I've loved Ryan O'Connell's voice in every iteration, but his turn to fiction is my favorite Ryan yet: sharp, bawdy, yet still deeply touching. It's shockingly elegant, and elegantly shocking
A novel about self-discovery following a character at the intersection of queerness and disability, with plenty of sex involved
A very funny novel about falling for a fantasy and finding love for one's own self . . . Ryan O'Connell explores the lessons that the vulnerable human body has to teach us, and he does so with humor, heart and heat
The writing is dazzling, so funny and free, it's like making friends with someone new and exciting at a party and instantly becoming their best friend. Ceaselessly entertaining, no-filter comedy, scathing, sparkling and uplifting
Filthy, funny and outrageous. This novel is full of painfully recognisable characters who are impossible not to fall for. I loved it
With his singular voice and unforgettable wit, O'Connell movingly explores how our messiest moments can lead to radical self-acceptance. Elliott's journey may be his own, but what he discovers about the absurdity of the human condition is universal
Funny, horny, heatbreaking. If you liked Detransition Baby you might like this: all anarchic queerness and great jokes
Just By Looking At Him is a revelation - Ryan manages to perfectly encapsulate the nuances of disability, while avoiding the air of self-pity that so often clouds disabled narratives crafted by able bodied people. The book is consistently hilarious and relatable. I'm obsessed!
A perfect summer beach read: very funny but also with important things to say about the intersections of disability and queer identity
I'm breathless in admiration - it's super sharp, staggeringly funny, hot as hell and stealthily moving. It's going to be a mega-hit!
Just By Looking At Him is a horny romp that makes you think, laugh, and feel. Ryan O'Connell is one of my favourite writers because he always finds the perfect balance between cutting and contemplative