June 22nd, 2015

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I just finished reading As Meat Loves Salt. It was an extraordinary read, one of those rare books that brings you so fully into its world that finishing it and returning to reality is almost painful.

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I find myself wanting to pick it up and reread it, even though I know that all my wishing won't make Jacob make different choices a second time. It says something, though, that I care at all. Usually I finish a book and move on to the next one. My next book is one written by a friend of mine, and to do her decent service I must wait till As Meat Loves Salt has let me go. It might be a while.

I haven't had a work of fiction take hold of me like that since Dragon Age 2. That was another descent-into-madness tragedy that chewed me up and spat me out, and it still haunts me. I think this one will too.

One thing, though. I don't think I've ever read fiction about a homosexual relationship between men, that wasn't written by a woman. Recommendations, please.