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David Bowie Made Me Gay: 100 Years of LGBT Music

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Every year when our little hamlet of Provincetown empties out, I am reminded of the wonderful song from the musical Grey Gardens, “Another Winter in a Summer Town.”  This year those melancholy feelings seem quaint.  When the town is so quiet, empty and cold, I find comfort in cracking open another book, never knowing precisely … Continue reading



The Pharmacist by Justin David : reviewed by Queerguru’s Stephen Coy

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The Pharmacist appeared in a different form in Justin David’s collection He’s Done Ever so Well for Himself.  That book was reviewed previously in QueerGuru and met with admiration for his finely-drawn, wacky characters.  This version appears in the form of a smart, tight novella.  Since it is a slim book, I will refrain from … Continue reading



Stephen Coy reviews CLEANLINESS by GARTH GREENWELL ‘one of best writers of his generation’

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After his extraordinary debut novel, What Belongs to You, was published, I eagerly anticipated Garth Greenwell’s second novel. What Belongs to You was set in Sofia, Bulgaria and the main character taught literature at the American school The same setting frames the second novel. In neither is the narrator named and the characters are identified … Continue reading



Queerguru reviews CNUT : Nathan Evan’s second anthology of Poems

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While the number of serious readers always seems to be in decline, the truth might be even more pronounced in poetry circles.  Maybe a few reviews and positive word-of-mouth can stem the tide or at least forestall it somewhat. My interest in particular poets is often rooted in an introduction through biographies or other nonfiction … Continue reading



Rachel Maddow : A Biography of a shining star

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If you are a Rachel Maddow fan and follow her show, you would expect this biography to be complimentary.  It does live up to that presumption.  Though there are no bombshells in the book, it does provide some insight into Maddow’s approach to her work and how it has evolved throughout her (still young) life. … Continue reading



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