Gay Literature- Night Runner: Luck in the shadows OR Without Reservations

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    Mar 28, 2011 12:43 AM GMT
    Are either of these books good? I want to start reading a gay novel but have really specific preferences. I don't want to read anything depressing about a forty year old guy trying to hide his sexuality and relationship with an 18 year old boy who is strait but miraculously turns gay for no reason, from his family who would disown him if they found out because their a family of witch doctors who use the brains of homosexuals to make potions. (you can tell I've researched many books)
    I want to read a story about two guys who are in love or find love and go on a fun adventure that isn't filled with sex every other hour.
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    Mar 29, 2011 9:21 PM GMT
    I've read The Nightrunner series and it's pretty good. It's not so much a "gay" novel, as it is a fantasy novel where the male protagonists happen to be gay (or bi, I can't remember, it's been years). The love story is pretty slow in the making and it's not the main focus of the books.

    If you like fantasy I recommend Swordspoint by Ellen Kushner. It's more a fantasy of manners than your typical swords and sorcery thing and takes place in a world where sexuality is fluid and the two main male characters are a couple. (also has a sequel, The Fall of the Kings)

    If you like historical fiction read As Meat Loves Salt by Mariah McCann - excellent novel set in the English Civil War era with a pretty intense love story. (And it's realistic, none of that typical anachronistic stuff where everyone magically accepts homosexuality despite it being a hanging offense in reality icon_rolleyes.gif .)
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    Mar 29, 2011 9:23 PM GMT
    I loved Patricia Nell Warren's books. icon_biggrin.gif