions of heterosexual politics and American social psychology. He has done this in an entertaining and erotic fashion.
Philosophically speaking Leon Kastel could risk being seen as a cynic and a sensationalist – but his themes are still forgiveably human. The warmth is there, just a bit comic. Kastel scores again for me with an Amazon Kindle eBook novella.
This book was described in passing as an updated version of “Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice” that was popularized by Hollywood some 30 years ago. But this book is definitely not about swapping between married couples. And as far as “Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice” weighed the problems of erotic openness with other partners, even as far as group sex in one bed, this book uses privacy and at least some degree of discretion as its situational backdrop.
Kastel’s use of the names George, Martha, Virginia and Edward for the main characters suggested Edward Albee’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” to me initially. But there is very little sharing of those themes. Where Albee’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” uses the erotic themes for the dynamics of hostile aggression and power in relationships by manipulation and threat of extra-marital sexual interaction, under the influence of alcohol.