Sucking Sherbet Lemons (2020)

Sucking Sherbet Lemons Michael Carson Michael Cashman Simon Callow Sucking Sherbet Lemons A classic hilarious coming out novel about growing up in the s can Benson be both gay and Catholic Gay and happy What do you do when you re fat and your obsessions include the Catholic Churc
  • Title: Sucking Sherbet Lemons
  • Author: Michael Carson Michael Cashman Simon Callow
  • ISBN: 9780907633266
  • Page: 165
  • Format: Paperback
Sucking Sherbet Lemons Michael Carson Michael Cashman Simon Callow A classic, hilarious coming out novel about growing up in the 1960s can Benson be both gay and Catholic Gay and happy What do you do when you re fat, 14, and your obsessions include the Catholic Church, doing the right thing, scones and sweets, and other boys and their private parts Well, if you re Benson, you panic and flee, hiding from the flesh as a novice in a monasA classic, hilarious coming out novel about growing up in the 1960s can Benson be both gay and Catholic Gay and happy What do you do when you re fat, 14, and your obsessions include the Catholic Church, doing the right thing, scones and sweets, and other boys and their private parts Well, if you re Benson, you panic and flee, hiding from the flesh as a novice in a monastery Alas, St Finbar s monastery is as full of temptation as the grammar school he d left behind The devils of desire find Benson once again and throw him back into the world from which he d tried to escape Returned to school, Benson is still trying to square the circle of his conflicting enthusiasms and desires This comic epic is a warm, funny, and bold reminder of just how new, and superficial, sexual tolerance in contemporary society really is.
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  1. Robert

    Martin Benson starts the book at 12 13 and is firmly within the Catholic faith s grip as he goes to meetings of the rude club where Eric, and Bruno, and himself have mutual masturbation sessions Benson sees his first ejaculation in the form of Bruno s and comes to want to know about other men He starts to question if he is like the other boys at the all boys Catholic school he goes to Surely, I am the homo he admits to himself as the other boys taunting of him starts to make him feel like he s [...]

  2. Matthew Bright

    At some point about a year and a half ago I bought about fifty different gay coming of age novels from marketplace, and piled them up in a teetering to be read pile Very few of them have actually been worked through yet Sucking Sherbet Lemons is on the most positively reviewed reviews are all four and five stars, and the press seem to view it as a minor overlooked classic About a year ago I started reading it and abandoned it after five pages or so Not because it was bad, per se, but because at [...]

  3. Benjamin

    This book is also published under the title Brothers in ArmsSet somewhere on the coast of the Irish sea, Sucking Sherbet Lemons follows five troubled years of discovery in the life of Martin Benson The story starts when Benson is thirteen years of age, in the late 1950s or early 1960s Following what was school normal practice then, Benson and his peers are referred to by their surnames Benson is the son of a policemen, a Catholic and a seemingly distant man his mother is doting but misguided Be [...]

  4. James

    Although its theme may sound forbiddingly serious, an English adolescent comes to terms with his homosexuality while simultaneously sloughing off the hair shirt of a pious Catholic education in this very funny first novel Fat and unhappy, besotted with guilt and furtive sexual longings, Michael Benson is growing up in a working class neighborhood in a city on the northwestern coast of England in the early sixties A 14 year old compulsive bed wetter, Benson makes up for a dreary existence with a [...]

  5. Sarah

    I love this book, it is wonderfully childlike, vivid and funny I can read it again and again, beautiful.

  6. Ghazzawi

    Light and comical Rich in religious Irish culture Still relatable for those struggling with their sexuality within the confines of religious conditioning.

  7. Joyce

    What appears to be another funny YA book about starting to grow up, Sucking Sherbet Lemons becomes almost another book all together when Benson decides to attend a monastery to escape bullying and his sexual desire for men Benson finds leaving his childhood home does not necessarily give him the freedom he craves Growing up in 1960s Ireland is a limiting experience if you re a male teen who regularly prays to Jesus and attends church to stop thinking about men and constantly bash up against ster [...]

  8. Mandy

    Okay, 2.5 stars, though the writing deserves , the writing was lovely It s what was being written about that I didn t enjoy I m sure there is a market for books full of descriptions of children having consentual sex, but I am just not in that market Actually there was never a point at which I thought that I would stop reading, even when two boys attend an orgy, because I was immersed in the story, It is after I have put the book down, when the power of the writing has faded, that I feel disturbe [...]

  9. Jenny Roth

    I can t fairly rate this book, since I didn t read very far into it Let s just say it wasn t my cup of tea Maybe I was tricked by the citrus themed title, but I was expecting something similar to Oranges are Not the Only Fruit a coming of age tale about a child grappling with the equally confusing worlds of sexuality and religion, complicated by his discovery of his own homosexuality But from what I read Benson s ideas about Catholicism and sexuality were pretty clear cut what I m doing is a sin [...]

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