Posts tagged gay book
Posts tagged gay book
A book from another Author from Lethe Press.
A list of gay books both new ones and classic ones.
(Above: This is the original cover of the book, the one I have / Below: The new version)
Every so often I’ll pick up this book At Swim, Two Boys by Jamie O’Neill. I first picked up this book almost a decade ago when I was 13 on the cusp of 14. I had just barely understood what had gone…
Given my bf is Irish, I suppose I should add this to my reading list.
Slant available at InsightOut Book Club.
“It’s two different audiences. Readers who are reading M/M fiction aren’t reading gay fiction. It’s two different types of books.”
-An article discussing the M/M Romances that seems to dominate gay book categories.
Meh. I could’ve done without reading this book. Sorry to spoil the review there.
I had read of a few blogs hinting at an asexual character, but that turned out to be disappointing speculation. That, coupled with the appearance of several gay characters, I was looking forward to diving into some absorbing Queer YA Fiction.
So, we have Will Grayson (number 1) who is friends with Tiny Cooper, the biggest gayest sweetest high schooler around. We have Will Grayson (number 2) who is gay, and who through happenstance meets the other Will Grayson, and consequently Tiny Cooper. The common thread throughout is Tiny’s ambition to mount a musical play at his school, a musical which is about, written, directed, produced, and starring Tiny Cooper, and is obviously very gay (the musical, but so is Tiny).
I bought this book. It’s by the author of “Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist.” Will post my own review sometime.
Insight Out Book Club will now carry my book.
I think this is the sweetest line from the review. :)
Trends in contemporary popular fiction can be as unpredictable as fashion fads. Nobody expected, for instance, that the gloomy, bespectacled Harry Potter would help resuscitate the ailing book industry any more than Lady Gaga’s bizarre looks would help motivate retail sales. Yet today’s newest publishing trend is as out in left field as Potter and Gaga once were.
Over the past year, man-on-man romantic fiction – books featuring two male protagonists engaged in a sexual or emotional relationship with each other – has taken a significant bite out of one of publishing’s biggest markets. Amazon’s Kindle has had such success with the genre that the e-book site has tripled its “m/m” stock since January, 2010. Even Harlequin – the most profitable and old-fashioned romance fiction house in the world – has recently started to publish same-sex love stories via the company’s digital imprint, Carina Press. What’s most surprising, though, are the types of readers the books have hooked: Straight, married women are among the genre’s top fans. That may be because the authors, such as Iowa’s Heidi Cullinan, a 37-year-old suburban mother of two, are frequently heterosexual females, too. Cullinan has penned such recent works as the popular gay romance Double Blind and the homoerotic fantasy Miles and The Magic Flute.