Book Review: Murder On the Orient Express, by Agatha Christie

The downside of Agatha Christie’s most famous mysteries is that their secrets have fallen victim to their own success. Particularly in the internet age, it’s hard to avoid spoilers. Christie’s play The Mousetrap famously kept its ending a secret in the mainstream press despite being the longest-running play in history until its Wikipedia page repeatedly … More Book Review: Murder On the Orient Express, by Agatha Christie

Great LGBT Book Recommendations: The City and the Pillar, by Gore Vidal

When I was in my early twenties and beginning to think about coming out, I just happened to have a conversation with a well-read gay man at a dinner party. Somehow Gore Vidal’s The City and the Pillar came up. The premise intrigued me, as did the morbid darkness the man described. Thus, this was … More Great LGBT Book Recommendations: The City and the Pillar, by Gore Vidal

Great LGBT Book Recommendations: Reflections in a Golden Eye, by Carson McCullers

Compelling drama, but oddly cold “There is a fort in the South where a few years ago a murder was committed. The participants of this tragedy were: two officers, a soldier, two women, a Filipino, and a horse.” With its short page count, Reflections in a Golden Eye is more of a novella than a … More Great LGBT Book Recommendations: Reflections in a Golden Eye, by Carson McCullers

Great LGBT Book Recommendations: Maurice, by E.M. Forster

In my early twenties, when I was beginning to think about coming out myself, I developed something of a fascination with gay literature. Things like that are typical for me. First of all, as long as I’m interested in the subject matter I think research can be tons of fun (Nerd alert, I know. I … More Great LGBT Book Recommendations: Maurice, by E.M. Forster