Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Best Gay Books of 2010

Back in November, Band of Thebes invited 80 authors to choose the best LGBT Books of 2010...

Here are two of many...

Aaasecret Michael Downing, author of Life with Sudden Death:
Secret Historian by Justin Spring. An astonishment--reading this book will up-end your sense of history and your sense of yourself.  Justin Spring's superb and genuinely heartening biography uncorks a life story that is, at every turn, as original and queer and true as an Oscar Wilde epigram.

Aaabob Christopher Bram, author of Mapping the Territory: Selected Nonfiction:
The best book I read in 2010 is Bob Smith’s forthcoming Remembrance of Things I Forgot. This is the gay time-travel novel about a comic book dealer in his forties who travels back to New York in the 1980s where he meets his younger, more innocent self. The book combines great comic prose with the imagination of the best science-fiction and the emotional soul of first-rate autobiographical fiction. It's both ingenious and moving, a rare combination. I can't recommend it too highly.

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