Mikita Brottman dared to suggest that watching a movie adaptation of a book is a great way to experience the story of that book.

After reading Unlimited Embrace by Reed Woodhouse (no relation), you will not need to bother reading any of the canonical gay fiction he summarizes and critiques so well. (Except for Straight to Hell, which he actually includes.)

I did not know one could learn so much from literary criticism. Nor did I really understand what a scaredy-cat hack David Leavitt is until now. Further, I did not know Ethan Mordden is not in fact a scathing Irish queen but a Jew.

Woodhouse – who teaches at Juilliard – serves the function Roger Ebert did: You read him to find out what you missed.

(Cf. Gay Fiction Speaks.)

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