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1 Tuesday, 31 August 2010 1 28 1
1 Hi Andrej

just finishing reading Italy Brothers enjoyed Corporal, Tano and Maso story but didn't really get into Enrico story.

also finish reading The Odd Couple. that was such a cute love story. I really enjoyed all the chapters.

reading more comments to see what I should read next. thank you for making the stories. one thing I like besides the sex is the story. it is so interesting leading up to the deed.

bye for now

joey ; )

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1 Wednesday, 23 June 2010 1 27 1
1 I really liked "The Odd Couple" very much, Andrej, and easily identified with it - I have been half in love for many years with a muscular straight boy exactly half my age who is a football coach. In the 10 years we have known each other I am the only guy he has ever had sex with. He loves me in his own straight way but he has a girlfriend and he is scared of what will happen to his coaching job if the school finds out he likes cock. Life imitates art!

The only critical comment I have about This story regards the accent (Piggi I think). I found it a little hard to understand at times and it sounded more Scotch/Irish to me than northern Italiano. Personally, I think it is a mistake to try and capture accents and dialects in writing. They can sometimes difficult to interpret and can frustrate the reader..."what the hell is he trying to say?".

Ciao ciao

John J

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1 Saturday, 05 June 2010 1 26 1
1 Hi,

I have read quiet a few from your website. They are "a spy can be in love"; "I was robbed, or was I"; "a fairy tale?"; "the odd couple"; "I, the presidents son"; and "international secret service". All of these were amazing stories to read and I have now been hooked to your stories.

I have only found your stories about a week ago but i spend all my free time reading them. I even get so carried away that sometimes I have even steyed up till 4:00am to finish a story as I do not want to stop reading.

Hope all is well.

Simon

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1 Monday, 03 November 2008 1 25 1
1 I am amazed at how many stories you have available.

I read "The Odd Couple" this evening and really enjoyed it. I look forward to checking out more of your stories.

Again, many thanks for sharing them.

m.m.

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1 Tuesday, 26 August 2008 1 24 1
1 Hi

I just read you story 'An Odd Couple' and am quite impressed and would like to read more of you stories.

Looking forward to reading more, I'm sending my best regards,

Flemming

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1 Friday, 28 December 2007 1 23 1
1 I've read The Odd Couple and A Thousand Loves at nifty. I can say I like them both but the odd couple is one of the best I've ever read. So I want to read the other works of yours.

that John who wrote you on June 2007, understood nothing of your characters, he is totally wrong, and just preching his infinite wisdom.

sorry for my clumsy words

l.h.

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1 Thursday, 15 November 2007 1 22 1
1 Hi Andrej,

good morning, evening or night.

I have only just stumbled across The Odd Couple on nifty.org and am enjoying it so much that I decided to check out your site. I am some what of a slow reader, that and when I really like certain parts I tend to re-read them.

In short I loved your story, every bit of it. I often look for story's that have more a story than the usual rump in the bedroom thou I do enjoy those to. I often look for authors that tell great tales and a wonderful way of telling them. even if it doesn't end how I want it too.

What was different about your tale was not just it's writing but also the translation of it made it a fun read.

You are now among my list of to read authors. I loved the way you wrote your characters and showed how they grew (evolved) and still kept their own roles.

The way you showed the development of the relationship and Maurizio's learning and growing what I wouldn't give for a man like that not because of the whole straight guy meets gay guy but because of the way you wrote how he thought and how Stefano would overcomplicate things. It was beautifully written.

Even the bit with Renato's fight showed not a surprising but definitely a good and strong resolution of that possible loose end. As was the one dealing with Nathalia.

I truly enjoyed reading your tale and look forward to reading more of your stories.

With friendly regards,

Cain
A very pleased fan

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1 Wednesday, 06 June 2007 1 21 1
1 Dear Andrej

I've read most of your stories - well, the ones available in English or French. It would be interesting to read the Italian originals

Many of the stories are touching and deal with real human issues. This has a real liberating force. The love interest is more engaging than the sexual interest

The treatment of crises is generally good and inventive - and there is a real enlivening of the text when the plot is rendered more complex

I find the endless and repetitive sex scenes dreary and adding almost nothing. This has made me think what is at the heart of the 'turn on'. It is always some telling detail

I have no difficulty with the notion of 'the turn on': I mean only that thing that attracts, excites - the gesture, some quality, some 'reminder'... It participates in the nature of the poetic. Frequently this - 'the ting' - is unexpected, is it not? We are caught unprepared. So that it is not merely a matter of type - or sexual technique, for that matter

In this respect the sex scenes aren't sufficiently differentiated - and the same applies to the characters. I find many of the older characters - with their tendency to impose various moral imperatives - rather unpleasant, mean even. It is their awakening to life and possibility that is often at stake - but I wonder if it is the 'sexual giving' that is the true sign of any real development or something else. The fact that men can love each other should not come as any surprise - but what is it that we love in each other? A thousand ejaculations doesn't necessarily take anybody anywhere - mostly to tedium

I endorse your position on the middle class - with its public respectability and private squalor, even its fondness for the illicit. But there is a problem where the love interest is itself constructed in these terms - as if the working class/street boy/farm boy/thief (the wild/the innocent) is the site of redemption of the unfulfilled or 'restricted' middle class man/professional/authority figure.

The recuperation of an aspect of the self through the love object is the interesting theme. And it is your refusal of the refusal that is good - if my remark makes sense. I could point to many examples ...

The story of the boy who talks to the boy in the coma (in "A Thosand loves, On Love") - and makes love to him - is an extreme case of the finding of the repressed or abandoned self in the other. But what to make of the older man (in "The Odd Couple") who, having lost his lover of many years standing, returns to his home city and takes up with the removalist? While I found this story of great interest this older man represents an instance of what I'm calling meanness - and an assumed self-superiority that seems hardly justified. It is the boy who, despite everything, has retained his 'aliveness', not the older man - and a moral force that is driven from within not by moral dictates or calculation

For the moment, my best regards

John

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1 Wednesday, 17 January 2007 1 20 1
1 Dear Andrej,

I've read one of your story, "The Odd Couple"

well, I think that it was a really nice story, the pace was kind of slow, but it wasn't too slow so the readers wouldn't get bored with it :) ... I love Maurizio character, I think that you've succeeded in describing of a selfish yet affectionate person in this story :)

the other thing I want to comment is the ending part, I think that it seemed kind of rush to settle things between Maurizio and Stefano, especially that Stefano found out about Maurizio's encounter with another woman, but all in all, your story is very good and I think that you are an excellent writer :)

Love,

Dizzy

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1 Thursday, 1 June 2006 1 19 1
1 Dear Andrej:

Thank you for your stories. I read some of your stories and enjoyed them a lot ("The odd couple" for instance, beautiful, sweet and hot. The character of the naive boy is great. Pity don't find one similar!)

Thanks again, Fusco

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1 Monday, 24 April 2006 1 18 1
1 Hi, Andrej

I read your story the odd couple. I really loved it. How is it possible that emotions & relations expressed so deeply? It is as if they are alive & you are there to see them. To feel their every emotion. I loved the sex also but it was more act of love than sex.

BE HAPPY & BEST WISHES
Yani

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1 Friday, 10 February 2006 1 17 1
1 Dear Andrej,

I have followed your story "The Odd Couple" with the greatest pleasure. It is a wonderful love story. Now I have followed the link to your web page. I look forward to reading your other stories in english. Please keep translating the rest. You have a great gift.

Thanks

Henry

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1 Saturday, 21 January 2006 1 16 1
1 Hey, Andrej,

I finished The Odd Couple and it was very sweet. I'm happy it turned out that way. I love it. Your story made me cry a couple of times. I had feelings for the characters, like they were real people, which I need to have in a story to get my head into it, so to speak. Anyway, I think your writing is great. Any translation problems are very minor, and I think you're awesome. For some reason, the way it was translated reminded me of a series of books I read about a totally different subject - the author was Giovanni Guareschi and he wrote about a character named Don Camillo, a priest, and the comic adventures he had. I know I'll enjoy reading your other stories, and I'll definitely write you about how I feel.

Thanks,

Norma

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1 Wednesday, 18 January 2006 1 15 1
1 Hi Andre;

I enjoyed 'The Odd Couple' very much, it's a great story. You develop your characters very well, without focusing so much on 8 inch dicks on 11 yr old boys, which is physically impossible in my book.

Most of us are average sized anyway, although I'm beginning to think that guys with large dicks are gay and the rest of the str8 men have medium sized dicks... lol. I know I was standing in the wrong line when they were giving out big dicks, but that's not what the story is about now, is it.

Keep up the great writing,

steve

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1 Friday, 13 January 2006 1 14 1
1 Hey Andrej,

Well, I finally finished Goldfinch. I loved the parts about all the 'good' men who loved each other, but I found the rape scenes a bit heavy. I understand that they were necessary for the story, but I m not that rough myself, and I had to move on quickly.

I see that you posted another story - The Odd Couple. Sounds like my kind of thing, even though there is a great difference in ages between the main characters. Of course, not being able to see them, lessens the difference, so I go along and enjoy it.

Best wishes and much love, my friend. You do good stuff.

Alastair

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1 Friday, 13 January 2006 1 13 1
1 Dear Andrej

I have just finished reading your story "The Odd Couple" which I found to be quite wonderful. You have a very unique and profound understanding of people and this comes through in everything that you write - particularly in this story.

I can tell, by having read your work that you are one of those unique people who have been through the emotional roller coaster of life and have ended up with so much more than when you started on your journey. Too many people are crushed both mentally and physically by life and it is good to discover somebody who has grown in spite of adversity. I am in awe of your achievements particularly when I consider that your native language is not English but Italian.

I can't describe my feelings about your work exactly but I have to say that "The Odd Couple" moves me more than anything I have read in a very long time. I actually think the word "fantastic" is not adequate to describe your writing. The words, beautiful, touching and profound also come to mind. You should be very proud of what you have accomplished.

I also read everything that you had on your website about the Nazi holocaust. Your organisation and presentation of this material was exceptional and it made for compulsive reading. I often found my heart stopping in horror at the stories of some of the things that happened to people during those days (the poor boy who saw his lover torn to pieces by German Shepherds for instance) - the inhumanity of some people never ceases to amaze and horrify me. I think it is good that you have placed this material online to remind us all of what suffering others had to endure if only to remind us of our responsibilities to others less fortunate than ourselves and to remind us how lucky we are to live in these relatively enlightened times.

Ciao for now

SB

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1 Tuesday, 10 January 2006 1 12 1
1 Dear Andrej

I have just finished reading your story'The Odd Couple'. Your writing was so beautiful and so moving. You have made Stefano and Mauizio real people for me, and I can't get them out of my mind. Part 3 was such an unexpected joy when they begin to find each other and to begin a jorney away from their pain together.

I am an older gay man who is attracted to people much younger than myself, so it all rings true to me. I love classical music and am a professional Opera singer and actor. I also love to teach singing. I also love to write but I have not yet had to courage to post any of my stories.

Thank you for giving me such joy. You have a real talent for writing. Good luck and please keep on writing. It is wonderfull to read such a work full of hope, when the world is in terrible conflict.

Regards

Kevin

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1 Saturday, 7 January 2006 1 11 1
1 the odd couple" - a very nice story......
thank you for the time and effort to bring happiness to others......
and a lot of work went into your website

Thanks

Tom

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1 Friday, 6 January 2006 1 10 1
1 Sir,

I just stumbled across your story "The Odd Couple" and was immediately carried away by it. At the end of reading it, I knew that my initial excitement was well merited: This is very fine writing, filled with detail, understanding and wisdom. I look forward to reading your other stories as they appear.

Peter

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1 Tuesday, 11 October 2005 1 9 1
1 Hi Andrej,

The Odd Couple - another wonderful story Andrej. This is without doubt the most beautiful of your stories that I have read. On a scale 1 to 10 I give it 10!!

The main characters were wonderful, both of them. Dear Maurizio certainly endured a lot of suffering to get his "man".

I read "Double shunt" on Friday and found it most humorous.

Have just read "Forceps Mark" and loved it, although I must admit I skipped a lot of the "graphic" bits.

Hugszz,
Brian.

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1 Monday, 8 July 2002 1 8 1
1 i've always loved your site: particularly the stories. I visit regularly. I just wish I could read Italian so I don't have to wait for the stories to be translated.

I've been waiting for years for the story "La strana coppia" (The Odd Couple) to be translated into English. Once upon a time you had a few chapters done in English but they disappeared. Any chance of getting the story translated soon?

Aryeh

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1 Friday, 5 November 1999 1 7 1
1 i like almost all of your stories... They're well written.

Unfortunately I don't know italian and can't help u with your translations.

Any chance of translating the story. 'The Odd Couple' in the near future? I read the first few parts and thought it was excellent as well.

Steve

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1 Sunday, 21 March 1999 1 6 1
1 Dear Andrej,

Such a strange name for an Italian...

3/19/99: New stories on Nifty and ASSGM always make me visit your WEB site as I know that I can get a better copy, easier from the downloads. While I'm there I scan for anything else available and I found "The Odd Couple". Wonderful, wonderful. But not done! Please put it on the top of your list to finish. I even tried to read the Italian, totally unsuccessfully.

3/20/99 I spent most of today -- which was a beautiful day - indoors glued to the tube. My reward was "The Puppets Theatre" the most complex, perverse and charming tale of yours I have read to date. I admit I did get an hour and a half in the sun by the pool after Ugo (part 3) because I was very disturbed. It didn't seem like one of your stories. Of all the characters I still feel bad only for Ugo so the ending was bittersweet.

I have the Soul in the Cellular and the Kea Tribe to read but I must digest Puppets Theatre first. I'm not sure I won't have bad dreams. I'm absolutely sure I'm glad that I read it. That's the "perverse" part of the story.

Once again, thanks for the pleasure. Were these stories ever published in Italian? They should have been.

Bob

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1 Sunday, 21 February 1999 1 5 1
1 Hi,

You have got to be the most frustrating of all the Authors in the Nifty Archives...

Of all the stories that I bring down yours and three others are the only ones that I save to disk, most (90%) of the other stories end up being deleted before I'm half way through them. I think I have read all of yours but the frustrating part is when there are huge gaps in time before the next chapter is posted

Yesterday I found "Puppets Theater" fortunately it was complete, but I didn't get to bed until 2 am, when I finally finished it.
To night I started reading the "Odd Couple" I have come to a shuddering halt as there are only four chapters translated into English, and the fourth one was written last year...

It is so rare to find stories on the net that have a believable plot and everything is in proportion, that it is murder to have to wait so long for the concluding chapters.

Please is it possible to get then quicker???

Kind regards
Nick

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1 Wednesday, 9 December 1998 1 4 1
1 Andrej-

Read the first bit of The Odd Couple and thought it was wonderful. I hope we'll get to see a bit more inside Maurizio's head to find out what he is thinking. Is he really that dim or is he just incredibly naive? I look forward to finding out. Please translate as quickly as you can.

cheers!

Regina

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1 Thursday, 3 Decembre 1998 1 3 1
1 I would really like to read the rest of The Odd Couple. When do you think it will be finished? I really enjoyed reading what you have translated so far.

ailde

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1 Wednesday, 26 August 1998 1 2 1
1 In your story "The Odd Couple" I am growing to love Maurizio. In some ways he reminds me of people whom I have known and loved.

Maurizio's gentle nature comes out more in his behavior and the content of what he says, rather than how he says it. The fact that he is listening to Stefano, considering what the man says, and talking about readjusting his perspective on life (such as the description of what his father told him) to me is what sets him apart from Renato. I think that in the U.S., we tend to judge people's social class by the way they speak. But within a social class, how one behaves does more to show values and character than the way one speaks.

I am also identifying very much with Stefano. Like him, I have lost much in life, though not a lover to disease. I feel the man's loneliness and his sense of compassion that only deep loss can refine. And finally, I sense that you too, Andrej, must know some of this, else your characters would not be evoking the response in me that they do. Thank you for this experience.

I am thoroughly wound up in your story, Andrej. You are an excellent story teller and I am learning much from you.

Henry

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1 Thursday, 23 July 1998 1 1 1
1 Hello, Andrej --

I like your story "The Odd Couple". It is tender and sweet -- a romance -- and I like that.

Stefano still grieves losing his lover, and it shows. Those passages I find to be the most touching in the chapter.

Ugo seems real to me. Already I see Ugo and Stefano coupling, but I also have a fear that Ugo's constant need for new partners will pose a challenge to the two. I hope that Ugo might be able to help Stefano get over Carlo's death just a little. And what will happen to poor, hapless Gillo?

You write well and with sensitivity. Are you a university professor or other kind of?

I look forward to reading more.

Your friend,
Henry

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