Category: GLBT

Review: Queer by William S. Burroughs

Queer by William S. Burroughs Final Verdict: 3.5 out of 4.0 YTD: 20 Plot/Story: 3 – Plot/Story is interesting & believable. William S. Burroughs’s Queer is a story about American expatriates, living in Mexico during the 1960s.  Most of the ex-pats are male, and… Continue Reading “Review: Queer by William S. Burroughs”

Review: I’ll Get There. It Better be Worth the Trip by John Donovan

I’ll Get There. It Better Be Worth the Trip by John Donovan Final Verdict: 4.0 out of 4.0   YTD:  5 Plot/Story: 4 – Plot/Story is interesting/believable and impactful   What is hardest to believe about I’ll Get There. It Better be Worth the… Continue Reading “Review: I’ll Get There. It Better be Worth the Trip by John Donovan”

Dear Jerome: A Letter to J.D. Salinger

Dear Jerome, Mr. Salinger.  J.D.  How would you like to be addressed, I wonder?  Of course, it’s impossible to really ask, now, so I think I’ll just go with “Jerome.”  It seems real and logical.  And you seem real and logical.   Do you want… Continue Reading “Dear Jerome: A Letter to J.D. Salinger”


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