Andy Stevenson vs The Lord of the Loins
Sequel to A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to My Sexual Orientation
by Kage Alan
Kage Alan continues his coming-of-age tale in Andy Stevenson vs The Lord of the Loins. It
is still 1989, and Andy Stevenson is eager to assume his new identity as a gay man when he enters
his sophomore year of college. In the first book, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to My Sexual
reviewed on Myshelf.com), Andy at last comes to terms with his sexual identity. In this next
installment, readers are introduced to two of Andy's best friends: fellow novelist-to-be Ryan,
and Miss Kim, a buxom black woman who has her eyes on Andy's new love interest, Tristan, the blond
Adonis poet. But that's the least of the complications in this new story. Tristan doesn't believe
in commitment and actually wants to introduce Andy to the joys of one-night stands among his friends.
Meanwhile, Andy finds he's falling for half-Asian Alan who wants monogamy. Besides trying to deal
with his romantic life, Andy applies himself to his classes, begins a novel, and keeps his friends
from going for their throats or his.
Still writing in a witty autobiographical style, Kage Alan has created a comic, romantic romp
that is very tasteful. It is probably the better book of the two about Andy Stevenson because it
has a stronger plot. Though the author continues to make acerbic observations about people and
institutions, there is more story here. And, like its predecessor, it starts off in the same stand-up
comedy vein, but doesn't rely on it to support the story—the plot does just fine by itself.
July 10, 2008|
1934841005 / 978-1934841006|
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NOTE: Reviewer Janie
Franz is the author of Freelance Writing: Itís a Business, Stupid!and co-author of
The Ultimate Wedding Reception Book and The Ultimate Wedding Ceremony Book.