This week’s musing asks:
What are you currently reading? Is it any good? Would you recommend it?
I’m currently reading two very different books: The Man of the House by Stephen McCauley and Dud Avocado by Elaine Dundy. McCauley has always been a staple when it comes to LGBT/Gay fiction for me. I have enjoyed his other works, including the most recent Insignificant Others and my favorite Alternatives to Sex. He’s funny, pithy, and sarcastic. He’s a keen observer of relationships and the unpredictable terrain of family, friends, and lovers. The Dud Avocado follows the romantic and comedic adventures of a young American who heads overseas to conquer Paris in the late 1950s. It chronicles the adventures of Sally Jay Gorce, who travels to Paris, pursues acting, loses her virginity, and does all the funny things you’d expect an inexperience girl to do in a foreign city. This book surprises me with its depth, and the moral of the story isn’t set up so that your nose is rubbed in it.