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This classic S/M story by the master of gay porn was first published in the sexually heady days of the late 1970s and quickly became an underground favourite.
''Mr. Benson'' is the compelling story of a young man’s quest for the perfect master. In a West Village leather bar, Jamie, a cute clone wears his tightest jeans to his local leather bar in search of erotic enlightenment. There he finds the wealthy, sophisticated, exacting Aristotle Benson, who teaches him how to accept cruelty as love, anguish as affection, and ultimately, Mr. Benson as his master.
If John Preston, the masterly, handsome author of more than 30 books, was himself a gay icon, his character Mr. Benson defined the culture of gay sex for an entire generation. When Mr. Benson appeared in the pre-AIDS early 1980s, its unabashed celebration of male sexuality made it a cult favorite among gay men, many of whom wore T-shirts declaring that they were "looking for Mr. Benson." The novel's fresh voice and insights into identity, desire, power, and love influenced a generation of writers and editors, including Anne Rice, Samuel Delany,
Paperback, 219 Pages, Orig. Publ. 1983, This Edition Publ. 2004
Author: John Preston