A seduction of words -and teacups

The Train of Arousal - James Lusarde

Based on several rave reviews I was intrigued by the very idea of this story. Two strangers meet on a train and a seduction of words takes place. I love the romance of trains, the whole idea of this is sexy to me, I love the idea of meeting someone and living for the moment, where the past and the future don’t matter. I guess that’s what I expected to get from this story –and maybe a bit of s-e-x. But that’s not what this is about, this is about words, and seduction and mystery and it didn’t entirely work for me.

I will say that the writing is wonderful -lots of quote-worthy passages and in all honesty if I’d had more experience with short stories I probably would have enjoyed this more, as it was though I just came away frustrated –what, that’s it!?

s all in the hunt, not in the act. If I'm left with all these questions though, left wanting more, than this story was probably better then I first realized. s not hungry and releases him leaving him with the memory and the mystery.

So yes, a beautiful piece of writing, maybe not for everyone but worth the time it will take to read and reach your own conclusion. Cheers.

‘I like to talk. You might have noticed.’
‘I like to listen. You might have noticed.’
‘I like a man who listens. It’s romantic.’
‘I like a woman who talks. It’s arousing.’
‘There’s something I want to do with you,’ I smiled.
‘I was hoping you would say something like that.’

Thanks James
**A copy was generously provided by the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.