Gay Books Aug 27, 2008 22:11:10 GMT -5
Post by aussie54 on Aug 27, 2008 22:11:10 GMT -5
My favorite book so far is "Die Mitte der Welt" by Andreas Steinhöfel. It's written in German but it has been translated into English as well (by Steinhöfel himself if I'm not mistaken). It's a story about a 17-year-old boy who comes from a messed-up family and falls in love with a new student at his school. I know that sounds all very clichéd but it's really beautifully written and it's not a coming-out story.
A. Steinhöfel's writing style has often been compared to John Irving but I can't comment on that because I've never actually read anything by Irving.
Anyway, if you're interested in finding out more about this book, you can find the German version here and the English version here.
Re-reading this thread ... I've found this book at my local library, and have put in a request for it.
Also, I was wondering if anyone's read "Ely and Naomi's No Kiss List"? My teenager niece recommended it, and I've put in a request at the library for that as well.
ETA: I've read it now ... I'm not sure I liked it all that much, but I did like the main character, Phil. He was appealing. I didn't like his mother or sister, though. It's a rather strange book. Thought provoking, rather than enjoyable, perhaps. But I'm glad I read it, so thank you very much for the rec.