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The Heart of Oscar Prinz by Michael Arram

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I am delighted to welcome popular UK author Michael Arram to the pages of AwesomeDude.com.

Michael comes to us with a truly outstanding novel in 20 chapters, The Heart of Oscar Prinz. While the original draft of this excellent story is available at other websites, we are priveleged to host what is referred to by its author as the "re-engineered" version of the story, a final edition which he is happy with.

Michael joins a select group of other authors who have use AwesomeDude as the medium for getting their new, revised or improved works published to the web.

Watch for a new Michael Arram Author's Page within a few days as well as further stories from him.

Thank you so much, Michael, for joining us and sharing this and further stories with us here at AwesomeDude.

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WARNING ..... CAUTION!

I have to announce that 'The Heart of Oscar Prinz' is addictive and potentially harmful to health if you forget to eat/sleep/breathe while reading. I just completed it, all twenty chapters, at one sitting and my bum is numb as a result.

Great storytelling, a vivid evocation of time and place (complete with a thoroughly believable language for Rothenia!) and complex and sympathetic lead characters. The story stands on its own but will reward those who have followed the Peacher series with further insight into the lives of some of the characters from that series.

To produce such an epic tale is quite an achievement, I'm in awe of Michael Arram's skill. It's great to have him with us here at AD and l look forward to putting my life in danger again when I read another of his stories.

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Hi fellas

Nice place you have here. Like what you've done with it, especially the drapes.

I was excited when the Dude suggested I post here. It gave the motivation to go back and revise the stories that I wrote what seems a very long time ago, so that they all match up ... which they didn't. And Dude does pictures too! I should say that the updated versions are also being uploaded on CRV too, including the at-least-four typos I still missed. Grrr.

The entire corpus will be here in due course. Next up, The Chav Prince ... as soon as I can find a suitable Chav picture. Not easy. There is only one Justin.

As for Suffolk manors ... I've never been to the main Peacher mansion near Ipswich, but I believe it's a Vanbrugh house with a Capability Brown garden. I have been to Haddesley Hall, which has a scruffy deer park and Castringham House, which has a formal parterre garden. Googlie back at you Brit18UK.

Mike

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Perhaps I should start by telling that I'm not what you'd call THoOP's natural audience (a straight woman- yap), so my perspective is probably a bit different to that of most readers here.

I began reading THoOP several days ago, after being completely hooked by the premise. The beginning was promising- I'm not sure weather to attribute it to my being able (as a woman) to identify with Will's shyness and the relatively passive role he takes with Harry, but I think that for the most part, I felt like reading a solid story about a young man coming out, dealing with a first adult relationship and doing a very necessary switch from fantasy to reality.

And then they arrived to Rothenia- and we met Oscar. And Matt. And? the cute gay couple whose names I fail to remember at the moment. And many things happened! Poor me. I just wanted Oscar and Will to have lots and lots gay porn. And fall in love. And then have some more sex (yea, I'm easy to please. Sue me).

THoOP has a slow, solid build up. While at when part of Europe Will loses his virginity and let go of his years-long fantasy, at the other side we meet Oscar ? a pretty boy who fuck in front of the camera for a living. The ground is set for them to meet- for Will's fantasy to ultimately break, for the gravity of Oscar's situation to fully materialize ? for whatever one can expect from two such worlds colliding. Then they do collide, but with plenty other people as well.

Which was the point I gave up on Will and Oscar. Like I said- I might not be this story's natural audience. I really couldn't care less about their friends, and while Rothenia was beautifully detailed, it was just the setting- the background to a future relationship.

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I trust that you are aware of the whole series of Michael Arram books, which you can find at the Best-of-Nifty.org site, reachable by clicking on the button above. There is a whole history behind THoOP that really starts with the first in the series on the Michael Arram list.

Perhaps I should start by telling that I'm not what you'd call THoOP's natural audience (a straight woman- yap), so my perspective is probably a bit different to that of most readers here.

I began reading THoOP several days ago, after being completely hooked by the premise. The beginning was promising- I'm not sure weather to attribute it to my being able (as a woman) to identify with Will's shyness and the relatively passive role he takes with Harry, but I think that for the most part, I felt like reading a solid story about a young man coming out, dealing with a first adult relationship and doing a very necessary switch from fantasy to reality.

And then they arrived to Rothenia- and we met Oscar. And Matt. And? the cute gay couple whose names I fail to remember at the moment. And many things happened! Poor me. I just wanted Oscar and Will to have lots and lots gay porn. And fall in love. And then have some more sex (yea, I'm easy to please. Sue me).

THoOP has a slow, solid build up. While at when part of Europe Will loses his virginity and let go of his years-long fantasy, at the other side we meet Oscar ? a pretty boy who fuck in front of the camera for a living. The ground is set for them to meet- for Will's fantasy to ultimately break, for the gravity of Oscar's situation to fully materialize ? for whatever one can expect from two such worlds colliding. Then they do collide, but with plenty other people as well.

Which was the point I gave up on Will and Oscar. Like I said- I might not be this story's natural audience. I really couldn't care less about their friends, and while Rothenia was beautifully detailed, it was just the setting- the background to a future relationship.

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I trust that you are aware of the whole series of Michael Arram books, which you can find at the Best-of-Nifty.org site, reachable by clicking on the button above. There is a whole history behind THoOP that really starts with the first in the series on the Michael Arram list.

That's great, but... how could I possibly know that?

My introduction to THoOP was the story's page here on Awesome Dude. Nothing was said about a series or any kind of preliminary reading. That's exactly the reason I never begin a series in the middle ? the author and devoted readers may be deeply involved with the minor characters lives and dealings: I hardly know them.

It seems to me that in order to really stand alone, a story should be able to read freely from any additional sequels/prequels.

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