The list author says: "A list of gay novels I've read and really enjoyed. Some of them are well known and others are not. If you find this list useful, check out the continuation here: http://www.amazon.com/More-GLBT-novels-you-should-read-before-you-die/lm/R2EH5VMT6M8BZF/ref=cm_lm_byauthor_title_full"
"Really humorous coming of age novel set in England. This is an author to watch for in the future. Also, this first time author welcomes e-mails and responds quickly to any questions you might have. A second novel is in the works"
"Great book from start to finish. Sexy, tragic and suspenseful. I could hardly put it down and turned into an anti-social bookworm at lunchtime because of it. This book was like Beneath the Wheel, Lord Dismiss Us and Call Me By Your Name all rolled into one. Highly recommended!"
"Suspense, seduction and humour all in a 409 page package. Picano has a great way with words and the only thing which dampened things for me was the constant reminder (via the mention of mustaches and record players)that this book was set/written in the 70s. Every guy seemed to be built like a house with rippling muscles and big, bushy mustaches. 'staches aside, this novel is well worth reading"
"Good novel for early teens. Tells the story of a young boy whose family is trying to come to grips with the fact that their eldest son has AIDS. Interwines humorous and touching moments well and isn't too heavy"
"An amazing first novel! The imaginary friend aspect reminded me of a Touch of Pink and the ending made me think of Tarnation. Novel went on a bit longer than I would have liked. I thought that it could have ended nicely either on page 202 or 232. The characters were more than likable and I can't wait for the author's next book. Read this one!"
"Michael Lowenthal (Mysterious Skin author Scott Heim's other half) brings us a novel filled with youthful obsession and temptation in the style of Mann's Death in Venice. I read this book within 3 days flat. It was very, very hard to put down and the only reason it took me three days to finish it was because I had to do things such as sleep, eat, go to class etc."
"It takes about 250 pages before anything much actually starts to happen and even then not a whole lot goes on but this is still another interesting novel from a promising writer. If you enojoyed Russell's Sea of Tranquillity but weren't thrilled to death with The Salt Point then you'll probably find that this novel falls somewhere in between the two."