In 1979, Felice Picano rocketed to fame with the publication of this shocking, controversial thriller. Riveting and candid in its depiction of the gay sexual subculture of the era, and praised by Stephen King as "Explosive...Felice Picano is one hell of a writer," The Lure thrusts young widower Noel Hathaway into a dark universe of physical and psychological violence; an u...more
In addition, the book is longer than it needs to be, the prose goes deep-purple at times, and superlatives abound (the MOST renowned or beautiful or sought-after or well-built or fabulous or crowded or drug- and sex-saturated or despicable person/place/...more
I remember reading this book when I was in my late teens, early twenties and thinking...Wow, is this what the gay scene was like? It wasn't until I grew up that I realized that this was only a segment of the gay population.
I enjoyed the story because it took me into a world that I was unfamiliar with at the time. The story itself was well written and well thought out. From the first page, Felice Picano had me in his grips and held me tightly until the last page.
With that being said, I'm wonderin...more