on Dec. 15, 2012
This novel made me laugh and cry. There are some beautifully crafted characters in the story, most of whom one can feel for. Somewhere in the middle I got confused about the status of the principal relationship but it was a lot of fun finding out how things progressed.
There is no need to apologise for the case made against homophobia - there is still too much of that in the world. I give it five stars without any hesitation.
A Fighting Chance
on Dec. 16, 2012
I read this book in one sitting - no way I could stop! I agree with every word of the previous reviews and doubt there is much I can add. I laughed and shed tears at various points. Some heavy issues are dealt with very nimbly in this story.
It is very well written - the author's command of the language is superb. The knowledge on display is also very impressive. Wonderful!
on Dec. 20, 2012
Absolute perfection. Characterisation, plot, romance, pace, philosophy, description etc, etc - all simply stunning. I wanted to be a part of it!