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« on: May 21, 2017, 03:51:31 pm »

I know that erotica and literary fiction are entirely distinct forms, but are there any LGBTQ-themed novels that actually blend these? I am looking for themed erotica that is well-written, with depth, and examines the human condition . . . or themed literary fiction with a heavy dose of erotic and/or sex scenes. Does anything like this exist? Any suggestions for books that fit or come pretty damn close?
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« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2017, 03:57:12 pm »

I've only read one gay themed novel... ever. It's Call Me by Your Name by André Aciman, and it's pretty sensual.
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« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2017, 04:51:03 pm »

A couple suggestions - Alan Hollinghurst (particularly "The Swimming Pool Library") and Christopher Heim ("Hold Tight" especially). David Leavitt and Edmund White may not do quite as much sex in their novels, but they're decent choices. If you like your fiction a little grandiose and wordy, there's Harold Brodkey (I found him kind of insufferable, but I was a horny teenager looking for the sex scenes...). Also, the Australian author Christos Tsiolkas writes some moving and sexy fiction.
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« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2017, 05:24:19 pm »

I think James Lear is what you want... mainstream author writing erotica under a pen name.  Some have more smut than others (I prefer the ones that are smut focused, YMMV) and a few are written in a 'pulp' style.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rupert_Smith_(novelist)

I particularly liked The Palace of Varieties and The Low Road.

Here's The Secret Tunnel:  https://www.gaytorrent.ru/details.php?id=962f50311748ff3891a9ae0bfdf7895e079322f2eda8aff4

Let me know if you can't find others... I think I got mine from demonoid.

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« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2017, 06:07:06 pm »

I've only read one gay themed novel... ever. It's Call Me by Your Name by André Aciman, and it's pretty sensual.

I have heard this is good. I recently got it but haven't read it yet. I wasn't quite sure how erotic it would be. Sensual may work, if nothing else. Thanks!
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« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2017, 06:11:34 pm »

A couple suggestions - Alan Hollinghurst (particularly "The Swimming Pool Library") and Christopher Heim ("Hold Tight" especially). David Leavitt and Edmund White may not do quite as much sex in their novels, but they're decent choices. If you like your fiction a little grandiose and wordy, there's Harold Brodkey (I found him kind of insufferable, but I was a horny teenager looking for the sex scenes...). Also, the Australian author Christos Tsiolkas writes some moving and sexy fiction.

I'll have to look into Heim, Tsiolkas, and Brodkey. Leavitt and White don't quite fit, for the reasons you stated. I wasn't sure about Hollinghurst, so I'll have to revisit him. I read something of his long ago. Thanks!
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« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2017, 06:14:47 pm »

I think James Lear is what you want... mainstream author writing erotica under a pen name.  Some have more smut than others (I prefer the ones that are smut focused, YMMV) and a few are written in a 'pulp' style.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rupert_Smith_(novelist)

I particularly liked The Palace of Varieties and The Low Road.

Here's The Secret Tunnel:  https://www.gaytorrent.ru/details.php?id=962f50311748ff3891a9ae0bfdf7895e079322f2eda8aff4

Let me know if you can't find others... I think I got mine from demonoid.



I've only  read one of Lear's books, and I found it to be much heavier on the erotica than the literary (might have been on of those "more smut" ones you refered to); but I have him on my list to check out further. I didn't know that Lear was a pen name for a mainstream author. Interesting to know. Thanks!
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« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2017, 05:05:40 am »

A couple suggestions - Alan Hollinghurst (particularly "The Swimming Pool Library") and Christopher Heim ("Hold Tight" especially). David Leavitt and Edmund White may not do quite as much sex in their novels, but they're decent choices. If you like your fiction a little grandiose and wordy, there's Harold Brodkey (I found him kind of insufferable, but I was a horny teenager looking for the sex scenes...). Also, the Australian author Christos Tsiolkas writes some moving and sexy fiction.

I was googling your recs... i think you probably mean Christopher Bram?

Thanks!  Looking them up.
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« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2017, 01:18:32 pm »

Call Me by Your Name is hot
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