The Parting Glass

The Parting Glass Two and a half years ago travel writer Timothy O Shay let NYPD Detective Luke O Brien talk him into hiking into the New Jersey Pine Barrens to face down a monster Now Tim and Luke meet again under ve

  • Title: The Parting Glass
  • Author: Josh Lanyon
  • ISBN: 9781937909543
  • Page: 437
  • Format: ebook
  • The Parting Glass

    Two and a half years ago, travel writer Timothy O Shay let NYPD Detective Luke O Brien talk him into hiking into the New Jersey Pine Barrens to face down a monster.Now Tim and Luke meet again under very different circumstances The old attraction is still there but so are some of Tim s monsters Is it too late to find their way back to each other

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    1. Baba

      4 stars. Review posted May 4, 201472 pages. Time and again I'm amazed at how much Lanyon affects me with his short reads. The Parting Glass is no exception. No wasted word, no wasted breath…just beautiful. It's a wonderfully accomplished reunion story; emotional, poignant, and heart-wrenching. Gawd, it hurt so good. The icing on the cake is the beautiful cover. Love it!While The Parting Glass worked just fine as a stand-alone for me, I feel a bit tempted to go back and check out In a Dark Wood [...]

    2. Susan

      Damn this was depressing. I have to say, I was a little shocked at how much the two stories felt so…different. I mean, “In a Dark Wood” was edgy, terrifying, but somehow still sexy, and left me wanting more. “The Parting Glass” was morose, broken, and I felt suffocated in sorrow. I get it, addiction is not fun. And people hurt each other. And sometimes getting back to the one you love is a hard road. But dang, I just felt this cloud over me the entire time I was reading this. I needed [...]

    3. Ami

      3.5 starsJust a quick recap of In A Dark Wood: Travel writer Timothy McShay met NYPD Detective Luke O'Brien at his best friend's dinner party. Tim told Luke story about skullhouse in the wood, The Pine Barrens, and The Forester who are like Boogeymen and grabbed kids. Then Luke asked Tim to go camping to the wood with him -- where they connected, got lost, faced a monster, and survived. That story ended in HFN since Tim was an alcoholic and he wanted to be sober for Luke.Flash forward 2.5 years [...]

    4. Salsera1974

      I would wear short shorts if Josh Lanyon asked me to. I'd slip them on, knot my shirt beneath my middle-aged breasts, find some pom poms, toss these forty-year-old bones into the air, and cheer for him till I was hoarse. If he were a rock star, I'd throw my (metaphorical) panties onto a stage. If e-readers didn't exist, when his books were released, I would stand in the rain to get a copy. In case you've missed the point, I simply love his work.I won't pretend that he can do no wrong. Blood Red [...]

    5. Lori

      We all have those things that speak to us, things that are personal to us. Alcoholism is mine. I, like many, have experienced first hand the devestation of losing someone I love to alcoholism and this is one of the best (for want of better phrasing) portrayals of the illness I have read. God it felt so real. I loved Tim, I ached for him, I am so glad he wasn't turned into the violent, pathetic, gob-shite drunk that is most often written about. Not because they don't exist, but because that is no [...]

    6. Natasha

      I can make it through this review without crying. I can. Because I'm an adult and adult's don't need to cry all the time. *wheezing noise*Spoilers Below. Spoilers and perhaps tears.This second book was nothing like the first one, which I also read and loved. They're completely different, even though the characters are the same. The books are so different.This story deals with addiction, which the first book touched on a bit. Tim is an alcoholic and this story is about his relationship after-the- [...]

    7. Karen

      One upon a time, there was this authord he wrote a story, actually he's written several but let's just focus on this one for now. His name was Josh Lanyon and the story was called 'In a Dark Wood' it was short about 40ish pages, it was excellent, it was about 2 men who went on a camping date that turned into the date from hell and it scared the crap out of me. I loved it. Fast forward to the present (ok September 2013) and what should appear in the reading world but a follow up to that book. Of [...]

    8. MaDoReader

      4,5 porque en menos de 100 páginas es capaz de decir muchas cosas.Tim+Luke=♡ Sra. Lanyon tiene una nueva fan.

    9. Johanna

      This story lived up and beyond my wildest expectations. After reading it I felt totally wrenched and smoothened at the same time. Josh Lanyon's books always make me emotional, but rarely has he put me through as rough ride as Tim and Luke's stories "In a Dark Wood" and "The Parting Glass". I feel like I'll have to learn to breath normally all over again after all the hype, misery, relief, shock, panic and euphoria this story made me experience. I absolutely don't want to write any spoilers, so I [...]

    10. Jennifer☠Pher☠

      This is so getting 4★'s JUST FOR THAT ENDING. This book killed me. The first was all Blair Witch and scary with a hint of dark and sad but this, this was just emotionally crushing to me. Completely different than the first book. I think there are things that I don't like to read about and with this book I realize one of those things is addiction. This was so very sad for me and I just felt scared the entire read. Scared that Tim would fall off the wagon, scared that there wasn’t going to be [...]

    11. Edina Rose

      Falling in love with an alcohol addict Among others, this books asks the questions: "How much are you ready to sacrifice for love?" and "How much do you think you are worth?". Tough questions, not to answer lightly when you are in a relationship.I liked how the plot has unexpected twists. This is not a sweet story. It's a cross between Adrien English series and Come Unto These Yellow Sands. It's not what I expected and it's exactly what I needed: something harsh, tough, more realistic than the c [...]

    12. LiveYourLife BuyTheBook

      °•○★5 Stars ~ KAPOW!★○•°A "Live Your Life, Buy The Book" ReviewIn A Dark Wood is one of my favourite Lanyon reads so when I saw that there was a sequel – well, I was giddy with excitement!! And I tell you what – I was not disappointed!!The Parting Glass picks up roughly 3 years from where the first book ends. Tim and Luke are not together :-( They had tried - but it is hard to live with an alcoholic. Hard for the alcoholic too. Trying to stop drinking for two people - instead o [...]

    13. Nila

      Written like cream on butter, always a writer who can confabulate me with his skill. People carry burdens in life and sometimes they can't escape the burden without escaping places and people they love. Timothy fled across the country to fight his alcoholism, his failures and the poor opinion of his friends. He's been sober two years and is back in New York for a friend's wedding. He'll be gone the next day. Not, however, without a chance meeting with his greatest love, Luke, the man he left so [...]

    14. Jenre

      Josh Lanyon doing what he does best. Take two guys; put them in an awkward situation; add in some sort of weakness with the narrator (in this case a recovering alcoholic); stir it all up during a series of highly emotional conversations; add a dash of hot but tender sex; before coming to a somewhat abrupt but satisfying conclusion. Marvellous.I really liked In a Dark Wood and this builds and improves on that previous story.

    15. Sara

      I went into reading this and In a Dark Wood simply to read this story because of the title. It is an old Irish song and the version by Ed Sheeran guts me each time I hear it come through the needle of my record player after the static silence fills the room. The song is so full of emotion, of regret and of atonement that I knew this story was going to have those same elements. How could it not?What I didn't know is I would need at least a gallon of water to re-hydrate myself after the sob fest t [...]

    16. Aimee ~is busy sleeping~

      Re-read. Loved it. Still one of my absolute favorite Lanyon shorts. Somber and more heavier themed than his usual fare, as the MC is a recovering alcoholic. The mention of (view spoiler)[ bondage, hospital bondage no less,(hide spoiler)] still tripped me out to see in a JL. It's so unlikely, but I would've loved to see a flashback story on that. I think this is one of his best, and even his typically abrupt ends didn't bother me. I'm glad I skipped the first story the first time I read this, so [...]

    17. Otila

      This had a very different feel than the previous novella. Where In a Dark Wood was light hearted and fun (creepy serial killer aside), this one just grabbed me by the heart and squeezed from beginning to end. Lanyon's writing is beautiful as always and he manages to pack so much emotion in 70 pages.

    18. Trix

      This was definitely much better than the first novel. Somewhere between 4 and 4.5 stars for this.(view spoiler)[I connected emotionally with Tim and it was easy to understand his anxiety at meeting Luke. I found it natural that Tim would distort the memory of their relationship while he had been drinking. It was hard going back to a town filled with drinking memories and friends who knew you more drunk than sober because the craving for a drink never goes away. It’s a constant battle to resist [...]

    19. Lady*M

      In a Dark Wood remains my favorite Josh's short: it's an emotional rollercoaster, it's creepy and it was open-ended which perfectly fit the story. The continuation of Tim and Luke's story is emotional in a different way. We learn how the two men crashed and burned in the aftermath of the Forester affair and Tim left for California in order to stop drinking without a word to Luke. Their meeting 2,5 years later is joyous and painful: Luke is hurt and Tim is still struggling to remain sober. They o [...]

    20. Plainbrownwrapper

      I loved this. Josh kept me biting my nails til the end. I just could NOT decide which direction he was going to go, and it MATTERED.There seems to be a frequently recurring thread of melancholia throughout many of Lanyon's stories, and somehow that appeals to me very much. It's an understated and somehow elegantly expressed sense of pain and almost-but-not-quite hopelessness that tugs at heartstrings without being maudlin. Good stuff.I liked the plot -- such as it was -- in this one more than in [...]

    21. Tami (synchro from BL)

      So good, so sweet I did a quick re-read of the first installment "In a dark wood", a short novella I very much liked. It was creepy and funny at the same time, bittersweet and hot. And this one was a worthy sequel.It picks up a few years after the events of the first part. Luke and Tim haven't made it as a couple - too many obstacles and Tim's alcoholism prevented the HEA. So the two men meet again - and there it is: this sweet and bitter moment when the feeling is there, and the reality of th [...]

    22. Anke

      Gripping, but also sad and heavy story. At least it got a nice, positive ending.Well, after sleeping over it, now I think I would have appreciated a not so happy ending (view spoiler)[as it was before they met again. I think the perfect ending was when Tim had his thoughts in front of the pub. (hide spoiler)]

    23. MostlyDelores

      "That was the lie all drunks told themselves. That they only hurt themselves."Ah Ireland – the music, the sadness, the beauty, the drunkenness – clichéd and true. This lovely and vexing little story is typical Lanyon, and it apparently stepped on some tender issues I have with drinking and drunkenness, and made me a bit forlorn.

    24. Antonella

      The story is absolutely rich in feelings and themes. ''In a Dark Wood'' is one of my favorite stories and I'm grateful that Josh revisited Tim's and Luke's relationship. Thank you so much, dear Josh!As it often happens, Johanna said it all and better.

    25. Amy Spector

      This is a short story that really packs an emotion punch. I loved seeing Tim and Luke again. Lanyon writes flawed character so very well. You feel for them. You relate the them. And you root for them. Loved it.

    26. Tully Vincent

      That was intense and awesome and very different from the first book. Read in one sitting. *sniffle* This one deals with addiction and its aftermath.

    27. Susan65

      There is something about this series that just grabs me and hits all my buttons. I really hope there is more to come.

    28. thelastaerie

      Sequel to "in a dark wood". What a gut-wrenching short story this is. When "in a dark wood" ended, I knew it wouldn't be smooth sailing for these two, but the opening of "parting glass" is a real heartbreaker. I had a lump in my throat half way through. Lanyon took me to this difficult journey of "going home" with Tim; I felt a punch in my gut when Luke softly said, "Some things just aren't meant to work out". Luckily, I have faith in both Tim and Luke, and in Lanyon. Problem of reading a Josh L [...]

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