Category: GLBT Challenge

Review: The Satyricon by Petronius

The Satyricon by Petronius Final Verdict: 3.75 out of 4.0 YTD:  58 Plot/Story: 4 – Plot/Story is interesting/believable and impactful. Okay, this is not your grandfather’s classical Roman literature, unless your grandfather was a horny old homosexual (well, perhaps bisexual or pansexual), with a… Continue Reading “Review: The Satyricon by Petronius”

Review: Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan Final Verdict: 4.0 out of 4.0 YTD: 57 Plot/Story: 4 – Plot/Story is interesting/believable and impactful When I heard that John Green and David Levithan were teaming up to write a novel about the… Continue Reading “Review: Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan”

Review: Nip the Buds, Shoot the Kids by Kenzaburo Oe

Nip the Buds, Shoot the Kids by Kenzaburo Oe Final Verdict: 3.25 out of 4.0 YTD: 51 Plot/Story: 4 – Plot/Story is interesting/believable and impactful Kenzaburo Oe’s Nip the Buds, Shoot the Kids is the story of a group of teenage boys who are… Continue Reading “Review: Nip the Buds, Shoot the Kids by Kenzaburo Oe”

Junky by William S. Burroughs

Junky by William S. Burroughs Final Verdict: 3.5 out of 4.0 Plot/Story: 4 – Plot/Story is interesting/believable and impactful. William S. Burroughs’s Junky (originally published under the title Junkie) is an autobiographically-inspired romp through one man’s introduction to drugs, the addiction that ensues, and the… Continue Reading “Junky by William S. Burroughs”

Review: Beautiful Room is Empty by Edmund White

Summary: The Beautiful Room is Empty picks up shortly after where White’s earlier memoir, A Boy’s Own Story, leaves off.  This work discusses not just the growth of boy-into-man, but also gives a historical account of the period. The 1950s and 1960s – the… Continue Reading “Review: Beautiful Room is Empty by Edmund White”

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