books in the reference nonfiction genre contain relevant information on a subject and where you can go to learn more about that subject. The books in this genre can be about anything people might need to know about. They can be marketing guides for writers or lists of travel destinations in a country or area – anything where one can list information in an easy to use way to help people find the information on a topic.
W_L, in Non-Fiction. 08/29/2021 (Updated: 08/29/2021)
I don't know if people will like me reviewing mainstream fiction books. However, I do feel like trying out my hand at reviewing a popular Medical Global-thriller from 2020 from a Pulitzer Prize winning author. If folks don't like it, I'll just focus on gay fiction only. The End of October is a dark mirror into the current COVID Pandemic, it didn't get everything right, but it is quite scary.
AC Benus, in Poetry. 06/25/2021 (Updated: 06/25/2021)
Coming of Age,
coming of age
A great panoply of Pride, Federico García Lorca's Oda a Walt Whitman has never been properly translated into English. Here for the first time is the work in the spirit in which this tremendous Gay artist created it – a reclaiming of turf; a pronouncement that we have always been here, and are not going away; a celebration of our diversity. Coming from a man who was to be killed for his orientation 9 years after this poem's publication, nothing could be more impactful for the LGBT+ Community today.
This poem celebrates Us through the auspices of not one great Gay poet, but two!
1845. In the spring Redburn leaves Peru for New York on a warship. He has nothing, and feels like a failure. Worst of all is the loss he leaves behind him in the Pacific – his husband is dead, and Toby is lost and presumably long buried. What awaits him in the fall when he arrives back 'home,' to a place he has not been for four years? There he must consider what his brother wants for him, against how Redburn might honor the noblest sacrifices of the men who love him have made.