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The Brothers Bishop by Bart Yates
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Sep 21, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: lgbt

Read during the Great Blackout of Aught-Eight...

The titular brothers Bishop--Tommy and Nathan--have (somewhat) gotten use to life apart from each other. When a beach vacation brings them together, along with Tommy's newest boyfriend and a straight couple, all hell breaks loose. Mix in one of Nathan's summer school students and an impromptu archaeological dig next door and this book has several explosive plots running at once. However, Yates overcomes the cliched situation in which all the main characters come together and delivers another novel that plumbs the depths of familial love and personal lust.

This novel--more so than the author's others--puts the "gay" plot front and center, including some very sexy scenes. However, the thing that keeps it from getting 5 stars, in my opinion, is the stereotypical cop-out ending. If you've read any gay novels from the 1980s and 1990s, you'll see the denouement coming a mile away.
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Smith completely true about the ending.

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