Monthly Archives: December 2022

2022 in lists: concerts & shows, theatre, books, movies and TV

Movies (seen on TV, probably on a streaming service, or on an airplane) Annie Live!¬†We’d lost track of the live musicals on network TV, but since we love musicals, I found it. It’s such an odd musical. The songs are … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ian Hamilton’s The Two Sisters of Borneo

The Two Sisters of Borneo by Ian Hamilton My rating: 3 of 5 stars My mother and brother are big fans of this series of detective novels, by Ian Fleming, with the heroine, Ava Lee, a Chinese-Canadian lesbian. And Mom … Continue reading

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Book Review: David Leavitt’s The Page Turner

The Page Turner by David Leavitt My rating: 3 of 5 stars Decades ago, as a young gay man and an aspiring writer, I read ‘Family Dancing’, Leavitt’s collection of short stories, and then ‘Lost Language of Cranes’. I remember … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lars Saabye Christinsen’s The Half Brother

The Half Brother by Lars Saabye Christensen My rating: 3 of 5 stars I just couldn’t get through it, but I won’t give it a poor rating. From reading rave reviews from newspapers and literary magazines, and seeing the praise … Continue reading

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