Monday, April 2, 2012

Boystown 4: A Time For SecretsBoystown 4: A Time For Secrets by Marshall Thornton

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

As I said about previous Boystown books, this is not m/m but gay genre fiction, mystery to be exact.

Boystown 4 is a hard boiled detective novel set in Chicago in the early eighties. It's probably the grittiest of all the books--corrupt police, corrupt politicians, prejudices, murder, and the beginning of the AIDS epidemic come together in a volatile and often emotional mix.

It's not a light read, but it's gripping and rewarding. Marshall Thornton is superb at bring the location and the era alive--they're no mere backdrops to the story. For anyone who's been around in the eighties it should be like a trip down on memory lane.

Highly recommend it.

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