Cultural

God in Pink

God in Pink

Title: God in Pink Author: Hasan Namir Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press Release Date: October 8th 2015 Genre(s): cultural, romance, religious Page Count: 160 Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 0 flames out of 5 Rating: 2 stars out of 5 Blurb: A revelatory novel about being queer and Muslim, set in war-torn Iraq in 2003. Ramy is a young gay Iraqi struggling to find a balance between his sexuality, religion, and…
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Down for the Count (The Stockholm Trilogy #2)

Down for the Count (The Stockholm Trilogy #2)

Title: Down for the Count (The Stockholm Trilogy #2) Author: Martin Holmén Publisher: Pushkin Vertigo Release Date: August 15th 2017 Genre(s): Gay fiction, Mystery, Noir Page Count: 200 Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: The second hard-hitting Harry Kvist thriller – fresh out of prison, Harry is determined to avenge a friend’s murder, and expose a police cover-up protecting…
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The Angel of History

The Angel of History

Title: The Angel of History Author: Rabih Alameddine Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press Release Date: October 4th 2016 Genre(s): Literary Gay Fiction Page Count: 294 Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Following the critical and commercial success of An Unnecessary Woman, Alameddine delivers a spectacular portrait of a man and an era of profound political and social upheaval. Set over…
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JD: A Novel

JD: A Novel

Author: Mark Merlis Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press Release Date: March 24, 2015 Genre(s): Gay Literary Fiction, Historical Page Count: 272 Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 5+ stars out of 5 Blurb: Jonathan Ascher, an acclaimed 1960s radical writer and cultural hero, has been dead for thirty years. When a would-be biographer approaches Ascher’s widow Martha, she delves for the first time into her…
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The Swede

The Swede

Author: Robert Karjel (author), Nancy Pick (translator) Publisher: HarperCollins Release Date: July 7, 2015 Genre(s): Mystery, Spy Thriller, Bisexual Page Count: 352 Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: A Swedish security agent is summoned to interrogate a terror suspect held by the FBI —but the prisoner isn’t the only one with something to hide. At a remote military base…
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Clinch (The Stockholm Trilogy #1)

Clinch (The Stockholm Trilogy #1)

Title: Cinch (The Stockholm Trilogy #1) Author: Martin Holmén (author), Henning Koch (translator) Publisher: Pushkin Vertigo Release Date: August 31, 2015 Genre(s): Mystery, Historical, Bisexual Page Count: 320 Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: An ultra-gritty piece of contemporary Swedish noir, set in a decrepit, highly atmospheric 1930s Stockholm that is a far cry from the modern, egalitarian capital…
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