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# 1 : Friday 17-12-2004 @ 12:44
 
 

I wanna get a good book or two for over the holidays - whats out at the moment thats good & maybe has a gay theme ?
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# 2 : Friday 17-12-2004 @ 13:03
 
 
Chad does Cory 3 - the unedited version?
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# 3 : Friday 17-12-2004 @ 13:04
 
 
Failing the above cxheck out

http://www.gayliterature.com/100.htm

For the top 100 gay books!

So exciting

Failing that..

Get

the de vinci code - excellent read! unfortunately it's a straight novel - no gayness in it at all...
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# 4 : Friday 17-12-2004 @ 13:09
 
 
Have you read Armistead Maupin's classic "Tales of the City"? It's a must have.

Erstwhile porn star Aiden Shaw's Brutal is good too.
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# 5 : Friday 17-12-2004 @ 13:58
 
 
The 'Tales of the City' series are great, but there's also another really good author Paul Monette, great books, but can be a little depressing at times.
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# 6 : Friday 17-12-2004 @ 14:10
 
 
Somebody in Australia tried to get me to read that Tales of the City, JK, I said no bleeeeedin way as I was reading IT at the time but I heard it is a good book all the same.
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# 7 : Friday 17-12-2004 @ 14:16
 
 
Tales of the City are excellent (in my own humble opinion) - there are 4 or 5 books, dealing with life in San Francisco in its heyday in the 1970s and into the 80s. The books are written in a fast-paced dialogue form and are equally touching and funny. Tales of the City was also made into a TV show which aired in the early 90s. Reading the books was the main reason I wantred to do my J1 in San Fran (as well as my being gay).

Maupin has sworn he will not write another Tales book again, despite the pleading of the book reading world......
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# 8 : Friday 17-12-2004 @ 22:17
 
 
A Home at the End of the World by Michael Cunningham doesn't seem to be on the list on the site somebody posted. I strongly recommend it -- I loved that novel.
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# 9 : Friday 17-12-2004 @ 23:32
 
 
the arrival of fergal flynn by brian kennedy is very good and an easy read,not to taxing over the festive season
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# 10 : Saturday 18-12-2004 @ 00:26
 
 
Read Perfume by Patrick Suskind.It's not gay but is a good read.One of the best I'v read...Star of the sea is a good read as well
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# 11 : Saturday 18-12-2004 @ 09:07
 
 
The City And The Pillar-Gore Vidal
Brokeback Mountain-Annie Proulx
Maurice-E.M. Forster
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# 12 : Saturday 18-12-2004 @ 10:28
 
 
Or there's this...a must for all armchair fanatics.. http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0316729175/ref=ase_b3ta- etc ...
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# 13 : Saturday 18-12-2004 @ 13:21
 
 
A good non-fiction read that is just out in paperback is 'Strangers: Homosexuality in the Nineteenth Century', by Graham Robb.

It is a very readable book of history that tells the story of homosexuals in the 19th Century, and makes the point that was more active gay life in that period than we sometimes think, looking from the vantage point of the 21st century.

It is available in Waterstones in Dawson St, or altenatively, from Amazon.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0330482246/qid=110337565 etc ...
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# 14 : Saturday 18-12-2004 @ 16:53
 
 
Memoirs of Hadrian by Marguerite Yourcenar.

It's been translated from the french, and an excellent version is available here:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0141184965/qid=110338838 etc ...

The latter part of the book deals a lot with Hadrian's relationship with Antinous, which I found very moving, tragic though it is.
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# 15 : Friday 3-12-2004 @ 17:10
 
 
I loved "Destiny of Souls" written by Christopher Rice (gay son of Anne Rice - Interview with a Vampire fame)

see http://www.densityofsouls.com/index2.htm
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