last comment by Mic P.
4 years ago
I've read gay-themed youth novels (Brent Hartinger, David Levithan), but I am getting too old for them lol.
over 4 years ago
THE WRONG SIDE OF THE OCEAN,
There's a non-explicit gay relationship in Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh, who is one of my favourite authors, and there's gay characters in Making History by Stephen Fry, but neither of these books is what I'd call 'gay literature' really. They're both excellent books, though.
October 4, 2009
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If I'm not mistaken the Brideshead Revisited movie is based on this book?
Will check out these titles, thank you!
Yeah, it is.
I love the movie.
I've only seen the film that was done a couple of years ago, not the 1980s version. I prefer the book to the film, though. I love Evelyn Waugh's books.
Augusten Burroughs! I love him as an author, he's my favorite!
You gotta read Running With Scissors, Dry, Possible Side Effects, they're funny, witty, sarcastic but they're just hilarious. I think You might like them.
If you go to amazon, they list you suggestions of similar things. That's a good place to look if you have a starting point.
And I've never read it, but this one, Leave Myself Behind by Bart Yates, amazon.com/Leave-Myself-Behind-Bart-Yates/dp/0758203497/ref=pd_sim_b_4_img looks interesting
I've also seen the new one. I haven't read the book.
i REALLY wish there were some gay relationships in mainstream literature. such a shame there's not.oh well, when I'M an author ..
I once "checked" out a book called "boy meets boy" lol, at my library, but my brother found it in my backpack so I pretended it was for school and threw it away later so it could never appear again ever
*almost* any time something involves gay people it's all about the fact that they're gay too...
which is okay to some extent, but also...someone should be different
that is the youth novel i read! it was by david levithan. i think he co-wrote nick & norah's infinite playlist if you are familiar with that too
checked it out, thank you!
Oh nice, i've actually seen the movie version of running with scissors. But, as usual, I suppose the book was better? will check it out :)
that is very true. but at least, in other mainstream media platforms such as in film and television, gay characters are being explored more and more. hope the same thing goes for literature.
I will wait for your book!
While searching, I stumbled upon a list on afterelton.comBest 50 Gay Books > afterelton.com/print/2008/11/bestgaybooksYou might want to check it out. Thanks for all the titles!
Oh yeah the book was definitely better. I still haven't seen the movie though, I hope to. You have to check it out, I'm in love with his writing. He's so vulgar it's hilarious.
at swim two boys is amazing
i had forgotten about that one
Jen O. C.
annnnd how! :D
January 1, 2010
David Sedaris is a great writer; read Naked or When You Are Engulfed in flames. His books are more about relationships than sex, though, so if you're looking for hot man-on-man action it's probably not the best choice.
William S Burroughs was a pretty queer fellow, he even wrote a book called 'Queer' back in the early 1950s.
January 3, 2010
E. Lynn Harris [recently deceased] wrote a nice series of novels on gay Black men, mainly being in the closet but some being out. It was pretty good if you don't mind ethnic references. It's good to start from the beginning because he keeps a certain storyline going and a certain character always pops up.
January 5, 2010
THEATRES NEAR YOU,
I read rainbow boys and rainbow high (a trilogy) I'm pretty sure that's more in the youth section but I'm not sure.
January 7, 2010
THE EMERALD CITY,
Not sure if I'd consider it a youth/teen book or not, but I really loved "Hero" by Perry Moore. It's about a teenage superhero with two struggles, (a.) he's still trying to discover his powers, and (b.) he's an in-the-closet homosexual. There's some good scandal in there, as you can imagine ;)
SOUTH AND NORTHWEST AND SOUTH AGAIN,
omg. i just finished this book called The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay. It won the pulitzer...i think in 2000? but anyway, about a third of the book is about a gay character and really, it's beautiful. it's also about the rise of the comic book industry...if that's something you're interested in. really, it's pretty fucking wonderful.
January 8, 2010
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