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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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It was Mitch whodunnit - to everyone

Advantages: Graphic, extremely humerous, sexy, there is a plot even
Disadvantages: None

...it: It looked intriguing, the title alone caught my eye and I enjoy a ‘whodunit’ type murder mystery but also like a bit of sexual shenanigans thrown in to liven things up a bit. It seemed the ideal read. I have been off work ill of late ...

Walowiz 27.01.2013 · Read full review
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Review of The Back Passage - James Lear

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Mixed Feelings

Advantages: Thought-provoking, delightful writing style
Disadvantages: Hard-going, slow-moving

Focusing on an episode in the life of Edward Manners in which he emigrates to a Belgian city (unnamed in the text) to tutor students of English, The Folding Star examines the natures of love, lust and obsession. Marketed as a 'gay novel', the novel's num ...

a9robert 07.06.2008 · Read full review
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Review of The Folding Star - Alan Hollinghurst

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Good Read

Advantages: Interestingly diverse
Disadvantages: Heavy going in places

After reading The Swimming Pool Library I thought I would try another by the same author........Although I did not enjoy this one quite as much, non the less it is definitely a good read. It is based around Edward Manners who escapes England to go and li ...

robertedgerton 16.07.2000 · Read full review
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Review of The Folding Star - Alan Hollinghurst

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darkly intriguing

Advantages: beautifully descriptive
Disadvantages: incredibly slow paced

...i chose to read this book before the swimming pool library. whilst the folding star is certainly a slow paced book it is laced with side stories of pain & death starkly mirrored by the hopes of youth, the graphic depictions of gay sex may be quite strong ...

mrandys 23.07.2010 · Read full review
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Review of The Folding Star - Alan Hollinghurst

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