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Suggest books for me > Deep, dark gay fiction/literature (not YA or Romance genres)

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message 1: by Jamie (last edited Dec 18, 2018 08:02PM) (new)

Jamie August | 2 comments Hi, I would like recs for literature featuring gay male protagonists. I'm not very interested in YA or Romance novels, and I have read most of the classics. Dark is okay, historical is okay.

Some examples of books I have read and enjoyed:
A Little Life
Giovanni's Room
The Boy I Love
As Meat Loves Salt
Call Me by Your Name
The Charioteer
The Persian Boy
The Song of Achilles
Comfort and Joy
Dream Boy

Thank you!!

message 2: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new)

Lobstergirl | 37536 comments Mod
Enigma Variations

Also check out Alan Hollinghurst's novels. They always feature at least one gay male character, sometimes a whole cast of gay males. The Line of Beauty is good.

message 3: by Jamie (new)

Jamie August | 2 comments I am not a fan of Hollinghurst...something about his tone is too cold/removed for me to care about his characters. The other two sound very interesting though, thanks!

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Paige | 588 comments Have you read Torsos?

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Benton Laufeysdottir | 8 comments Devil Take Me
The Foxhole Court
Captive Prince
They Both Die at the End
The Line of Beauty
Most books by Josh Lanyon ... but if I had to pick one to start with "The Ghost Had an Early Checkout"
Acqua Calda: A Novel

If you like James Paterson, Instinct fits the bill

You might also like this list: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/9... (or one of the other links within in it)

message 7: by Rosa (last edited Dec 28, 2018 11:36PM) (new)

Rosa (rosaiglarsh) | 4974 comments The Mammoth Book of Gay Short Stories has some dark, twisted stories, some of which I wish I’d never read. But the quality of the writing is uniformly excellent.

message 8: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new)

Lobstergirl | 37536 comments Mod
On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous is exactly what you're looking for.

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