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Father of Frankenstein
4.07
Father of Frankenstein by Christopher Bram 1995 read in Feb 2010
A novel using James Whale the real director of Frankenstein, and Bride of Frankenstein
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Feb 18, 2010
Feb 18, 2010
 
City Boy: My Life in New York in the 1960s and 70s
3.61
City Boy, My life in New York during the 1960’s and ‘70s by Edmund White 2009; read in Feb 2010
I appreciated Edmund Whites clean concise writing. His
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Mar 04, 2010
Mar 04, 2010
 
Gone Girl
3.98
Great page turner. I couldn't put it down.
Oct 06, 2014
Oct 06, 2014
 
Intolerable: A Memoir of Extremes
3.59
I think it is the best book I read all year. Kamal writes with such honesty, humility, and compassion. A concise and cleanly written memoir of gay man ...more
Oct 07, 2013
Oct 07, 2013
 
Back Where He Started
4.12
I laughed, I cried, I smiled, and felt warm all over. Great sentimental book.
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Jan 19, 2011
 
The Death of Friends (Henry Rios Mystery, #5)
4.25
His book get better and better. I am intrigued with Henry Rio.
Mar 16, 2011
Mar 09, 2011
 
Call Me by Your Name
4.04
It is a novel about a gay 16 year old American growing up in Italy. The author is a straight, married, professor teaching at City University of NY. H ...more
Apr 2007
Feb 18, 2010
 
Finishing the Hat: Collected Lyrics, 1954-1981, With Attendant Comments, Principles, Heresies, Grudges, Whines, and Anecdotes
4.52
Similar to the Avenue Q character with the same name as I, who sat down to a leisurely afternoon with a fictional book about Broaday Musicals, I too a ...more
Jan 13, 2011
Dec 29, 2010
 
Mapping the Territory: Selected Nonfiction
3.95
Mapping the Territory by Christopher Bram, 2009 Non-fiction essays by gay novelist, and prolific reader. It is a primer on Gay writers and literature. ...more
Feb 2010
Feb 12, 2010
 
A Natural Woman: A Memoir
3.66


The music of Carole King, like the music of Elton John is the music of my generation, and the soundtrack of my life. So my review was biased before I
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Apr 28, 2012
Apr 24, 2012
 
Inferno (Robert Langdon, #4)
3.73
I am still trying to get though the Lost Symbol, that book just can't keep my attention. so it was with some trepidation I started Inferno, borrowed f ...more
Jul 17, 2013
Jul 17, 2013
 
The Seven Daughters of Eve: The Science That Reveals Our Genetic Ancestry
3.96
Bryan Sykes is a genetics scientist who saw the potential for DNA to aid Genealogy in building family trees. He writes for the layman, and spins an ex ...more
May 09, 2013
May 09, 2013
 
Lives of the Circus Animals: A Novel
3.46
Lives of the Circus Animals by Christopher Bram 2003 read in Feb 2010
A novel about a group of friends; actors, playwrights, theatre critics and such.
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Feb 2010
Feb 24, 2010
 
Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father
3.96
I loved this book. It is not my story, but I felt a connection to it. I am a gay man with 3 daughters, the first born in 1973. I did not live in San F ...more
Sep 03, 2013
Sep 03, 2013
 
The Monk and the Skeptic: Dialogues on Sex, Faith, and Religion
3.17
This stretched the limits my understanding and knowledge of philosophy and metaphysical theology. It was entertaining, and enlightening, but I'm not s ...more
Jan 17, 2014
Jan 17, 2014
 
Open and Shut
3.99
I just finished all the published Harry Bosch novels, and was in great need for a need series. I found Andy Carpenter on the internet, and just finish ...more
Jul 10, 2014
Jul 10, 2014
 
Body Counts: A Memoir of Politics, Sex, AIDS, and Survival
4.19
Having lived about the same time as Sean, I have many of the same memories as he. But he is must braver and involved than I. The clarity, contemplativ ...more
Sep 19, 2014
Sep 19, 2014
 
God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything
3.93
I remember as a child going to Sunday school and feeling just like Mr Hitchens. What is all this make believe being taught. Mr Hitchens doesn't pull a ...more
Dec 30, 2011
Jan 05, 2012
 
American Savage: Insights, Slights, and Fights on Faith, Sex, Love, and Politics
3.94
I had read most of the material in this book prior in other forms over recent years. It is a compilation of blogs and articles Dan has written the pas ...more
Jun 09, 2013
Jun 11, 2013
 
Exiles in America
3.47
>u/u< by Christopher Bram. I am really hooked on this writer. He creates wonderful well rounded honest but sympathetic characters. He is a great ...more
Mar 19, 2010
Mar 18, 2010
 
Imagined London: A Tour of the World's Greatest Fictional City
3.32
Ms Quindlen writes so well, her version of the yellow pages would be a page turner. This is a delightful guide to literary London. A city I love. And ...more
Oct 11, 2011
Oct 13, 2011
 
DNA USA: A Genetic Biography of America
3.45
This is the third book by Bryan Sykes I have read, and although this is more a travelog of his trip across the US, It is still well written, and capti ...more
May 16, 2013
May 16, 2013
 
Look, I Made a Hat: Collected Lyrics, 1981-2011, With Attendant Comments, Amplifications, Dogmas, Harangues, Digressions, Anecdotes, and Miscellany
4.48
I think I enjoyed the first volume more because He taught so much about writing lyrics, but the second volume include Sunday in the Park with George, ...more
Dec 12, 2011
Dec 15, 2011
 
The Trial of Pope Benedict: Joseph Ratzinger and the Vatican's Assault on Reason, Compassion, and Human Dignity
3.95
As a non-catholic, and atheist, the author kept me interested, through much of the infra-church politics and intrigue. It is a well written expose of ...more
Sep 11, 2013
Sep 11, 2013
 
My Husband and My Wives: A Gay Man's Odyssey
3.08
I loved this story of a Gay man's life from 1930 to present. He writes a great story, more a erotic novel. Author was a classic Greek professor and I ...more
Jun 11, 2013
Jun 11, 2013
 
Insignificant Others
3.43
Sophisticated, witty, truthful, and insightful. A story of inperfect characters trying, failing and trying again to navigate life's confusions. A few ...more
Jul 07, 2010
Jul 07, 2010
 
Molly Ivins: A Rebel Life
3.62
I have always enjoyed Molly Ivins' point of view, and her columns. Now I love Molly Ivins. All liberals must read this book about one of our patron sa ...more
Feb 14, 2012
Feb 14, 2012
 
Not My Father's Son: A Memoir
3.94
Best celebrity memior I have read. Perhaps because it wasn't about his celebrity. Masterpiece Mystery would be proud of his story telling, and suspenc ...more
Jun 22, 2015
Jun 22, 2015
 
The Gods of Guilt (Mickey Haller, #5)
4.05
Another great crime mystery by Mr Connolly. I think this may his best. Clean and straight forward narrative. He is a master of character development. ...more
Feb 02, 2014
Feb 02, 2014
 
All the Shah's Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror
4.19
I love political history, and this has it all. Well written, and a quick read. Very relevant to the US's policy toward Iran today, and Iran's history ...more
Sep 26, 2012
Sep 27, 2012
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