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Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin
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Jun 01, 12


Giovanni's Room is a good novel, at times a great novel, but I don't love it as much as my friends and colleagues do. There are no interesting women characters--Hella is the least interesting among them. The sexuality of male interaction is handled beautifully; Baldwin is expertly subtle and shrewdly suggestive.

I'm a bigger fan of Baldwin's nonfiction than I am of his fiction.
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