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4.0 von 5 Sternen unusual and beautiful
This book’s basic premise was certainly very original. So original, in fact, that I had trouble categorizing it. m/m? m/f? trans*? GFY? Static is all of those things, but at the same time, neither category fits perfectly. No more than Alex fits into one category or the other—or let’s rather say he fits all and none at the same time. Imagine coming home...
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3.0 von 5 Sternen Transgender love story
I've always been an open-minded person when it comes to people's sexual preferences. I'm curious enough to read romances of all kind, gay, lesbian, transsexual, hetero, every color of the rainbow. But being able to shift between genders, well that idea blew even my mind. I was immediately hooked and simply HAD to read this book.

I can still say that it is a...
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4.0 von 5 Sternen unusual and beautiful, 6. April 2014
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Static (Kindle Edition)
This book’s basic premise was certainly very original. So original, in fact, that I had trouble categorizing it. m/m? m/f? trans*? GFY? Static is all of those things, but at the same time, neither category fits perfectly. No more than Alex fits into one category or the other—or let’s rather say he fits all and none at the same time. Imagine coming home and your significant other suddenly is a stranger. Mind-boggling, isn’t it? That’s what happens to Damon. He goes to see his girlfriend Alex and finds a man in her place—a man, however, who, for all intents and purposes, is still Alex, the person Damon fell in love with, except for being, well, a man.
Damon is straight, never felt attracted to men, never even felt compelled to consider the possibility, and he isn’t attracted to male Alex, but—and that’s really a mountainous but—he still loves him. Her. Never mind. Hell, he’s been ready to commit to Alex, in prosperity and adversity, only a few days ago, and if there was ever something like adversity, it’s this, isn’t it? Damon may be confused, but he’s still determined to stand by Alex who needs him now more than ever.
Alex, on the other hand, is just as determined to do right by Damon, and if this means letting him go, he will, even at the cost of his own happiness. After all, being like this—static male, unable to switch genders as he used to, needed to in order to remain sane—will kill him sooner or later, if the implant doesn’t cripple or kill him first. How could he engulf the man he loves in his own misery? And even if he risked Damon’s and his own heart by believing Damon’s sincerity, how can they make their relationship work under such drastically changed conditions?
This is the main theme of this story, and the main question posed and answered by it, as I understood it: what matters more when it comes to love, the what or the who of a person? It’s a fascinating question, actually. Sure, your loved one changing genders is a bit extreme in that regard, but wouldn’t the same question come up with something else changing about the person you love? Say, them falling severely ill, or disfigured by an accident, or becoming impoverished, etc? This story made me think, and that’s something I love about books I read. The fact that it was well-written (in alternating 1st person POV’s, for those who need to know such things), engaging and pleasant to read was only an added bonus.
This book wasn’t perfect, far from it, with all the convenient solutions helping the couple along and the at times right away fairy-taleish turns the story took. Then again, it’s fiction and meant to entertain, for one thing (which it definitely did, at least me) and for another thing, as I said above, it posed an interesting, important question and answered it in an encouraging way. In the end, this story’s take-home message for me amounted to the following: category doesn’t matter. Appearances don’t matter. Love, however, does.
And for that alone, this book was well worth reading for me.

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3.0 von 5 Sternen Transgender love story, 27. Januar 2014
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Static (Kindle Edition)
I've always been an open-minded person when it comes to people's sexual preferences. I'm curious enough to read romances of all kind, gay, lesbian, transsexual, hetero, every color of the rainbow. But being able to shift between genders, well that idea blew even my mind. I was immediately hooked and simply HAD to read this book.

I can still say that it is a wonderful idea and I wish there would be more books about these kind of shifters. Maybe it could become a trend like werewolves or other shifters. But in the end, the story was a bit lacking and I can't give a very high rating even though this time I really wish I could.

When Damon finds out that his girlfriend Alex is a now static male shifter, his world is turned upside down. Witt has created a world where homophobia has risen to a whole new level: shifter-phobia. Just as many people have problems understanding why a man would be attracted to another man, now they can't see how a person can be both, male and female.

Alex' parents try to eradicate this error by forcing a spinal implant upon their "son". They don't seem to have ever listened to him explain because the gender is not a matter of the physical shift but rather of feeling. Some days, Alex' brain tells him that he's a female, sometimes he feels male and sometimes both. Reading about all those details was highly fascinating and I loved it.

But it was hard for me to get into the depressed, alcoholic figure of Alex. I guess I favored his boyfriend Damon whom I could relate to much better. The plot was very simple, focusing on Alex and his condition and whether it can be turned around and what it'll mean for his relationship.

There were a few likeable but rather unimportant side characters and I found myself soon skipping a few pages of repetitive interior monologues to get to some action again. If it was only for the plot, I'd go for a 2,5 stars rating. But there is one half plus point for this amazing cover which is, hands down, one of the most beautiful I've ever come across. And I attribute another half point for the fascinating concept as I've already explained. If the idea appeals to you in the same way, this book is definitely worth reading.
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