"In that moment, there arose all the resolve I hoped would be with me when I finally met her, and my vertigo turned to exultation. So what if she was married? I had contemplated that long ago, and decided I'd have her anyway."
Joshua Rivers was born to expect great things. A former child prodigy and the son of a lottery winner, he also believes himself blessed with a vision of his perfect destiny and his perfect love.
Now in his early twenties, Joshua already feels left behind by life. His long-time lover Lilian Lau is well on her way to becoming a famous artist, and his former classmates are also racing toward their success. Meanwhile, he waits for the moment, and the girl, that will show him his time has finally arrived. When it does, he resolves to take what is his, whatever it costs him or anyone.
Kiss Me, Genius Boy is the first part of the No More Dreams series: an unusual story about love, ambition, and the problems of being privileged.
Praise for Kiss Me Genius Boy:
"I’ve been telling my friends how refreshing it is to read something by one of my generation, instead of something by someone that's dead. … Above all I admired the pithy, adroit little maxims on the nature of things." —Dylan Thorn, author of I'm Dead
"Uniquely refreshing … particularly erotic in its unabashed candidness." —Madeline R.
"A page turner, very funny and unusually honest and frank … Lily really steals the show. A nymphomaniacal exploiter of men and women, a deeply interesting, entertaining and wild character who lights up every page she is on." —Nicola G.
"Just read Berko scene from KMGB. Kick ASS! That scene just earnt me buying vol 2 when it comes out. Lily needs a cape and skin-tight leather pants. Lily needs her own graphic novel. Lily should be immortal, and probably is. Read KMGB so you can meet Lily. I secretly think she is Joshua's alter-ego. I think she might now also be mine." —Esme F.
- Kiss Me, Genius Boy (No More Dreams #1)
- 1. Reunited // 1.1 I woke late
- 1.2 Sometimes I wanted to tell her I loved her
- 1.3 Whatever it cost
- 2. Dreaming // 2.1 The first of books
- 2.2 My beloved retard
- 2.3 Medical malpractice
- 2.4 The despondence of the future legend
- 2.5 The most arrogant person they had met, bar one
- 2.7 Helmet
- 2.8 The dream
- 2.9 Eating Chinese
- 2.10 My myth
- 2.11 By Joshua undone
- 3. Flowers // 3.1 Rose and Lily
- 3.2 An ordinary girl
- 3.3 Confession
- 3.4 Cliché
- 3.5 Read. Think. Pay attention.
- 3.6 The Dispossessed
- 3.7 We're getting out
- 3.8 Procrastination
- 3.9 Octohead
- 4. Fire // 4.1 What kind of animal?
- 4.2 All is burning