The philosopher and the lover understand that beauty is only a silvery mist blown by the winds of chance across one's vision. When the eye of the beholder changes, so change the visions that it sees in the mist. Monkeys become swans, swans become monkeys, and all are as real as the love with which they are seen...
When Jason moves with his partner Peter, a model and actor, to live with Peter's father in Los Angeles, he thinks the former Hollywood stuntman, Alders, is as ugly as a monkey. But there is much more to Peter's father than his funny face. Soon, Jason comes to appreciate that brains, as well as passion and masculine energy, can be sexy, too. As their time together passes, Jason finds Peter's good looks less interesting than they had seemed before, and Alder's monkey face less repugnant. And soon Jason realizes that it doesn't matter what the question is.... Love is always the answer....
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Intriguing love story
Entertaining, intriguing, observational
Jason - because I felt at the heart of his dilemma as he slowly came to realize that things were changing in his relationship.
The most memorable was the moment at which Peter discovers the truth about Leonard and Jason - not quite what I expected, but very effective.
It could work either way.... due to its length it's an easy listen in one go. But as it happens, I had to listen to it in two - and it worked fine too.
The more I listened, the more the narration grew on me... very well read.
- Karen P. Inglis