Hex is not really a novel of love spells, but in addition the love of relationships, unrequited and sex. It has elements of the supernatural, occult and horror. Throughout the story and moreover, it features a wonderful sense of humor.
The novel opens in Miami, where news of Castro’s death has sent the city right into a frenzy of excitement and celebration, especially one of the gay Cubans. Several friends visiting get caught in the midst of the revelry and strange sightings of the supposedly past-on Cuban dictator. Langston Fleetwood, his straight(?) closest friend Azaril, friends Reynaldo and Quentin look for Damian who vanished under very serious circumstances during one of these brilliant episodes. Their quest takes Langston and Azaril to Key West where Langston’s Aunt Reginia, a respected and formidable psychic sends the foursome on a trip that takers them to the campus of Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut to New York City and back again to Miami. They learn the strange and bizarre family history of these friend Damian, are stalked by a warlock bent on capturing their secrets and a poor little rich girl who’s an odd wild card with the power to bend time and space. In the midst of the chaos, Azaril disappears in a fashion much like Damian’s. amarres de amor en chile
Scott’s writing has a little getting used to in the beginning, since he writes in the current tense. His prose gets a little wordy occasionally but he soon grabs the readers and pulls them right into a fantastic world of alternative universes, sorcery and the joy and heartaches of gay love. At six hundred and one pages, Hex is a long read but again Scott doesn’t forget his readers. One could easily get bogged down on a few of the lengthy descriptions, however not with this particular author. He keeps us grounded and in the story, experiencing the action in place of merely reading it.
I found myself absorbing Aunt Reginia Jameson Wolfe’s teachings to Langston to the stage that I just reacted as she did when he asked her a concern in regards to the powers by which he was tapping. That’s great writing when you can relate to an identity so closely.
Although a powerful psychic, Reginia remains down-to-earth and fiercely protective of her family, including her two sons, typical teenagers in their very own world, clueless as to the scope of events happening around them. Reginia is not bothered by four o’clock in the morning phone calls from her nephew unless, of course, he interrupts her favorite movies. She’s some of the best lines in the entire book.
Another character that injects humor into the story may be the rich Roan Gillory. She accidentally turns her husband into your dog, morphs her hotel room right into a tropical rain forest, and moves it from the real of the hotel’s physical reality. Roan never completely loses touch with her earthly side as she checks out the warlock’s butt and admits to Langston that she wouldn’t mind making out with his aunt.
The fascinating climax, the rescue of Damian and Azaril, is a trip into the alternate realities with Aunt Reginia leading just how and taking charge. On a hysterical note, as they emerge from the experience, the five young men learn that Reginia used the power they tapped into to bless their already significant endowments and give herself and Roan Gillory a nip and tuck. Who in our midst wouldn’t take exactly the same advantageous asset of the opportunity like that for a little physical enhancement?