But which one is the WORST?
Well it's a ZU 2 NO to most of the vast majority of that apart from 'Bedtime Story' obviously@Zu 2 - here's the music mentioned in The Spell according to Wikipedia:
- Giuseppe Verdi's La traviata, Let's Hear It for the Boy, Robert Schumann, George Frideric Handel, Joseph Haydn, Joe Puma, Ralph Vaughan Williams, John Barbirolli, Girolamo Frescobaldi, Frédéric Chopin, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, The Doors, the Incredible String Band, The Kinks, Gustav Mahler, Ludwig van Beethoven, Van Morrison, ABBA, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Madonna's "Bedtime Story".
Barracuda by Christos Tsiolkas is a nice, depressing queer novel I read several years back. it involves a REPRESSED SWIMMING PRODIGY at an all boys school, and is told in two timelines. I cried a lot at the end but it was also a really uncomfortable and sad read, so I guess it depends how much MISERY you DESIRE
Any GOOD queer fiction anyone can recommend? Although I'm quite tempted to read this one for reasons of sheer awfulness
I just finished this (disclaimer: not my bookshelf)
tore through a joyful first 100 pages, and then it started to fall apart by entering flashbacks galore, flashbacks within flashbacks (this book is the Dutch middle-class literary Inception), and generally losing steam. not a single likeable character either, which I usually need... and it goes for an unreliable narrator approach that didn't really work for me. grade: B
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Finished Swimming in the Dark. It was ok, I found it to be very by the numbers, the whole bit of love making in the forest by the lake made me roll my eyes.
The stuff dealing with Poland was a lot more interesting but I’m so over these sanitized overly romantic gay love stories.
From the perspective of a teenage boy with no experience it seems great yes. Until it all ends in misery and he gives into there being no real future for them or most Polish gay boys.oh come on. They meet for two seconds and then spend a week by a magical lake where they fuck and forage for food in the forest. It’s so twee.