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An outrageous sexual adventure set in 1930s London from the author of The Low Road We follow Paul Lemoyne on a rake's progress from low life prostitution at the stage door of the Palace of Varieties to the salons and studios of Mayfair; from the bath houses of Bermondsey to the rarefied circles of modern art And behind it all lurks the mysterious figure of Albert Abbott his lover corrupter and Svengali


10 thoughts on “The Palace Of Varieties

  1. says:

    Audible ITBLEWMEAWAYTHE BEST THE VERY BEST OF JAMES LEAR MAYBE BECAUSE OF THE FABULOUS GREAT AMAZING NARRATOR Daniel Carter I love youI spent the whole day yesterday and today listening to this book We have a long weekend in Germany and a nice autumn weather a gold October day We made a motorcycle tour today but I was a very bad companion for my husbandSorry dear Because I was listening to this book and didn't communicate a lot I went through all possible emotions sitting behind his back on our BMW and enjoying the beautiful scenery Porn with tears? No it is not a porn but it is James Lear and it is a very very very graphical and elaborate erotica but I cried even very uietly listening to the last chapter in the evening Already at home I belong normally to those READERS who prefer to read my books I had a period in my life when I listened to MANY audio books but it was my time BEFORE my MM obsession This audio book made me to want I hope I will do it often in the futureI loved this book from the very first page word From the very first sentence from the very first SOUND of Daniel Carter's voice HE IS PERFECT P E R F E C THOW he did it how he played the different roles how he sounded how he MADE the book LIVE and the characters BREATH How he brought to life Paul Lemoyne F A N T A S T I CAs always there are a lot of ALL KIND OF SEX But sex is something that you can't ignore or that you HAVE TO enjoy if you pick up James Lear's books Sex here is not to make a story attractive sex is the story If you don't like a great and the best homo eroticism the genre can give you if you could very easily be annoyed by EXTREME SEX scenes skip it YOU HAVE TO LOVE GRAPHICAL SEX to love the book though it is not just sex I love the writing of James Lear ENORMOUSLY For me he is Nabokov of gay eroticaBe prepared if you decide to read it The memoirs of Paul Lemoyne a male prostitute with ups and downs set at the end of 1930s in London HOT POIGNANT BRILLIANTLY WRITTEN AND VERY PROVOCATIVEAnd this voiceOMG HIGHLY RECOMMENDED


  2. says:

    The author definitely knows how to write a good porn I'll give him that It's so daring and blatantly filthy that at no point does it feel repetitive I honestly admit that the first part of the audiobook was keeping me dry mouthed hot and bothered But the second part did start to tire me outEven though I knew it's not a romance I still expected something I don't know some sort of development or a mystery or a love affair Something to keep me interested on a deeper level but it was like listening to the memoirs of a male whore intriguing and arousing but tiring and empty after a while I needed something profound As the main character says himself I'm sure the reader is as weary of my stupidity as I am Those were my thoughts at the 34 mark However the last 25% of the book turned out to be uite thought provoking It had summed up the life of a vain young man with its ups and downs wrong choices and conseuences that followed For one brief moment there I held my breath and nearly got teary eyed with the tiny light of hope But it got suashed down as uickly as it had appeared In the end I found the story sad The phrase that comes to mind is 'filthy acuisitions' in life Greed desperation the naive belief of one's might and superiority fleeting pleasurable existence that often than not leads to a ruin A wasted youth and perhaps a wasted life The author is wise enough to leave the rest to our imagination But it had left me heavy hearted and despite the enormous amount of sex in a book dissatisfied and slightly depressed I want to mention the narrator though Daniel Carter has done a really good job here in my opinion His voice and a crisp British accent was perfect for the story and a protagonist I'm afraid had I read the actual book I wouldn't have found the patience to finish it He gets the extra credit 35 stars


  3. says:

    Pretty classic James Lear and I love the way he does this kind of story Definitely loved it as an audiobook I was craving Daniel Carter's gorgeous English accent nobody reads James Lear the way he can so matter of fact it truly works


  4. says:

    James Lear is a clever writer It's no secret that his books are filled with sex hot man on man sex to be exact view spoileryes of course this book features some water sports sex with cops humiliation bath houses sucking polite dub con and hide spoiler


  5. says:

    Sex debauchery and every conceivable thing in between Something I've come to enjoy in James Lear's stories No exception in the depravity stakes which makes for the whole point of readinglistening to The Palace of VarietiesJames Lear has a wonderful turn of phrase through out his writing I did not stop to sniff any of these way side flowers I did however feel a little less satiated by this tale It seemed to lack a real conclusion or finality Maybe there will be to tell of the tale of Paul Abbott The bitter sting that society reserves for those it casts out Ah well I have learned the error of my ways and that should satisfy any reader so misguided as to search for a moral in these immoral memoirs of mine Before you venture into a James Lear novel you need to know that they are not for everyone's tastes I however do enjoy them3 12


  6. says:

    I’m surprised that this book hasn’t been discovered as the gay “Fifty Shades Of Grey” yet Yes folks it’s just that filthy I couldn’t read this book in public because embarrassing so I kept an erection 99% of time I was reading it Leave your morals at the door and be prepared for a no holes barred spermy piss soaked reading experience you won’t soon forgetThis is the story of hunky big dicked Paul Lemoyne who leaves his humble life in a tiny English village for life in the big city London It’s 1930 he’s a young virile man and he’s flat broke and as you might suppose young Paul does resort to turning tricks and in turn is soon the most celebrated male whore in the city of London for several years If you’re looking for one of those prostitute with a heart of gold type of stories this is not it Not saying that the main character is a monster or a bad person but Paul Lemoyne has few redeeming ualities as a human You will find yourself rooting for him toward the end of the book and hoping he’ll find someone that will love him for him and not just for his huge penis bottomless arsehole or complete willingness to do absolutely anything when it comes to sexJames Lear is a pseudonym for author Rupert Smith See my review of Man’s World


  7. says:

    375This is very raunchy with a little bit of anything which means it really is not for everyoneA very long dark erotic tale A gritty historical with dub con non con and super kinksI listened to the audiobook It took a while to get used to the narrator but then I enjoyed it


  8. says:

    A sexy interesting story


  9. says:

    In this departure from previous work James Lear delves into the psyche of a morally bankrupt young man as he discovers and rampages the backroom gay scene of London in 1935 This wonderfully written and beautifully executed story is almost lost in the wealth of sex and degradation that fills the pages The lack of redemption for the main character of Paul will inevitably turn some readers away while the author’s masterful handling of the prose will compensate for others Overall this is a powerful and graphic depiction of seedy gay life through the eyes of a sex addict with a small dose of morality although some will argue Paul is without any redeeming ualitiesPaul arrives in London with barely any money to his name and is introduced to the world of rent boys almost immediately when engaging two wealthy men in a gentleman’s bathroom This opens Paul’s eyes to possibilities as he supplements his meager income from a theatre with some behind the building activities From slums to palaces Paul experiences the best and worst within the rarified airs and the lowest ghettos His incredible appetite for sex and lack of inhibitions combined with his surprising naïveté cast Paul into a uniue world as he plays out his porn filled fantasiesPaul Lemoyne is a young man with no education or prospects but is clever intelligent and willing to do anything to survive His voracious appetite for sex is enhanced by his lack of boundaries He will degrade himself and others to no end for the brief release and high of sex Paul is an engaging and fascinating character taken through the pits and valleys of life as a rent boy He makes uite a bit of money with his clients able to uickly and easily discern what makes them happy and delivering with a rare flair and delight for his work Unfortunately Paul spends and looses his money as easily as he makes it thus starting a long line of foolish decisions that he inevitably never learns fromThe story is incredibly well written as the author has a uniue gift for language and prose The vivid descriptions of London at the time shine through in both its glory and sualor The graphic nature of the sex may be disturbing for some but other than the sheer volume of the scenes the explicit erotica didn’t offend The book is littered with sex filled to the brim with scene after scene each one inventive and designed to show the depths Paul will sink to in his voracious appetite for sexual gratification There is nothing too taboo and the kinkier the better for Paul He flirts with crime but never develops a real taste as his thoughts are consumed with sex and the procurement of such He has no preference over his lovers giving sex for free or for payment depending on his level of satisfaction and intelligence at the timeOften Paul becomes besotted with various characters in the book men who revolve around his orbit in the world All of these men use Paul to some degree rending him blind to their motives and lack of true feeling He is kept on a string by his own attachment and need for love yet carelessly breaks and ruins the few opportunities offered for somewhat healthy relationships His need for sexual gratification rules his life just as his lack of connection to people cause him to follow others’ control most notably Albert Abbott Paul never learns from his mistakes and displays a lack of moral integrity and compassion Paul indulges gluttony and avarice to their very core and allows the hedonistic lifestyle to overwhelm his every thoughtPaul’s tale is fabulously written and explores a darker seedier side to gay sex that is often degrading humiliating painful shocking and ultimately fascinating This nonstop thrill from one trick to the next from Paul’s eyes has hints of deeper pain and need but is hidden underneath a thoroughly dirty sexual romp Paul is easy to judge and dislike as are the wealth of unsympathetic characters that drift in and out of the story Liked or not Paul is a riveting character with an engaging voice and relentless pursuit for sex to his own demise I’m not sure if I enjoyed the book but it was well worth reading


  10. says:

    This book is available in a Kindle editionSet in London between the two World Wars this tale of sex and debauchery is an amusing and often poignant picture of life at the time and the hypocritical figures that populated the upper echelons of society and the artsThe book is as much a social commentary as a tale of Paul’s sexploitation The sheer variety of all the different personalities he fucks not just their size or sexual proclivity adds to the enjoyment The chapters on the Russian artist Boleslavsky and the inspiration behind some of his “masterpieces” are amusingly drollA rake’s progress or in this case a whore’s progress the narrator grows from a rebellious eighteen year old run away through a life of ease and fame back down again to be reborn as an adult going off to warWhile I enjoyed his better known book “The Back Passage” I found this one had a lot meat to chow down on