I remember reading social media updates from Sassafras Lowrey while ze was writing this novel, updates that spoke in excited tones about the characters and the way the story was unfolding. Now I know why.
Lost Boi is a retelling of Peter Pan, yes. A brilliant, imaginative, ambitious retelling that replaces pirates with Leather men and mermaids with Femmes. There is magic and kink and fairy dust and flying and through it all there is Pan, the charismatic enigma who pulls everything together.
I enjoyed it for the storytelling, for the character depth and definitely for the kink, leather, BDSM and gender non-conforming elements. Everyone in that story is someone I could have met, or could still meet. I found myself slowing down toward the end of the book because I wasn’t ready for the story to end.
This book is a must read for anyone who cherishes creativity and good writing. It’s also a sure bet for those of us hungry for gender nonconforming characters with depth and complexity. I think in 10 years, we’re going to recognize this novel as a classic in queer literature. I am eagerly awaiting whatever Sassafras has in mind next.
Lost Boi by Sassafras Lowrey gets 5 boots from this reader.
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