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  • Author:
    Gordon Merrick
  • ISBN:
    1555832946
  • ISBN13:
    978-1555832940
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  • Publisher:
    Alyson Books (November 1, 2000)
  • Pages:
    328 pages
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The Quirk by Gordon Merrick. Sometimes feelings that you think you shouldn’t have are more than just a quirk. Rod has thrown himself into the life of the bohemian Parisian painter

The Quirk by Gordon Merrick. Rod has thrown himself into the life of the bohemian Parisian painter. His output as an artist flows readily from his brush as he breezes through brief dalliances with women on the Left Bank, seeking pleasure and satisfaction before anything else. At least, he thinks so. Until he meets an attractive male model who will forever change him and the way he thinks about love. At first, Rod assumes their trysts are simply a quirk, a twist on the rendezvous he has had with girls throughout his time in Paris.

William Gordon Merrick (3 August 1916 – 27 March 1988) was a Broadway actor, wartime OSS field officer, best-selling author of gay-themed novels, and one of the first authors to write about homosexual themes for a mass audience. William Gordon Merrick was born in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia. His father, Rodney King Merrick, was a manager of a truck company who eventually became a bank manager.

Although Gordon Merrick fictionalized the names of characters and some events, he in no way exaggerated Rod’s physique or prowess. If you’d like to communicate with him about The Quirk, or about his real-life adventures (which top many of those in the book), his online identity is basque9. 5 people found this helpful.

Your time is too precious. You warned me how it must be. You must make a little money so that at least we’ll have a place to live. Oh, God, darling ut you so much that I’m not working well. What do I do about that?. You must start to think of me very tranquilly–I wait for you and love you–oh, yes, my dear, so very much. I–yesterday was– He heard the catch in her voice and found it difficult to speak himself. God, yes. Everything. Are you really–I mean, I’m nuts about yo. .

Sometimes feelings that you think you shouldn’t have are more than just a quirk Rod has thrown himself into the life of the bohemian Parisian painter.

Gordon Merrick broke new ground that has only recently become fertile.

The Quirk tells the story of Rod, a handsome, rich artist whose casual affair. Gordon Merrick broke new ground that has only recently become fertile. Deeper probing into Merrick's works will undoubtedly yield richer understandings of the complex social dynamics that construct networks of control over human sexuality. Books by Gordon Merrick. Mor. rivia About The Quirk.

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The Quirk" tells the story of Rod, a handsome, rich artist whose casual affair with an attractive male model may be more than just a "quirk" to be discounted along with his affairs with women.

Select Format: Paperback. The Quirk" tells the story of Rod, a handsome, rich artist whose casual affair with an attractive male model may be more than just a "quirk" to be discounted along with his affairs with women. Format:Mass Market Paperback. ISBN13:9780380389926. Release Date:July 1978.

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Voodoolkree
If you are reading, or have read “The Quirk,” you may be interested to know the book is actually biographical. The principal character, Rod, a good friend of mine, had been trained as a paratrooper, but because of his fluency in French, was stationed in post-war Paris to work in classified coded communications. Although Gordon Merrick fictionalized the names of characters and some events, he in no way exaggerated Rod’s physique or prowess. Rod is still alive and well and posts regularly on several websites. If you’d like to communicate with him about “The Quirk,” or about his real-life adventures (which top many of those in the book), his online identity is basque9.
SING
Love this author...one of the first writers I found that expressed the loving relationships between gay men in such a beautiful manner. Read his Perfect Freedom...but grab a hanky for the end!!!
ALAN
I discovered this book when i was in high school and it was the first book that let me know I was normal, and not the only person like me. I lost my copy and had been waiting to find one that was not a reprint but one like I had, thank you.
Vizil
Gordon Merrick is the Jackie Collins of gay fiction. Politically incorrect, yet so much fun!
Crazy
I was a quivering 18 year old looking at the bookrack of my local drug store when I saw this book. I noticed the cover art and the strange title. I read the first three pages and immediatly knew I needed it.
The story of two excessively sexy and talented men who finally find true love in each others arms had me quaking. Sure, this is not great literature. It is, in fact, a bodice-ripper without the bodices. But when you are a young man living in a steel town in southwestern Ohio, you can be blown away by a book where true love between men wins out.
This book has some of the faults of the genre. Everyone is beautiful, sexy and constantly aroused. You can telegraph the ending ten pages into it. The obstacles to getting to the ending can sometimes seem far-fetched. But obviously the most important thing is the underlying romance.
A bit of a period piece now as the action is set in pre-AIDS times. But still worth the price of admission. And if you happen to be reading a used copy with an "M" (for mature) written into the top of the pages, just smile and think of me.
Bad Sunny
I have read other Gordon Merrick books, and this is how they all seem to go:
*The first male-male encounter is incredibly long and well-detailed.
*The men from that tryst get it on many other times, but it is summed up in a sentence or two.
*At some point, the couple may drift apart and do things with someone else. When that happens, you can count on more detail again, although it still won't equal the first scene.

So if you are coming to Merrick for erotica, you will find the majority of it within the first 25% of the book. Having said that, I found the first full encounter between main characters Rod and Patrice to be quite beautiful. More so than any love scene I have read in any other book, ever. The ebb and flow of it is pitch perfect.

As for the rest of the novel, Merrick's prose is never less than passable. Maybe not his finest, as there were parts I struggled to read, whereas I coasted through THE LORD WON'T MIND and FORTH INTO LIGHT. Still, for that first love scene with Rod and Patrice alone, it deserves to be read.