Tuesday, 21 June 2022

Nine Book Reviews


As we approach the summer, it’s time to read a book in the sun. Here are nine of book reviews that could inspire your summer reading.


Heterosexism in Health and Social Care

Homophobia is a word used frequently in our media, but what is meant by it? This book argues for the term Heterosexism to be used instead because it far better sums up the prejudice/discrimination LGBT people face.


Make Death Love Me by Ruth Rendell

It is 1979 and Alan Groombridge, the manager of a small, provincial town bank, has a fantasy… So starts a disturbing thriller by Ruth Rendell


State of Independence by Robert Farrar

This is a gay comedy of manners and that can be a genre.


Rag and Bone by Michael Nava

Henry Rios is not the clean-cut, all-American male lawyer who breathlessly solves murders. Henry Rios is a defence lawyer who defends the underdog. This is his last case.


The Long Firm by Jake Arnott

Harry Starks is the quintessential 1960s London gangster, an Eastender, thuggish, violent, sharply dressed and homosexual, but he also loves Ethel Merman, Judy Garland and opera music.


Three More Nick Nowak Mysteries (Boystown #2) by Marshall Thornton

It is the second half of 1981 and Nick Nowak has three new cases to solve.


Summer Crossing by TrumanCapote

Capote’s lost first novel, only published long after his death


The Shielding of Mrs Forbes by Alan Bennett

This short story is Alan Bennett’s take on a sex comedy


The Pale Horse by Agatha Christie

This novel centres around black magic, the supernatural and a murder-for-hire scheme for people to “dispose” of unwanted relatives.


Happy reading


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