I remember I was still a teen when I went looking for Gore Vidal’s “The City and the Pillar” at a library. When I finally found it I hid within the book stacks, cracking the pages but keeping my hands splayed across the cover so that no one could see what book I was reading. When I finally read the book I was struck by the thought: There are others like me out there. While my life was nowhere near as glamorous and tragic as Jim Willard’s, I was completely caught up in his adventures. I like keeping up on books by gay authors or with gay characters and have established this blog to share some of my reviews and encourage other readers to pick up a good book. Perhaps some young person will find this site and acquire a book that will strike them as much as Gore Vidal’s words struck me.

–Brian Bixler


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