Thursday, October 4, 2007

The First Verse

We've just finished Edmund White's anthology of new gay fiction, Fresh Men. One of the stories there was an extract about a Dublin student who gets caught up in a strange "reading" cult (Book Men DC !?). Many of us found it captivating. I've read the novel by Barry McCrea and predict that if you found that extract about obsession obsessively readable, you'll probably find the whole novel that way as well—a considerable achievement, considering that it's sustained over a space ten times as long! What's more, despite my lengthening backlog of books unread, I'm up for a re-read if there's general interest. Check it out at Lambda Rising.

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