The Pilgrim's Staff

I am no Rake, protests the anonymous English gentleman whose two hundred year old journal falls into the hands of the prominent Los Angeles based figure painter and avid blogger, David Soames who is skeptical of the author s protestation No Rake Blog and journal soon begin to mirror each other in an exchange that echoes across the centuries As the potboiler romp I am no Rake, protests the anonymous English gentleman whose two hundred year old journal falls into the hands of the prominent Los Angeles based figure painter and avid blogger, David Soames who is skeptical of the author s protestation No Rake Blog and journal soon begin to mirror each other in an exchange that echoes across the centuries As the potboiler romps exuberantly through 18th century Georgian boudoirs, it triggers the intimate memories of a 21st century man reflecting on youth and age.The things change, it seems, the they stay the same At least when it comes to men and sex The Pilgrim s Staff is an explicit, unabashed reflection on the nature of masculine sexuality
The Pilgrim s Staff I am no Rake protests the anonymous English gentleman whose two hundred year old journal falls into the hands of the prominent Los Angeles based figure painter and avid blogger David Soames who is s

  • Title: The Pilgrim's Staff
  • Author: Peter Clothier
  • ISBN: 9781502527
  • Page: 355
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “The Pilgrim's Staff”

    1. Peter Clothier's scurrilously witty new novel "The Pilgrim's Staff" explores lust, lecherousness, and love through the voices of two men from two disparate centuries. David Soames, a contemporary figurative painter living as an ex-pat in Los Angeles, receives a curious package in the mail from an English cousin. Wrapped in layers of tape and memory is the two hundred year-old journal of an English gentleman, who begins his tale with the words,"I am no Rake!" "Rake" is a wonderfully antiquated wo [...]

    2. This book is a revelation inside the minds of two men on intimacy and romance from different centuries. I thoroughly enjoyed the back and forth between David, a writer in our modern era, and Laurence, from the 18th century. Laurence hid the book in his house in the hopes that it would never be discovered. England during the 18th century was not a time of great tolerance. Therefore, Laurence understood that it was not the right time for his book to be revealed to all. About two centuries later, i [...]

    3. In The Pilgrim’s Staff, David, a painter and blogger, becomes in possession of an old journal that chronicles the exploits and musings of an 18th century rake. David begins transcribing the journal and sharing it in his blog, while finding similarities and insight into his own life, while being engaged and entertained by ‘Laurence’s’ stories. I was impressed by the author’s ability to bring to life the 18th century young man's life, he really does a great job of using language and deta [...]

    4. The Pilgrim’s Staff is written as a story within a story. The author uses the discovery of an old manuscript to tell the story of David, an artist and active blogger and the parallel story of Laurence, who lived 200 years before. This technique of switching between the present and the past could be confusing, but the author did a good job of unraveling both characters’ stories. The subject matter could have been quite crass, but the author did an admirable job of keeping it from being pornog [...]

    5. 18th century and today! Comparing two centuries make for a very interesting dissertation of the sexual prowess of the male (and female) of years gone by and now. The love in both the 18th Century with Laurence and Elspeth of the love found with the modern-day artist, David, underlines that lust isn't all there is. This book is not just a "romp in the hay", but the discovery of the men themselves. Written very well by Peter Clothier with humor and honesty, and a believable story edges the reader [...]

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