I guess it’s not very professional to defend your writing following a review, but let’s say I’m just joining the debate. Evie Woolmore’s review on the Awesome Indies site is a welcome addition, and this site is a great help to promoting the better reads in independent publishing.
But what I was getting round to saying was, that the ambiguity of the name Simeon reflects the ambiguity of sexuality, just as the statue El Beso suggests. As for homosexual equals bad, well it’s got to be how this particular reader reads it, because this could not be further from my intent, or what I feel that I am saying, nor indeed how other reviewers have construed it. Just highlights for me how every reader comes to literature with their own agenda, hey, including me, and we all interpret the word and the world differently, whether we are reader, writer, or both.