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~ THE STARDUST DIARIES 2007
The Stardust Diaries are unique - they're a soap opera, a domestic drama, a comedy and a thoroughly entertaining and often moving love story.
'Swan Songs' is the first installment of the fictional autobiography series 'The Stardust Diaries'
The love of Tarn's life is his transgender partner, Jonathan Lane, assistant manager in a jeweller's shop, aka Stardust Twinkles, transvestite and part time drag queen.
Life with Twinkles is many things, but quiet isn’t one of them. He’s beautiful, complex, impulsive, a diva, demanding, loving, bitchy, jealous, emotional and sometimes just plain naughty!
Tarn's views and philosophical observations on life and love with his unique partner are highly entertaining.
The hub of T & T's social life is The Pink Parrot Club, a haven for the transgender crowd. Here you’ll find Twink's best friend, Lulu, and his deadly rival, Natalie, the fiend in a frock. Meet the ballroom dancing medics, Teddy and Maurice, and Brian, the club owner, and a host of others including Rick the lascivious barman.
Follow the everyday trials, tribulations heartaches and joys of life with a man who has a unique aspect to his personality. An uplifting and tender book with some real laugh out loud moments.
Tarn Swan has an alter ego known as Fabian Black
on Dec. 18, 2010 :
What makes this story so engaging it's that, in the end, is a book about a couple's everyday life. You get to know them and also their families, friends, enemies, frenemies, good and bad co-workers... The catch is, this particular couple believe in domestic discipline and one of them happens to be a drag queen and a much bigger drama queen when the mood hits him. But they are just like you and me, only much more amusing.
Twinkles, as I am sure he'd be glad to, steals the show. He is cute, brattish, selfish, kind, funny, smart and dumb; all of that and a bit more that is uniquely twinkles. If you are in the mood for an entertaining book to spend a nice weekend and have a lot of laughters and a very few tears, go ahead and buy it. Only I warn you, it ends on a cliffhanger and the next book is not out yet.
(reviewed long after purchase)
on July 23, 2010 :
A very likeable read.
(reviewed the day of purchase)