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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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Review of The Line of Beauty - Alan Hollinghurst

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80s revival

Advantages: Easy to read, beautifully written, good chapter length
Disadvantages: None

Introduction ******************** The Line of Beauty is an excellent read which was recently turned into a 3 part series by Queer as Folk director Russell T.Davis. While I enjoyed the televisation I didnt feel it captured the same joys and horrors that ...

Shoka 22.02.2006 · Read full review
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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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The Farewell Symphony

Advantages: Important as literature
Disadvantages: Novel format not convincing

The problem with "novels" that read like biographies, is having the author's real name loom large in the text, while those of other characters have been disguised to "protect their privacy." It's like having a garden hose pipe with a bend in the middle, ...

Willythewriter 07.01.2008 · Read full review
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Review of The Farewell Symphony - Edmund White

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A good read but won't suit everyone

Advantages: Good story, well researched
Disadvantages: Won't suit everyone

This is another book that I got the lend of from a friend. I didn't know much about the book when I started to read it which was probably a good thing as I may not have bothered otherwise. The Book The main character in the book is Nancy Astley ...

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Review of Tipping the Velvet - Sarah Waters

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