Exploring Queer themes within a variety of literature

May 2015:  Behind the Candelabra by Scott Thorson

Published Jun 1988

Chosen by Gary

"This book is an easy read and an interesting insight into the later life and eccentricities of Liberace, through the eyes of his discarded lover of 5 years. It is not too bitter, nor is it too sordid nor too graphic! It has been made into a film, which closely follows the book, though the book's last couple of 2013 edition chapters go slightly further.

"Barrie and I watched the DVD film first, then I read the book to find a little bit more detail - I was not disappointed. This is not a literary classic, but as a 'through the keyhole' revelation of how the (hard working) super-rich live, it keeps the reader's interest! Available in hard back, soft back, second hand and kindle and film, all media is covered. Reprinted in 2013, it was first published in 1988 and connects with the AIDS crisis, though not focussed upon it. Scores 4 / 5 on Amazon."

Thurs 28th May 7.30pm
The Lamplighter, Northampton