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A Very Queer Family Indeed: Sex, Religion, and the Bensons in Victorian Britain
3.38
really liked it
Goldhill, the specialist in Greek tragedy who's been working on reception studies recently, writes a popularizing biography/analysis of the archbishop ...more
Feb 09, 2017
Feb 09, 2017
 
The Charioteer
4.08
it was ok
A novel about a gay British soldier recuperating in a hospital from a battle injury during WWII, and the Conscientious Objector he falls in love with. ...more
not set
Jan 02, 2011
 
Not Gay: Sex Between Straight White Men
3.58
liked it
There were some very interesting ideas in here, and I'd really like to read the author's book she seemed to be contemplating about social construction ...more
Aug 09, 2015
Aug 10, 2015
 
An Arrow's Flight
3.90
it was amazing
Tells the story of Pyrrhus/Neoptolemus, the son of Achilles, you know, the one who finally does sack Troy (and kills old Priam in such bloody detail i ...more
not set
Jan 02, 2011
 
Mahu Blood (Mahu, #5)
4.10
really liked it
I liked this book much better than the previous one (Mahu Vice). I found the framing narrative/plot really interesting (Hawaiian sovereignty) and the ...more
Sep 30, 2012
Sep 30, 2012
 
The Affair of the Porcelain Dog (Ira Adler #1)
3.97
liked it
I enjoyed this. It had a little bit too complicated of a plot, but I liked the characters and the world. A bit too gritty for my tastes.
Nov 16, 2014
Nov 16, 2014
 
Rainbow Boys (Rainbow Trilogy, #1)
3.84
liked it
A very melodramatic YA novel about three gay boys in high school. *Amazingly* angsty and over-emotional, but extremely fun to read. It's so nice to ha ...more
not set
Jan 02, 2011
 
Why Stop At Vengeance (Donald Strachey #14)
3.91
really liked it
Don and Timmy are like my beloved crotchety gay uncles I visit every couple of years. They always have a new heavy-handed cause they're working on, an ...more
Jul 07, 2015
Jul 08, 2015
 
Mahu Vice (Mahu, #4)
4.11
liked it
**spoiler alert** I didn't like this nearly as much as some of the others in the series. I felt like it was really kink-negative (perhaps unintentiona ...more
Sep 28, 2012
Sep 29, 2012
 
Unspeakable Love: Gay and Lesbian Life in the Middle East
3.74
liked it
Kind of depressing, really, unsurprising given the book's subject. It wasn't as informative as I'd hoped, but I was most interested in the bits about ...more
not set
Jan 02, 2011
 
Hans Christian Andersen
4.10
really liked it
Great biography. Very dense. I didn't know before reading it that Andersen was gay; I definitely believed he was afterwards.
not set
Jan 02, 2011
 
Death Claims (Dave Brandstetter, #2)
3.99
really liked it
Enjoying this series. The mystery was good and I like the characters/atmosphere/writing.
Feb 14, 2014
Feb 14, 2014
 
Two Gentlemen Sharing
3.51
liked it
This charming novel, set in the English countryside, follows the (mis)adventures of a gay couple who buy an estate in a small English village, shaken ...more
not set
Jan 02, 2011
 
Point of Hopes (Astreiant, #1)
3.80
it was amazing
One of my favorite m/m sf books. The world-building is great, the writing is great, the pairing is great. I love the characters. I *love* this book (a ...more
Jun 12, 2012
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Jan 02, 2011
 
Ice Blues (Donald Strachey, #3)
3.86
really liked it
Re-read this one yesterday because I was hoping it would make me feel better about the terrible winter we're having! (It did a little, I think.) I rea ...more
Feb 17, 2015
Feb 18, 2015
 
A Revolutionary Romance
3.39
it was ok
Okay story about two politicians in love. One is the reincarnation of Thomas Jefferson, the other of John Adams. Together they bully some closeted pol ...more
Jul 03, 2012
Jul 03, 2012
 
The Seduction of the Mediterranean: Writing, Art and Homosexual Fantasy
3.90
really liked it
Aldrich explores the connections in the "homosexual" European male imagination of c.1750 - c.1950 between the "Mediterranean" (i.e., Greece and Italy) ...more
Jun 09, 2012
Jun 09, 2012
 
Blackmail, My Love: A Murder Mystery
3.98
liked it
It was okay. I liked the historical detail, mostly, but I wasn't thrilled with the actual writing -- it was kind of boring in places and I found mysel ...more
Jan 30, 2016
Jan 30, 2016
 
Mahu (Mahu #1)
3.95
liked it
I really liked the place specificity of this book (Hawaii). I was not as enthralled by the coming out drama (it's one of my least favorite gay plots), ...more
Sep 22, 2012
Sep 24, 2012
 
Zero Break (Mahu, #6)
4.11
really liked it
Definitely my favorite of the Kimo books! I was so pleased at how the case was simply that, a case and not something Kimo was personally involved in. ...more
Oct 02, 2012
Oct 02, 2012
 
Fires of London (Francis Bacon, #1)
3.70
liked it
Interesting historical mystery in which gay British painter Francis Bacon investigates a mystery. The prose style was at times distracting (I felt lik ...more
Apr 12, 2014
Apr 13, 2014
 
The Confession
3.35
liked it
Very interesting read, although the apologetics for what were ultimately his own choices are a bit wearying. Still, a fascinating look at what ambitio ...more
not set
Jan 02, 2011
 
Early Graves (Dave Brandstetter, #9)
4.06
really liked it
Well, this is the AIDS book I'd been expecting for quite a while in the series. This was certainly stronger than the last book (Little Dog Laughed), b ...more
Feb 18, 2014
Feb 19, 2014
 
The Intimate World of Abraham Lincoln
3.21
really liked it
Really interesting biography. I'm not sure I was that convinced by all his evidence (Lincoln was tall! Tall men hit puberty early! Men who hit puberty ...more
not set
Jan 02, 2011
 
Point of Knives (Astreiant, #1.5)
3.98
it was amazing
I have been waiting *YEARS* for this book, and I am so delighted that it exists. It was wonderful to return to Astreiant with Nico and Philip (even if ...more
Jan 04, 2017
Jun 03, 2012
 
Mahu Fire: A Hawai'ian Mystery (Mahu #3)
4.10
really liked it
Kimo is a little more settled now, and I liked how he seemed more confident in his identity here. I also liked that there was an actual romance plot. ...more
Sep 24, 2012
Sep 24, 2012
 
The Gumshoe, the Witch, and the Virtual Corpse (Gumshoe, #1)
3.96
it was amazing
I love this book. I'm not normally a fan of multiple POV switching like this, but this book is just so much fun that I don't mind. It's clever and int ...more
May 06, 2012
not set
May 07, 2012
 
Bertram Cope's Year
3.67
really liked it
Amazing that this exists -- and it's nice to read. As explicit as Maurice (with which it is roughly contemporary), no, but remarkably obvious to the e ...more
Mar 27, 2016
Mar 28, 2016
 
Skinflick (Dave Brandstetter, #5)
4.01
really liked it
I liked the mystery here, but I was more interested in the character development. As always, the denouement moved too fast.

What's happened to Dave's f
...more
Feb 15, 2014
Feb 16, 2014
 
Fadeout (Dave Brandstetter, #1)
3.97
really liked it
Very enjoyable book -- I loved getting to see a contemporary account here of gay life in 1970, and the mystery itself was fine. I like the main charac ...more
Feb 13, 2014
Feb 13, 2014
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