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Diamond review  Slim

Advantages: Beautifully written, wise choices.
Disadvantages: Sometimes hard to read, the AIDS story has moved on a little.

The Darker Proof is a collection of short stories about AIDS by two prominent gay writers: Adam Mars-Jones who is English and Edmund White who is American. They are stories, not biographies, autobiographies, or eye witness accounts so they aren't abou ...

jillmurphy 17.11.2002 · Read full review
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Review of The Darker Proof - Adam Mars-Jones, Edmund White

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Lesbo what

Advantages: lovely lesbians, shelly-esque passion on an island paradise
Disadvantages: THERE ARE LITERALY NONE!

...Just finished this book, its all about the rough and tumble world of the lesbian television industry, "Bad Girls" featuring prominantly in the Hall of Fame for T.V series most likely to send their lesbian televison inmates homicidaly insane! The plot ...

ZackMorris 28.09.2001 · Read full review
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Review of The Complete Hothead Paisan - Diane DiMassa

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Coming of Age, Going With Men

Advantages: Excellent story, characterisation, romance without slush
Disadvantages: Homosexual theme may not appeal to everyone

To fly through the air with the greatest of ease was one of my childhood dreams. The trapeze and the artists who perform on it have been a source of fascination to me since I was a child. Seeing The Catch Trap by one of my favourite authors, Marion Zimmer ...

demonicsmurfette 27.10.2005 · Read full review
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Cause It's Men In Tights, And It Feels Alright...

Advantages: The best damn teenage gay male romance I have ever come across.
Disadvantages: The second part gets bogged down with fluffy philosophy and internal dialogs.

The first rule is when falling not to miss the net. 25 years ago I was a closeted teenage gay geek. Yep, that’s right, a 15 year old boy that was being raised in a very strict Holy Roller household and far too aware of his sexuality and the pain it wo ...

Randomkill 15.11.2003 · Read full review
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Booker Winner 2004

Advantages: characters, writing, plot
Disadvantages: not a novel everyone would love

...'The Line of Beauty' by Alan Hollinghurst won the Booker Prize in 2004, going up against novels by Achmat Dangor, Sarah Hall, David Mitchell, Colm Toibin and Gerard Woodward. Hollinghurst had written three novels previous to this one. The book follows ...

heatherrr13 25.10.2005 · Read full review
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