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. 

Acqua Calda by Keith McDermott   novel    ★

Blue by Derek Jarman    poetry   ★

Bow Grip by Ivan E. Coyote    novel   

Camere Separate by Pier Vittorio Tondelli   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   ★★★

Down There on a Visit by Christopher Isherwood   novel   

Family Dancing by David Leavitt   short stories   ★

Les Faux-monnayeurs par André Gide    novel   ★★

The Family Way by Christopher DiRaddo    

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

The Folding Star by Alan Hollinghurst    ★★

Fou de Vincent by Hervé Guibert    ★★

Gay Life Stories by Robert Aldrich    non-fiction   ★★

The Geography of Pluto by Christopher DiRaddo   novel   ★

House of Names by Colm Toibin    novel    

Last Watch of the Night by Paul Monette    essays   ★★

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara   novel

London Triptych by Jonathan Kemp    fiction   ★★

The Magician  by Colm Tóibín    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   ★★

Les Nuits Fauves par Cyril Collard   novel   ★★

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   ★

Une Part de ma vie de Bernard-Marie Koltès

This Wound is a World  by Billy-Ray Belcourt     poetry   ★★

     The Velvet Rage by Alan Downs     non-fiction   ★

     While England Sleeps by David Leavitt    novel