Author: Alexander Clifford
Release Date: May 12th 2016
Genre: Dark erotica, gay fiction
21yearold Ed leaves his English village for London on a quest for fame, fortune and sex. But
as he starts to conquer the city he discovers his own demons and the darkness of others. As he
travels and pursues lovers he burns out. Will Ed ever find satisfaction or will he drown in the
depths of man soup?
This is a gay coming of age story with some heavy topics and dark erotica themes. It'll make
you hard, and break your heart. You have been warned.
Man Soup is a gay coming of age story. Ed leaves a quiet and peaceful place and goes to London. Now that’s very country mouse meeting city mouse if you ask me. Both geographically and mentally.
Like any “city” it really forces you to grow up, see who you are, see the realities of the world, and makes you deal with the serious cracks in what you thought was a strong self-foundation. The city will sooner spit you out before it coddles you. It’s unforgiving!
That’s Ed and his journey in a nutshell!
This was an interesting and entertaining read. A quick story with steady pacing. We see the highs and lows of the MC and there’s a lot of head shaking and cursing lol.
This was a first time read for me of this author and it was a lot of fun if not frustrating at times… I mean that in the best way!
Ed tippytoed awkwardly down the red steps. He was excited but confused. He came to the
changing rooms and the lockers and was overawed by the energy he felt and saw. All these
men, half naked putting on socks, taking off towels, pulling off shirts like it was the most natural
thing in the world.
It only made him aware of how self-conscious he’d always been, especially around his body and
nakedness. Here were all these fully grown men, some older, some more nubile just changing. Being men. It was like in that moment his mind, his barriers, his awkwardness were all coming
down, he felt suddenly so liberated and excited that he could be proud of his body here. He
could be naked without weird looks or judgment. He could be admired for his body. It all felt so
dirty and wrong and exciting. He eagerly took his clothes off, but didn’t look around much. That must have been a habit from
the PE changing rooms at school. Get dressed quickly. Don’t look around. Don’t get accused of
being gay. Take a sneaky glance here or there but don’t do anything that will make them think
you fancy them. He exhaled loudly. He was almost shivering at the anticipation and excitement
he was feeling. It was like a new fantasy world that he was discovering, well beyond his
About the Author
Alexander Clifford is a young British author. He is very perceptive and curious and has always
been fascinated by practical psychology and what makes people tick. His biggest influences are
Stefan Zweig and Colin Wilson whose writing asks the big questions. Who am I? How can I fit
into the world despite being an outsider? What is it like to really be human? His curiosity led
him to working various jobs in marketing, as a copywriter, journalist, salesperson, estate agent
and masseur. He's also traveled the world to the Caribbean, America and many European
countries. All of this observation and curiosity has given Alexander a wealth of material to write
books that he hopes resonates with you. Social media: Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads
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