Category: Gay Lit

Review: Vintage: A Ghost Story by Steve Berman (#OthersLitLGBT)

Vintage: A Ghost Story by Steve Berman Final Verdict: 3.25 out of 4.0 YTD: 50 Plot/Story: 3 – Plot/Story is interesting & believable. The premise of Berman’s Vintage is just a bit silly.  The main character, an un-named 17-year-old boy, runs away from home… Continue Reading “Review: Vintage: A Ghost Story by Steve Berman (#OthersLitLGBT)”

Guest Post: Reading Through Life (#OthersLitLGBT)

Carina is a 20-something teacher from Toronto, currently living and working in Abu Dhabi. She blogs over at Reading Through Life, mostly reviewing what she reads and discussing other book-related things. She “came out” for the first time at 14, and has never looked… Continue Reading “Guest Post: Reading Through Life (#OthersLitLGBT)”

Review: The Swimming-Pool Library by Alan Hollinghurst (#OthersLitLGBT)

The Swimming Pool Library by Alan Hollinghurst Final Verdict: 3.5 out of 4.0 YTD: 45 The Swimming-Pool Library is somehow both more and less than it would first appear.  Its main character, William Beckwith, is a wealthy, privileged young man – an inheritor of… Continue Reading “Review: The Swimming-Pool Library by Alan Hollinghurst (#OthersLitLGBT)”

The 100 “Best” Gay and Lesbian Novels (#OthersLitLGBT)

Today, I wanted to share with you all two lists that I stumbled across recently, which attempt to highlight the “best” gay and lesbian books of all time.  The lists come from Publishing Triangle;  the first is compiled by a panel of judges, most of… Continue Reading “The 100 “Best” Gay and Lesbian Novels (#OthersLitLGBT)”

Review: Le Livre Blanc by Jean Cocteau

Le Livre Blanc by Jean Cocteau Final Verdict: 3.5 out of 4.0 YTD: 35 Le Livre Blanc was first published anonymously in 1928.  Many people immediately attributed the work to Cocteau, based on its themes, style, and presence of characters from other Cocteau works; however,… Continue Reading “Review: Le Livre Blanc by Jean Cocteau”