Review: ‘The Hunger Gays’ #NSFW

Above: Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games film trilogy

With box office receipts in the hundred million dollar range for the blockbuster movie “The Hunger Games,” fans of erotic romance may (or may not) be interested in reading Nathan Alexander’s interpretation of this popular movie in The Hunger Gays, now on sale at Riverdale Avenue Books.

The Hunger Gays explores a world where men are the objectified gender. This allows readers to see what it’s like to be a man, coming of age in a world where women are dominate.

The book ultimately calls into question what defines masculinity, using traditional elements of erotica to explore masculinity, blurring the lines between what separates a man from being straight or gay.

The Hunger Gays forces its participants to choose a position when they enter the competition: top or bottom. The position determines their fighting method. Our main character, Aspen, is 19 years and not entirely sure what he wants. A central struggle of this story is Aspen forcing himself into the role of a bottom because that’s what he thinks he is. Readers will slowly see that Aspen has top tendencies and sports a very dominant personality.

I enjoyed the mild BDSM-type erotica in the story line but I also never read ‘The Hunger Games’ and it seems an almost identical plot to the film and probably won’t interest die-hard Hunger Games fans. While participants in the ‘games’ represent men from all genres – bears, twinks, skinny, and older – it also emphasizes stereotypes and overall, the book’s structure and syntax is messy. It felt like I was reading an early manuscript that hadn’t been grammar or spell-checked.

Overall, I would recommend the book if you get hard reading erotic fiction. Unfortunately, I would not pay $9.99 for the book.

If you want to check it out, you can find the book here.

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