Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The Big Book Of Lesbian Horse Stories by Alisa Surkis and Monica Nolan

I came across this book by accident. While mentioning The Big Book of Horse Stories on a thread on LibraryThing, the touchstones brought up The Big Book of Lesbian Horse Stories instead. I couldn't wait to read about lesbian horses!

Just kidding! I knew it would be about lesbian ladies, but I couldn't resist the pulp cover on top of the campy title. Once I started reading I realized it really was just a cute book of short stories about girls and their relationships with horses. The fact that they were homosexuals was almost an afterthought in most of the tales. And the few "sex scenes" included were very PG:

Then they were in the bedroom, and Terry showed Ginger that Silky wasn't the only one she could get to the finish line.

The thing that makes this more than just a book of har har moments is the inclusion of some LGBT history, and how the females evolve to become empowered individuals. Horses and girl power all in one!

Horse fans and lesbian lovers will enjoy this book...if you can get your hands on it. It's out of print and the used copies available come at a high price. I used a gift card given to Corey to purchase my volume -- don't tell! But if you read books digitally the ePub version is still in the normal price range.

P.S. This books counts as my LGBT genre for the Eclectic Reader Challenge.

1 comment:

shelleyrae @ book'd out said...

Hmm an interesting theme for a book!
Thanks for sharing your review for the Eclectic Reader challenge.
Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out