Men on Men 2: Best New Gay Fiction

by Various | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0452261430 Global Overview for this book
Registered by KateKintail of Burke, Virginia USA on 7/22/2009
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Journal Entry 1 by KateKintail from Burke, Virginia USA on Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Picked this up from the Book Thing, Baltimore MD.

I already have a copy of this book on Mountain Range To Be Read so this one is available for BookCossing.

18 stories.

Journal Entry 2 by KateKintail at Fairfax Station, Virginia USA on Thursday, July 30, 2009

Released 11 yrs ago (7/31/2009 UTC) at Fairfax Station, Virginia USA

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I'm adding this to Scoobs-buddy GLBT July '09 bookbox. I hope whoever ends up with this book enjoys it!

Journal Entry 3 by kanaye44 from Norwich, Connecticut USA on Tuesday, August 04, 2009
Taking it out of the GLBT bookbox.

Journal Entry 4 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Monday, March 15, 2010
Looks like this one made the rounds of the previous bookbox {grin}. I've enjoyed a couple of other "Men on Men" collections, but not this one, so I'm happy to claim this one.

Later: a decent anthology, with a good variety of stories. Richard McCann's entry features a junior-high-school boy and his best friend who are caught dressing up in his mother's clothes, leading to some painful episodes of anti-gay behavior by the main character, who's desperate to distance himself from the humiliation. [I hoped for a "he got better" ending to that one, but while the narrator inserts some "where I am now" bits in the middle of the story it doesn't mitigate the self-loathing very much.]

David B. Feinberg's "The Age of Anxiety" combines humor, neurosis, and fear, as he natters on about problems with his love life and other things (large and small); I'd like to hear him read this one aloud.

James Purdy's "In This Corner" is about a tense encounter that may turn out better than the characters dared hope.

One story that surprised, impressed - and angered - me very much was "Why People Get Cancer" by Anderson Ferrell; it's narrated by a conservative Christian who's busy trying to get a hospitalized cancer patient to ask God's forgiveness for her tolerance of her gay son and his lover. And the last paragraph is the kind of low-key, chilling ending that - well, let's just say that it's hard to get out of one's head.

Another tale with an unexpected turn: David Groff's "Nobody's Child". It has to do with a gay man and his relationship with his family, and with custody concerns about his sister's son - but it takes a more difficult (and possibly more realistic) line.

There are entries by Lev Raphael and David Leavitt as well, authors whose other works I've enjoyed, and several more stories that were good, if not as memorable as those I've mentioned. Good, thought-provoking collection.

Journal Entry 5 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Thursday, January 05, 2012

Released 8 yrs ago (1/5/2012 UTC) at Nashua, New Hampshire USA

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This book's going into bookstogive's Making New Friends bookbox, which will be on its way to the next stop today. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 6 by wingbookstogivewing at Springville, Tennessee USA on Monday, February 27, 2012
This book returned in the Traveling and Making Friends Bookbox. This one is not really my cup of tea so it will be available for another reader.

Journal Entry 7 by wingbookstogivewing at Pearland, Texas USA on Thursday, March 22, 2012

Released 8 yrs ago (3/22/2012 UTC) at Pearland, Texas USA

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Not My Cup of Tea at all, so am giving to Mom who needs it for a bookbox.

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Journal Entry 8 by love2cook at Pearland, Texas USA on Thursday, March 22, 2012
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Journal Entry 10 by angelface46 at Montrose, Colorado USA on Monday, July 30, 2012
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