This post had to come sooner or later. I mean come on! I am gay and I had to let you guys know my all-time top 10 favourite gay novels, and yes I just spelt favourite with a u, which wordpress is just about now rejecting and I do not care. Anyway, enough of the rambling and down to my favourites:
1. Sputnik Sweetheart by Haruki Murakami: This one will always be at the top of my list, no matter what. This is not even your traditional gay novel, if you know what I mean. It just is. Like a poem, like a song, like a tribute to unrequited love of two women and a man caught in between. I can read this anytime.
2. A Boy’s Own Story by Edmund White: A coming-of-age tale of a boy who realises he is gay and how his life changes for the better or for worse. A heart-aching book. Brilliant!
3.Quarantine by Rahul Mehta: This poignant and yet beautiful collection of short stories is brilliantly written. I have posted a review on it.
4. Collected Stories of Tennessee Williams: Stalwarth of some great gay short stories. No one can touch what he writes. You sure do remember A Streetcar Named Desire and the sexual undertones in Cat On A Hot Tin Roof?
5. Queer by William Burroughs: A scandalous tale of love, immigration and loads of sex. I have always wondered how gay writers tend to throw in so much sex in one book and now I know why. Read it to believe it.
Well I wanted to post 10 books, however could only think of 5 that I really love. Till next time then. Toodles.