The Lure of the Library
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Published in: November-December 2007 issue.


Sex by the BookSex by the Book: Gay Men’s Tales of Lit and Lust
Edited by Kevin Bentley
Green Candy Press. 213 pages, $15.


EDITOR KEVIN BENTLEY, wielding the laid-back wisdom of some bohemian writing instructor, assigned the contributors to his latest anthology a deceptively simple task: write a story involving gay sex and good books. Have fun, kids; follow your bliss! His class responded with the memoirs and short stories that comprise Sex by the Book, a collection of original writings that range in quality from the work of adept pupils to that of underachieving beginners.

Sex by the Book is as much about pedagogy as it is about books, focusing particularly upon what one can learn about oneself through the medium of the written word.

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