Tricks: 25 Encounters - Renaud Camus, Richard Howard, Roland Barthes 25 affairs, connections, one night stands, encounters...whatever you want to call them. not to be an essentialist, but urban gay men often have a nonchalant attitude to one night stands, often devoid of moralism or guilt....and camus takes that attitude right on up to the next level. his portraits of his various activities, and often the mornings after, are interesting introductions to how folks can connect briefly, understand each other, move on, and experience no troubling after-effects. unfortunately, despite the sweetness, pretty monotonous after a while. or maybe i'm just getting old!