Friday, May 21, 2004

Next up was another Bookslut title - The Cutting Room by Louise Welsh. This one was excellent. The main character is an older gay man, an auctioneer who finds a series of old photographs depicting sexual acts and in several, what looks like a murdered woman. The book reminded me of The Club Dumas, but with vintage porn at the heart instead of the Devil. It had a similar feel - maybe it was the antiques and the old bookstore that brought that association to mind. I liked the writing style; it's fairly literary without being difficult or pretentious and there was even a sex scene or two. There were a few laughs and some very striking and original scenes that I really enjoyed. Good stuff.

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