Mark David Woollard: The Undateable Gay

Today I’m delighted to be joining the blog tour for The Undateable Gay. My review is written with thanks to Zoe O’Farrell and the team at SpellBound Books for inviting me on the tour and for my copy of the book.

Blurb:

Think you’re unlucky in love ?
You know nothing of dating misery until you’ve delved into the world of the Undateable gay
Mark Morgan just can’t catch a break.


As he documents his struggles through the dating minefield of the gay world, Mark tries to find the answer to the eternal question:

Does Mr Right truly exist?

With his best friend and fag hag, Tullene for support and a bottle of Savvy B (or 6), he battles his way through failed date after date. And ponders many a profound question:

How much savvy B is too much?
Will he ever be able to bottom?
Should you wear Ugg boots on a first date?
Can you find love in a gay sauna?

One man keeps popping up ( pardon the pun) like a proverbial bad penny, but will Mark ever bag Travis.
Or should he leave him where he found him- in his late teens on a dance floor in G-A-Y?

Review:

Do not eat or drink anything whilst reading this book, make sure you’ve done your pelvic floor exercises and do not read this book in the quiet coach of a train. My words cannot do justice to how funny The Undateable Gay is. You will belly laugh the whole way through this as the narrator describes some scenes that are absolutely hilarious. I could picture exactly how everything happened and I felt as though I was part of Mark’s friendship group. 

Mark is a similar age to me, so I loved all the references to 90s pop culture and the gadgets we used before Google, smartphones and Sky boxes. Despite the differences in our circumstances, I could relate to him really well and I really wanted things to work out for him. 

Amongst all the humour (and trust me, there is a LOT), Woollard does draw our attention to some serious issues, such as homophobia, sexual health and sexual assault. These are really important issues and I commend the author for providing a platform from which to discuss them, particularly in terms of how they affect gay men. 

The Undateable Gay is quite open ended and I hope this leaves it open for a sequel…..

The Undateable Gay is available from Amazon.

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