List of books reviewed

This is an entirely idiosyncratic selection of more or less LGBT-themed books that I've reviewed so far. Please note, the attribution of stars is based on the Michelin guide system. So:


No star doesn't mean it's awful, but it's definitely missable. Read the review.

1 star: Definitely worth your time.

2 stars: An important work.

3 stars: A classic. 

Bow Grip by Ivan E. Coyote    novel

Christopher and His Kind by Christopher Isherwood    memoir

The City and the Pillar by Gore Vidal    novel

Dancer from the Dance by Andrew Holleran     novel

Death in Venice by Thomas Mann    novel

Family Dancing by David Leavitt   short stories

Les Faux-monnayeurs par André Gide    novel

La Fin de l'homosexualité par Éric Duhaime    non-fiction

Gay Life Stories by Robert Aldrich    non-fiction

The Geography of Pluto by Christopher DiRaddo   novel

House of Names by Colm Toibin    novel    

The Marble Quilt by David Leavitt    short stories

The Master by Colm Tóibín    novel

A Meeting by the River by Christopher Isherwood    novel

My Alexandria by Mark Doty   poetry

My Brother and His Brother by H. Lindquist    novel

The Naked Civil Servant by Quentin Crisp    memoir

Oscar Wilde by Richard Ellmann   biography

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde   novel

Quelqu'un par Nicholas Giguère   poetry

Le Ramier par André Gide    novel

The Sparsholt Affair by Alan Hollinghurst    novel

The Swimming-Pool Library by Alan Hollinghurst   novel

Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin   novel

This Wound is a World  by Billy-Ray Belcourt     poetry

    The Velvet Rage by Alan Downs     non-fiction