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thebeercolonel

Joined September 2016

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Exciting,convincing,fantastical and perfect for transporting one to a cold medieval Russian winter during a summer heat wave. Also Vasya is a fantastic heroine.

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Circe | Madeline Miller
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From the first five pages alone,you just know that Miller's written a work of beauty ,wit and heartbreak with much to say on a woman's place in a world ran by men ,grief,heartbreak and existence itself. Even better than The Song of Achilles .

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The Folding Star: A Novel | Alan Hollinghurst
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Look it's Hollinghurst - Beautiful,wistful and gay. Oh and brilliant ❤️

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Three Parts Dead | Max Gladstone
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Clever, thrilling and fast paced urban fantasy in the model of China Miéville or Robert Jackson Bennett's recent work .

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In Country | Bobbie Ann Mason
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Evocative,moving and to the point , I'd forgotten what a beautiful little book this is .

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Such times | Christopher Coe
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Aggh, in two or three minutes minds about this book, beautiful prose and deals with the pain and rage of the AIDS crisis ,but man alive the characters are the most insufferable bellends and to blazes with the bunch of them .

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Eighty-Sixed | David B. Feinberg
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Funny ,moving dealing with NYC gay life in the face of the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s , this is a good read if at times perhaps a bit shallow in some of the characterisation, otherwise worth a read .

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Moving ,queer ,low fi but still hard hitting with its dealing with issues this is a beautiful ending to the Wayfarers trilogy

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Foundryside: A Novel | Robert Jackson Bennett
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All the upping of thumbs here - Fast ,furious and fantastic like a high speed Bas-Lag Miéville lite Foundryside is a wonderful mix of weird fiction,urban and epic fantasy ,harrumble 😁

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Empire of Sand | Tasha Suri
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So good , fantastic world building to give you a real sense of the Mugal Empire fantasy setting and the prose is lush and literary with involving characters .

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Godblind | Anna Stephens
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Brutal ,fast paced and thrilling piece of grimdark fantasy , a lot of short sharp chapters but you're held until the end. Bring on the rest of the series .

imyril Godblind really took me by surprise - I didn‘t expect to enjoy it but I was gripped. Looking forward to Darksoul. 7mo
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The Sparsholt Affair | Alan Hollinghurst
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Big and brilliant beautiful of prose and fantastic in its gayness and mix of love ,heartbreaks and the progression of British 20th CENTURY life. My hat how I adore Alan Hollinghurst and his novels .

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The Ides of April | Lindsey Davis
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If you like hard boiled crime fiction but want it with a female detective in ancient Rome then this is the book for you .

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Vellum | Hal Duncan
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Thumbs, fingers ,spleen and pancreas up for this book, sensational gay theme inclusive weird fiction that at times feels like China Miéville on opium. Must read the sequel.

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Brideshead Revisited | Evelyn Waugh
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Still probably my favourite book ever written in English or any other language .Prose like a Bach suite and beautiful from start to finish .

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Melmoth the Wanderer | Charles Maturin
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Lovely gothic atmosphere dropping off of the pages in places but my hat it drags on and on in places and well there we are then .

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Dreadful Company | Vivian Shaw
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Second instalment of what's becoming a favourite contemporary fantasy series of mine. Definitely for fans of Ben Aarronovitch's series , funny , spooky and with a good strong heart to the whole business

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A warbeastastic piece of fantasy with sci fi edges , despite being the middle of a trilogy this is the best fantasy book 2 I've read since The Scar . Also top queer rep so thumbs way up.

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The Gone-Away World | Nick Harkaway
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Wordy ,very funny, clever and thoughtful , often all at once , the only thing against this book is that it isn't Angelmaker or Tigerman . For a debut novel this is a right stunner and cements NH for me as the third sexiest author in British literature.

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C | Tom McCarthy
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A strange experimental dance of a novel about information, signals and that sort of jazz,.

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The Dark Angel | Elly Griffiths
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A Ruthtastic harrumblelousy 10th instalment in the Ruth Galloway series, this time in Italy, as engaging as ever

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Revenant Gun | Yoon Ha Lee
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Thrilling queer clever heartfelt ending to a majestic trilogy. Proper first class hard sci fi .

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Pure beautiful heart warming and breaking gay poetry like a love song to a lost world of New York and the LGBTQ community between Stonewall and AIDS . Would've loved to dance with Malone .

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The Spell | Alan Hollinghurst
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It's Hollinghurst , it's beautiful ,funny & gay , and thus wonderful .

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The Inexplicable Logic of My Life | Benjamin Alire Saenz
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A properly magical wonderful read , not quite Ari & Dante but it's damned close .

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Count Zero | William Gibson
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Fascinating ,if perhaps a bit dated in its outlook and at times a little hard to follow due to slang and such. This is hard boiled sci fi, and you can really see that cyberpunk ideas that so influenced the Matrix movies.

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Superb sequel in this fantasy trilogy, wonderfully queer throughout , can't wait for book three .

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Wow , wow and wow again , just a bit in love with this book.

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Heartbreakingly beautiful and human .

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Oh my word this book is as magic as the stuff that drives the novel's plot. Genuinely I've put it down and been surprised that time has passed outside my own head. 💙 Am now off for another watch of the BBC adaptation.

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The Swimming-Pool Library | Alan Hollinghurst
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Galloping gibbons you should read this book, fantastic literary gay novel capturing British gay life in the 20th century up to the 1980s, and the sex scenes are amazing in a very literary way .

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Strange Practice | Vivian Shaw
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Such a fun read. Magic infused and alternative Londons are completely my thing and I could spend all day hanging around with these characters .

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27 Hours | Tristina Wright
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Fantastic sci-fi romp and great rep , harrumble for queer teens in space. 🚀🌈

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Like a lost sun bathing octopus that novel sprawls out in the jungle​ gloriously, Beauman remains bae and this may be his best book yet.

RaimeyGallant Check out the new LitsyTips hashtag we started today. Lots of gems. :) It's the first post on my page, and then if you click the hashtag itself, you can see everyone else's tips. :) 2y
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Damn. A Hugo hat trick would not surprise me at all, a stone cold rusting classic. Orogene harrumbles.

Yeah_I_Read Haha best blurb ever!!!! 2y
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Blimey, this book y'all.

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The Prey of Gods | Nicky Drayden

Quarter of the way in and it's majestically queerly chaotically bonkers 😀

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The Line of Beauty: A Novel | Alan Hollinghurst
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A staggering beautiful work of genius, like an updated gayer Brideshead Revisited.

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Railsea | China Miéville
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Look, it's Miéville and thus bae obvs. Rollicking good fun and clever.

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The Upside of Unrequited | Becky Albertalli
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💙🤗🌈

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Buy an ereader they said, you'll buy a lot fewer books. Oops...

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Magical historical harrumbles for this one, it felt like a Viking saga only in an alternative medieval Japan with dragons and werehawks and such.

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Swing Time | Zadie Smith
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Not my favourite of Smith's work, that's still NW, but Swing Time is a good novel that still has much to say about friendships, families, growing up and understanding one's place in the world.

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A Conjuring of Light | V. E. Schwab
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And what a home to find one's way to. Splendid conclusion to what deserves to be a defining fantasy trilogy, and I feel a bit empty for having finished it.

Jokila ☹️ I hope she throws us a little crossover love in a novella or something. She has said she might not be 100% done with this world 2y
thebeercolonel @Jokila That would be brilliant, some stories fleshing the world out around the sides would be wonderful. 2y
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This book guys, all the Harrumbles, I just want to cuddle it close in dark moments #queerbruaryreads 💙💜🌈

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Such a wonderful moving heartbreaker of a book. 💜🌈

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The Essex Serpent | Sarah Perry
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Superb gothicky goodness. 🤗

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Two Boys Kissing | David Levithan
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❤🌈❤❤🌈🌈 Just a bit keen on this amazing book, definitely something to be reread when feeling down.

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Un Lun Dun | China Miéville
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A fantastic romp of a gloriously off kilter YAish urban fantasy and obviously CM is bae R squared.

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Just the one book from the birthday present haul, but what a book. 🤗