Sunday, July 27, 2014

My Queer War

by James Lord

Picked this up on a recommendation, so I wanted to like it. The story, being gay during WWII in the military, is very intriguing, but the writing was not to my taste. Florid, rococo even, like a dowager queer in a kaftan surrounded by chintz and chinoiserie. The killer? "Adjacent side street" -- c'mon, man! Of course it's adjacent if it's a side street. A superficial reason for not finishing the book, but life's too short to read books one is not enjoying.

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