Well I’m sure most of you have sat inside with the curtains closed, clutching your lucky rabbit’s feet and staying far away from oncoming black cats, what with today being the most unlucky day of the year. So if you’re at home and the smell of sage is clogging up your nostrils to ward off bad omens and you’re finding yourself at a loss, Insight Out! brings you a new feature. Here we have a top-ten list of the books you should read when your own bad luck is getting you down. At the end of the day, no one knows pain like a fictional homosexual, so take a look at my personally handpicked selection and bask in the fact that while you may have got caught in the rain with a defective umbrella and your cell just died, life as you know it will never compare to the sorry literary victims listed below. Read them, and literally, weep!
Posts Tagged ‘Steve Kluger’
Tags: Almost Like Being In Love, Armistead Maupin, Augusten Burroughs, Gay Fiction, Jamie Mayfield, Jay Bell, John Goode, Michael Cunningham, MM Fiction, MM Romance, Rainbow Boys, Scott Heim, Stephen Chbosky, Steve Kluger
Tags: Almost Like Being In Love, Almost Like Being in Love: A Novel, Gay Fiction, HarperCollins, Steve Kluger
It’s 1.30am GMT, and I’m sitting here contemplating after finishing the last page of this book not seven seconds ago. First love…it’s something you never forget, no matter how hard you try. I was 20 when I met my first love. When I look back on it I remember everything, the inside jokes, his love for Bette Davis movies, Vodka and Cherryade, the fact it took us six months to finally quit each other because we were both scared we’d never be the same, his psychotically jealous cat, the fact I looked better in his clothes than he did. I’ll never forget how he always smelled too strongly of detergent but the fact he also smelled like my cigarettes made it ok. I’ll never forgive him for falling out of love before I was ready and I don’t think he’ll ever forgive me for not being enough. I know this seems awfully personal to share in what should be a book review, but Kluger’s Almost Like Being In Love does this to you. It takes you back to a time when your heart was whole and you had a partner in crime that nothing in the world could steal from you.