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    I know this is mainly a forum devoted to the production of one's own stories, but it may be interesting to see what gay themed books everyone has read and recommends. My twopenneth:

    The Geography Club/Brent Hartinger - A young adult read (good for all ages) about kids in school who set up a gay society/group under the guise of a geography club. Entertaining and enjoyable with a message.

    The Last Chance Texaco/Brent Hartinger - About kids sent to an unusual foster home, after being through the system this is their last chance before detention centre. Hugely enjoyable, exciting and pacy with great characters.

    The Night Listener/Armistead Maupin - taught and tense, it will keep you guessing and you will either laugh at the end or throw the book out the window.

    Almost Like Being In Love/Steve Kluger - guy seeks out childhood gay sweetheart, great romance, and funny at the same time.

    The Last Days of Summer/Steve Kluger - a great story unusually told through letters, scrapbooks, news clippings and the like. A book that can make you laugh outloud and cry at the same time.

    Clay's Way/Blair Mastbaum - Skater dude falls for surfer dude - sexy, funny and character driven

    The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint/Brady Udall - not a gay book but (hate to say it) inspitational. The story of a kid who gets his head squashed when run over by the mailman in the first few pages and how his life gets progressively worse from there on in. You'll find you hate the author for doing horrible things to the lead, love the characters and love this unusual, sad and funny story.

    Mysterious Skin/Scott Heim - child abuse, aliens, male prostitution and a mystery to be solved. Fabulous read.

    Frontiers/Michael Jensen (plus follow up book 'Firelands') - A historical romance novel - no thanks, but wait, set in the 18thC American frontier, a story that has the protagonist almost starving to death, meeting and loving someone who isn't what they seem, true love, hot sex and brilliantly pacy action and adventure. Edge of the seat stuff.

    Give the net a rest and go read something

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    Good idea.

    The Mark Manning Series:
    Written by Michael Craft, it's a mixture of crime fiction and gay sex basically. The main character is Mark Manning, a successful investigative reporter. He meets his partner Neil in the first novel, Flight Dreams, and then there are another 5 or 6 novels. Some include Eye Contact, Body Language and Boy Toy. Quite interesting to read, as well as erotic.

    Adrenaline
    I don't remember much of this- it's by some guy with surname Baker I think, but as the title suggests, it's pretty fast-paced.

    Loaded
    If you want sex n drugs without the rock-n-roll. An Aussie book by Christos Tsiolkas, which was made into a film 'Head On'. Lots of Greeks, drugs, sex. I think the author went onto write The Jesus Man which is a bit more mature in terms of the stuff it deals with.

    My Best Man
    An upbeat novel, about a man who pretends to be straight and marry his friend so that she inherits some money. Fun more than anything- there's a nicely depicted shower scene. By Andy Schell.

    Gossip
    This is weirdly similar to the coming out of James McGreevey, that American senator. It's not bad- written by Christopher Bram.

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    I just finished The Confession by James McGreevey. I would recommend it to Everyone, provided you don't mind wading through a lot of New Jersey politics, which was also a huge part of his life. (So far, that is!)
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    The following are not precisely gay books, but there's a lot of homoerotism.

    The Vampire Chronicles, by Anne Rice.

    I really like those ones. Of course, if I remember well, there are ten books in that series. The gayest is "The Vampire Armand" (the sixth), where you can actually see some explicit activity.

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    Someone on this board recommended "Dancer from the Dance"

    Andrew Holleran's most popular novel of Malone, a man coming out in New York and tribulations he faces along the way. Please read.

    I think all gay men should read this at some point in their life.

    "Narrow Rooms" is great too.

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    I pretty much only read "gay fiction"....loved the Frontiers/Firelands books...also Mark Manning series and even the old classics by Gordon Merrick, The Lord Won't Mind, etc.
    My latest fav has got to be "Back Where He Started" by Jay Quinn. It's one of the most enjoyable books I've read in a long time.

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    I just read Michael Thomas Ford's "Full Circle." As a retired university professor of literature, I must say it is one of the best books I have ever read. Great novel with a great gay love story and exceptionally well-written. I could hardly put it down and read all day!!!!

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    This isn't exactly a main gay themed book but I found it very wonderful to read. The characters that were gay were very wonderful to picture even though there complexity was vague they played a vital role in the growth of the main character. It was truely a book said to be ambrosia for the soul. "The perks of being a Wallflower".

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    Quote Originally Posted by miaplacidus View Post
    The following are not precisely gay books, but there's a lot of homoerotism.

    The Vampire Chronicles, by Anne Rice.

    I really like those ones. Of course, if I remember well, there are ten books in that series. The gayest is "The Vampire Armand" (the sixth), where you can actually see some explicit activity.
    I agree Although it's not totally 100% gay Mrs. Anne Rice Has defiantly put a very big Homosexual undertone in her Vampire Chronicles. Her son Christopher Rice has some books out as well and those are all Gay themed books !!!

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    Any good gay romance books?

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    From the vampire chronicles, the vampire armand is somewhat gay, specially the interaction between Armand and Marius, then from Anne Rice I would recommend The Feast of All Saints, it's my personal favorite out of all her books and has some gay charachters too, and of her son Christopher I have read the 2 first, A density Of Souls is a book I would definitely recommend, it was his first and I loved it, and the second one is good but on a Stephen King kind of way, and I have to read his last one I haven't gotten it yet.
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    Coming soon to a bookseller near you: All It Took Was His Smile
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    Drawing Blood by Poppy Z Broght is an Amazing book. Its well written with a great plot, some unexpected twists, and HOT SEX SCENES. I've actually bought more than one copy of the book to lend out and let people read, and I've read it myself countless times. The title my throw some people off, its not about vampires. Its about a guy who's father was a Cartoon artist for some X-rated comic company, and something tragic happened when he was younger. He rediscovers his past, and meets a guy running from the cops on the way. I dont want to spoil the book. I recommend it to everyone.

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    Rainbow Boys Series by Alex Sanchez. Meet Kyle. Kyle likes Jason. Meet Jason. Jason is a closet jock who plays basket ball for their school. Meet Nelson. Nelson is Kyle's best friend, who is very much an unconventional friend. The love, heartbreaks, friendship, joy and passion.

    Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan. Charming high school love story.

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    My favorite gay author is William Burroughs (although Tennessee Williams comes in second).

    From WB, check out Nova Express
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    which I believe are part of a trilogy, and I think influenced David Bowie's Spiders from Mars. There was an interview about this in Andy Warhol's Interview Magazine, but I can't remember whether WB interviewed DB or vice versa. It's futuristic apocalyptic early 1970s, but still readable today. The Wild Boys came out in 1971 and Ziggy Stardust in 1972.

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    I have a taste for the classics; any list would be incomplete without Plato's Symposium. My favorite is the Speech of Aristophanes.

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    I was fortunate enough to go through the birthpangs of author Josh Thomas' completing and sending off to publishers, his first manuscript, "Murder at Willow Slough". It's a great read.
    He also wrote another book, "Andy's Big Idea", which also will keep your attention. Although written several years ago, both are still available on Amazon.com.

    They both involve "gay love", The storylines develop at a good, but not rushed pace.

    Something to do in the middle of the summer, to keep your mind active.

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    Isn't that an Anita Blake novel?

    I like Anita Blake as a concept, but for some reason I could never get into the franchise, maybe it's because of Buffy, but that would be weird, I'm not a huge Buffy fan, but still. I think I'm tainted, perhaps it's her style, or I'm just too stubborn.

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    In Desert Sons, Mark Kendrick has provided all the ingredients of a good book: solid characterization, a compelling story, and a skillful evocation of place. All in all, Desert Sons is a wonderful read, realistic and moving. Highly recommended.

    Someone Is Watching, about a high school jock just discovering his feelings towards other boys, takes a spooky turn when he begins receiving notes in his locker from somebody who apparently has figured out the secret even he just realized about himself.

    A Secret Edge is a well written and well researched book dealing with gays who are athletically inclined.

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    The Vintner's Luck is out of publication, but used copies of this book can still be found. A movie is being made of this story and I would guess that if the movie does well the book will be republished.

    The story starts in an earlier time (early 1800's) in a vineyard in France. A drunken young man, Sobran, meets an angel, Xas, one evening. Sobran confides his problems to Xas and Xas returns advice. They decide to meet a year later on the same date and the same time. Thus starts a relationship that lasts 55 years.

    Over this time period the story unfolds with detail about Sobran's relationship with family, friends, and lovers. But the relationship I found most interesting is Sobran's relationship with the angel Xas.

    Xas is a male angel.

    I read this book about 6 months ago and I still remember scenes from this novel in detail. My hope is that the movie being made holds true to the book. If it does, it will be a great film!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Endlessnight500 View Post
    Drawing Blood by Poppy Z Broght is an Amazing book. Its well written with a great plot, some unexpected twists, and HOT SEX SCENES. I've actually bought more than one copy of the book to lend out and let people read, and I've read it myself countless times. The title my throw some people off, its not about vampires. Its about a guy who's father was a Cartoon artist for some X-rated comic company, and something tragic happened when he was younger. He rediscovers his past, and meets a guy running from the cops on the way. I dont want to spoil the book. I recommend it to everyone.
    hey Endless500. I just wanna thank you for recommending us this book. I ordered a copy, and spent my vacation in Thailand, hooked on the book. I loved the details pictured by the author. I am choosy on the materials I read. I like them not to be too shallow, and yet should not be ones that are so deep in literature-sense that I would be lost by the time I try to understand the paragraph.

    Drawing Blood offered something different. Romance, but in a Gothic way. There were careful description of events and places, and then, there was the passion. I was hooked by what the author was offering, page by page.

    Granted, it was not a normal pace to end the story. In fact, I was horrified to continue reading, fearing an ending that I could not accept between the two young handsome characters.

    But then again, this book was not without flaws of its own. I am not familiar with the author's writings, but I am familiar with ghost and horror stories. So, I did expect more. There was a middle chapter that spooked me, and I had wished for more.

    Still, I am glad to add this book into my collection. Thanks for recommending.

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    Hey guys....

    Here is one from an author you might not expect. It's called The Immortals By Tracy Hickman.

    Tracy is most well known as the co-author of the Dragonlance Chronicles, but this is one of his finest and most controversial books. It is also a bit of a tear jerker.... but well worth the read.

    He has recently done a podcast of the book. Here is a link to it. You can download each chapter in masterfully done audio, full with music and sound effects.

    The Immortals

    I highly recommend this book. You can get it from both the link above or from I-tunes, for free!!

    Joshua

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    I would second the earlier recommendation of Holloran's *Dancer from the Dance.* Also, *Ambidextrous* by Felice Picano, and *Sea of Tranquility,* but I can't remember the guy's name.

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    "The winter of our discotheque"
    Set at the carefree,pre-AIDS dawn of the disco era,Andrew W.M. Beierle's smart,seductive debut novel transports the alluring Tony Alexamenos out of the closet and into the fire as he sheds his grease-stained mechanic's jumpsuit---to take Manhattan by storm.
    When you're beautiful,rich,and gay,too much is never enough...

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    Felice Picanos 'Men Who Loved Me' was one of my best buys, as was 'Like People In History'. For purely sentimental reasons!
    Christopher Isherwood's Berlin stories offer a slight insight into life a few decades ago.
    Ursula le Guin has some interesting ideas about gender and sexuality in some of her work.
    I've enjoyed and hated Gordon Merrick at the same time.
    Hats off to Anne Rice for what she wrote and for when she wrote it.
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    Hey, guys. My new book, Q-FAQ, an X-rated gay scifi satire, is out.

    Article about me at Bay Windows

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    Tom Bacchus's Q-FAQ (Haworth Positronic Press; 203 pages, $12.95) is a science fiction, sexual-liberationist novel about a future society in which a U.S. government run by the Puritan Party is pushing an anti-gay, anti-sex agenda across the divided states of America. Into this dystopic mess emerge mercenary Aces Bannon and Afaik, a queer Middle Eastern rebel. They join forces and work with a growing underground of political and sexual rebels. This is standard science fiction with a queer slant -- a sexed-up Ursula Le Guin crossing with all those 1970s erotic comics by Etienne in which men with large dicks trapped in rocket ships or on distant planets fuck their way into cosmic delight.

    Bacchus shows total assuredness as a writer even while taking chances with his readers. Q-FAQ is stylistically edgy as well. Blending more traditional narratives with a collage of pamphlets, communiques, posters, and various other "informational" artifacts, Bacchus constructs a quick-moving story that's something of a cross between 1984 and a collection of Italo Calvino stories... Q-FAQ is ... one of the more intriguing and satisfyingly entertaining books of gay fiction to come out in a while.

    From Edge Boston

    The novel itself is a journal-like account, from Afaik’s point of view, of the bizarre, colorful creatures they encounter, the ludicrous situations they find themselves in, as well as blog and news excerpts from ongoing current events, which attempt to help both the reader and the protagonist determine where the duo are headed and why. The most important clue is an advertisement from a gay.com-like website, appearing over and over, announcing its sponsorship of the grand reopening of a once-famous bathhouse, an event which is expected to attract masses of sexual deviants. Is this gathering of the masses just another gala circuit party-type event, and might it have something to do with why Aces is compelled to race across the country?

    While the answers to these questions may be of some interest to the reader, the author clearly paints an even more vivid picture of the relationship (for lack of a better word) that evolves between Afaik and Aces. The two experience sex at its most erotic, hardcore and sadomasochistic - more often than not Aces invites at least a third to join or watch him and Afaik. In any case, because Afaik’s retelling of these events is so matter-of-fact, not only is he portrayed as a willing participant, but enthusiastically so.

    The ridiculousness of the circumstances is undeniably hilarious on occasion. Still, the end result is a bit of jumbled mess; and only a creator of science fiction and fantasy could get away with it.

    Review excerpt from Bay Windows

    Good science fiction, even if it’s set in the future, is always about the present. This rowdy and raunchy account of queer terrorists in a repressive near future is laced with contemporary concerns and political satire. The U.S. of A. is recovering from holy wars and the government takeover by neo-Puritans, who are clamping down on dissidents of all kinds. Being gay is not yet a crime - in fact, the gay demographic is still a plum target for marketers - but queer anarchists see the writing on the wall and are building sanctuaries and preparing for war.
    The main character is a small-time hacker who gets swept up in the plots when he falls in lust with a cyborg who turns out to be a key figure in an anti-government conspiracy. After nearly getting killed in (what’s left of) New York City, the duo goes on the lam, taking the reader on a nightmarish road trip across America. The book’s cyberpunk style - jittery, spare, full of jump cuts and little diversions - is like John Brunner’s version of The Handmaid’s Tale, with plenty of sex thrown in for good measure. Here gay sex is an act of defiance, and the characters are defiant enough to make this dystopia a dicktopia. The graphic sex scenes may be too much for the average sci-fi reader, but queers of all kinds should enjoy this wicked thriller.


    First Amazon.com user review (excerpt)

    Afaik is a handsome Arab American living in Manhat (one of many slang terms invented by the author) and getting by as a low level, but still criminal techno-hacker. The Puritans are determined to frame Afaik as a homo-terrorist and he barely escapes capture when they raid and destroy his humble squat.

    Seeking refuge in a dingy bar, Afaik meets Aces Bannon, a big tough bionic stud willing to provide sanctuary for the night. Back at Aces' flat Afaik is not repulsed by Aces' metal hand and leg, and he more than welcomes the hot sex Aces offers.

    Falling hard for the big guy, Afaik agrees to accompany Aces on a cross country business trek, a trek Afaik soon realizes is associated with Q-Faction, a gay revolutionary group Aces belongs to. Q-Faction's goal is to protect what's left of gay rights and gay history, by fighting back against the diabolical Puritans.

    Buy it on Amazon.com

    You can also enjoy my witty X-rated posts at tombacchus.blogspot.com/

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    I've read a number of gay novels in the last few months:

    At Swim, Two Boys by Jamie O'Neal - the story of two boys who fall in love in Ireland in the year before the Easter Uprising in 1916. Very sweet, and hard to put down.

    Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin - set in Paris in the 50's, about an American falling into a love triangle with his American fiance and an Italian waiter.

    Maurice by E.M. Forster - a classic. Set in the early 20th century in English high society.

    The Bell by Iris Murdoch - not a gay novel, but deals with gay characters Pre-Stonewall.

    Now reading The amazing adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon, which again isn't a gay novel, but has a gay main character in it.

    I find a lot of good books on this page: http://jclarkmedia.com/gaybooks/recommended.html

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    P.S. Your Cat Is Dead

    Weirdest book I've ever read. But I loved it.

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    'Holding The Man' - Of all the books I've read this is simply the best .
    http://www.amazon.com/Holding-Man-Ti...7838626&sr=1-1

    Only released in the US this year, Australians have had access to this book since 1995.
    An Award winner and voted one of Australias 100 favourite reads.

    The term "holding the man" comes from Australian Rules Football - it is a transgression that incurs a penalty.http://www.afl.com.au/

    My partner bought me this book, and I began reading it one afternoon, and so began a profound journey. I found my self getting back to it at 3am, I had to see how the story unfolded. I could not put it down.
    It is a true life love story that causes one to experience the full range of emotions from euphoria to to complete sadness.

    It is an autobiographical work on the real life relationship of two Aussie boys from Melbourne who fall in love in a catholic high school (they are voted the senior years most popular couple). John is captain of the football team and Tim (the author) an aspiring actor. This story follows their life and due to the way it is written I felt like I knew these guys as best friends.
    Guaranteed to leave a lasting impression. You will not forget this book, which sits on my bookshelf reminding me of the powerful emotions it made me feel and as a reminder of what is really important in my life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshuaGlynn View Post
    Hey guys....

    Here is one from an author you might not expect. It's called The Immortals By Tracy Hickman.

    Tracy is most well known as the co-author of the Dragonlance Chronicles, but this is one of his finest and most controversial books. It is also a bit of a tear jerker.... but well worth the read.

    He has recently done a podcast of the book. Here is a link to it. You can download each chapter in masterfully done audio, full with music and sound effects.

    The Immortals

    I highly recommend this book. You can get it from both the link above or from I-tunes, for free!!

    Joshua

    Hey guys I just found out that this book is being republished in print!! It had been out of print for several years.

    So if you must read instead of listen here is a link to the pre-order.

    Here is a blurb on this book:

    "It's 2010, and an attempted cure for AIDS has mutated into a deadlier disease, V-CIDS. The U.S., under martial law, has set up "quarantine centers" in the Southwest. Searching for his gay son, Jon, media mogul Michael Barris smuggles himself into one of centers only to discover that it and the other centers are actually extermination camps. With a strange assortment of allies, including the leader of the camp's gay barracks, an army officer and a local cowboy, Barris precipitates an inmates' rebellion that promises the unraveling of the death-camp system and the overthrow of the government that established it."

    This book is FANTASTIC!!

    Joshua

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    Dennis Cooper's cycle of novels about his teenage love George Miles. Frisk is the real American Psycho.

    Edmund White's autobiographical quartet - A Boy's Own Story, The Beautiful Room Is Empty, Farewell Symphony and the touching The Married Man.

    Augusten Burroughs' Dry - the best account of an addiction since Burroughs' Junky / Queer.

    Mark Doty's lovely memoir Firebird.

    Jim Grimsley's gorgeous tale of romance during adolescense Dream Boy.

    And for entertaining witty erotica - Phil Andros' ( Samuel Steward)'s Boys in Blue.

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    Recent titles I have read are:

    Brendan Wolf by Brian Malloy

    Shakespeare Sonnets by Samuel Park

    Call Me by Your Name by Andre Aciman

    Just a Boy by Rob Clinger

    Blind Faith by Christopher Rice

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    Just finished the Maximum Ride series by James Patterson. The firs three were really good, while the fourth was a bit lacking...

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    I would recommend a new author by the name of John Simpson who writes gay romance/erotica action stories. He has been called the "Tom Clancy" of gay novels.

    Murder most gay
    Condor One

    these are the two I have read. Got em on Amazon.com

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    Sanchez's debut novel chronicles the senior year of three gay teens struggling with issues ranging from coming out to first love to an HIV scare.

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    Ok it's not that I was unaware of gayfic/lit existing.. I guess I was unaware of where to find it.

    There's a lot of commercial not... trash.. but like only so few choices at the small "Gay Interest" sections of Borders and Barnes and Noble, and many don't have that section.

    I really need to get into the know, thanks thread for giving me a wakeup call. I love fiction and the gay theme is always a bonus. Its like getting a "fix" or reinforcement that was lacking for us in commercial literature. Everything is about "boy meets girl" and that never struck a cord in me for obvious reasons.




    So to throw my hat in with a few suggestions.

    From Boys to Men- Edited by Ted Gideonse and Rob Williams: while it is a collection of gay men growing up, it differs because it isn't the classic "first time, or coming out" tales. Just normal anecdotes about living with the added element that they are all gay- which every gay man will tell you- the world is a bit askew to us.

    A Spot of Bother- Mark Haddon: probably heard of his "Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" but this is far better I believe. While not really "gayfic" the son Jamie is gay and his part in the story is really what kept me hooked.
    He's lowered his voice another notch, perhaps worried the unhappy boy might find out about his unhappiness and be unhappier still. Empire Falls - Richard Russo

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    Well I just finished The World of Normal Boys by K.M. Soehnlein. I really enjoyed this book definately one
    I would recomend. I couldn't put it down and ended up reading all 282 pages in one day.

    I am currently reading Strings Attached by Nick Nolan, it seems promising but ill have to let ya know soon.

    My favorite ever gay themed book would still have to be Ann Arbor South '96 by Skot Harris. I wrote a post about this book a while ago and I still love it.
    From my new fav song... If they could love like you and me imagine what the world could be

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    Christopher Rice has 4 books out; Tge Snow Garden is n excellent read, as is A density of Souls-my personal fav; Blind Fall is also good; His latest id Light before Day
    , i found it at the library

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markfromsacto View Post
    P.S. Your Cat Is Dead

    Weirdest book I've ever read. But I loved it.
    It's a great play - on stage.
    The movie version a couple of years back was less than wonderful, and left out some of the best lines.

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    Mark Richard Zubro is a great writer - has two series going both in the mystery genre.

    http://www.markzubro.com/

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    Don't overlook the Donald Stachey mystery series by Stevenson.

    Strachey is a private detective in Albany, NY.

    Four of the novels have already been filmed with out actor Chad Allen playing the title role. Two have been released on DVD and the third (and some say best) film will be available in February - On the Other Hand, Death.

    The fourth film, Ice Blues will no doubt be available later.

    Allen has signed to do several of the books. They have been fairly well done on film, so far.

    Marion Zimmer Bradley, the late sci/fi-fantasy author wrote a book about two trapeze artists called The Catch Trap which was also a very good read. One or more of her Darkover series of novels deals with same sex relationships.

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    Worth anyone's time are Mercedes Lackey's Valdemar series.

    The trilogy - The Last Herald Mage deals with the coming of age of a young man who is different but doesn't realize just how different. The three novels in the trilogy, Magic's Pawn, Magic's Promise, and Magic's Price, are extremely well done.

    Other books in the series deal with same sex relationships but not as extensively as those just mentioned.

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    tales of the city 8 book series
    & anything by Jay Quinn

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    For those who enjoy an India Jones/Da Vinci Code sort of read, I can recommend The Last Gospel by David Gibbins.

    For sheer impossible chase and escape, blood and excitement there is The whole Truth by David Baldacci.

    Neither are in the erotic/porn genre but for pure entertainment they are worth a read.



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    I'd like to read something that IS in the erotic/porn genre or at least has really hot sex in it. But it has to actually be well written, with a story, unlike 99% of the trash that's out.
    Anyone got any suggestions?

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    Already 47 postings and no one mentions The Front Runner by Patricia Nell Warren? I love this book. Since that it is one of the often talk-about title, I believe it should be mentioned here.

    Well, it's about the love affair between a young athlete and his coach. Since that they both respect the boundaries, the young man suffers. Things bloom beautifully for them when they accept one another and explore the path of relationship.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ratrat View Post
    I'd like to read something that IS in the erotic/porn genre or at least has really hot sex in it. But it has to actually be well written, with a story, unlike 99% of the trash that's out.
    Anyone got any suggestions?

    Ratrat, you have to try Mark Kendrick's books - Desert Sons. I remember it to have erotic contents and a passable storyline too. Unless you want heavy stuff such as Faggots by Larry Kramer.

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    Also by Steve Kluger, "Changing Pitches", a baseball love story.

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