Category: Homosexuality

The Turn of the Screw by Henry James

To begin, I’m not much a fan of Henry James’s writing. He’s verbose, long-winded, and indulgent in a way that irks me. This is not especially unusual in Victorian fiction, to be fair. I often have to remind my students, when we’re reading classic… Continue Reading “The Turn of the Screw by Henry James”

We the Animals by Justin Torres

Justin Torres’ We the Animals is a semi-autobiographical coming-of-age novella about a young boy and his two brothers, growing up mixed-race (their father is Puerto Rican and their mother is Caucasian) in New York. Though the book is rather short, at just under 130… Continue Reading “We the Animals by Justin Torres”

Guest Post: Joel Derfner, Lawfully Wedded Husband

Dear Readers, Today, I am pleased to welcome Joel Derfner, author of Lawfully Wedded Husband and Swish, to the blog! After weeks of trying to figure out what to write my guest post about, I take Roof Beam Reader’s recent post about Arthur Conan Doyle… Continue Reading “Guest Post: Joel Derfner, Lawfully Wedded Husband”

Thoughts: Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan

Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan Final Verdict: 4.0 out of 4.0 YTD:  51 When you look at the cover for Two Boys Kissing, you get a pretty good idea of what this book will be about.  Then you read the synopsis on the… Continue Reading “Thoughts: Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan”

Thoughts: Gods and Monsters by Christopher Bram

Gods and Monsters by Christopher Bram Final Verdict: 3.75 out of 4.0 YTD: 34 Plot/Story: 4 – Plot/Story is interesting/believable and impactful (socially, academically, etc.) Gods and Monsters, originally published under the title Father of Frankenstein is a creative retelling of the life of… Continue Reading “Thoughts: Gods and Monsters by Christopher Bram”

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