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Teaser Tuesday

Written by Kirsten on October 20th, 2009


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Today’s teaser comes from Larry Kramer‘s Faggots, part of my LGBT Literature Survey at City College of San Francisco. We’ve covered some really amazing novels, poems, and plays so far, and while this one has been a real struggle for me, I’m grateful for the exposure to something pretty far afield from what I usually read, and the insider’s look into a part of my gay brothers’ past. So without further ado…

“Fred danced and danced, like the crazy happy man he was. Dinky was back, had called, they’d dance together, these past Methuselah weeks of Dodger the Lodger always answering the phone: ‘He’s still away on business,’ what business?, I said I loved him, and he’s called!”


4 Comments so far ↓

  1. What a happy tease!

    Here’s my Teaser! ~ Wendi

  2. Kirsten says:

    Hi, Wendi; welcome to FolioFiles! Glad to have you :)

  3. Phyl says:

    Wow, I’m kind of envious that you’re reading Kramer. With so many gay friends, I’ve heard a lot about Larry Kramer, but haven’t yet managed to read anything he’s written. He’s had a fascinating life of activism, even if it made some people uncomfortable. There’s probably no guessing how many people his work has helped.

    Great choice for a teaser!

  4. Kirsten says:

    Thanks, Phyl! I’m glad to have read it, even if it isn’t something I’d pick up again. From what I’ve heard, I’m on the opposite side of the spectrum of discomfort his opinions caused in many; I’m extraordinarily liberal and feel that criticism and judgment is something to be reserved for things that hurt others, not things that bring pleasure… But that’s neither here nor there. I’ve bookmarked his essay, “1,112 and counting” and may find I have more of a taste for his journalism than his fiction.
    Welcome, and thank you for coming by! :)

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