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Love on the Dancefloor

it was amazing 5.00  ·  Rating details ·  4 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Why does he want to ruin a perfectly good friendship by becoming boyfriends? Why would someone from Paul’s background have any interest in ordinary boy-next-door Tom?

Tom is quiet and awkward, especially after his ex told him he was nothing. Besides, Tom’s too nerdy, too organised, too shy to ask anyone out ever again.

Except maybe Paul.

When Paul talks to him, Tom feels
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Published June 21st 2019 by Beaten Track Publishing
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Ulysses Dietz
Jun 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love on the Dance Floor
By Liam Livings
Beaten Track Publishing, 2019
Five stars

I’ve read all of Liam Living’s books with central gay characters. There is much that is familiar about this latest work: the closely-observed narrative that focuses on a distinctly British cultural microcosm (in this case the early 1990s and the world of DJ’s, clubbers, and ecstasy). However, this is Livings’ most sophisticated and carefully wrought book yet. It is very much the voice of a young writer of the 21st
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Debbie McGowan
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I'm a bit too old to have been part of 1990s rave culture (I've probably given myself away by calling it that), but I certainly remember the hype in the British media about people dying from a terrible new drug called ecstasy. I was studying Beat culture at uni at the time, and the Beat writers' use of psychedelic drugs to heighten consciousness and think in new, subversive ways. And I remember thinking...really, that's what the 'mad for it' lot are up to - escaping the
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Verena
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Back in the 90s I was at the other end of the music spectrum and listening to Indie, Alternative and possibly Grunge; we kind of regarded ravers and their drug use with suspicion and just maybe a bit of snotty disdain (we got piss drunk instead, ha). So when I started this book I was a bit apprehensive as I still have little interest in reading about someone's drug experiences - I was pleasantly surprised, though. Yes, there is a lot of drug use, and yes, being high plays a big role, but I was

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Liam Livings lives where east London ends and becomes Essex. He shares his house with his boyfriend and cat. He enjoys baking, cooking, classic cars and socialising with friends. He escapes from real life with a guilty pleasure book, cries at a sad, funny and camp film – and he’s been known to watch an awful lot of Gilmore Girls in the name of writing ‘research’.

He has written since he a teenager,
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