Sunday, June 22, 2003
Finished up reading Allison Burnett's debut novel, Christopher (Broadway Books, 2003) early this morning before sleep. It's an exceedingly good first effort which ends in a quite lovely manner. The novel concerns B.K. Troop, a not-very-attractive 40-something gay man with too much wit and refinement for his own good, who to his utter dismay falls for a 20-something straight divorced man next door. I particularly appreciate Burnett's well-timed use of phrase "[he] asked for nothing in return," one that always get me right - here. Definitely recommended.