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Nameless Offences: Homosexual Desire in the 19th Century
H.G. Cocks


Machine - Jennifer Pelland I didn't actually mean to read this book last night. There were a few other books before it in my queue, but I clicked on it accidentally and thought, what the heck, I'll read a few pages before bed. I didn't put it down again until I was finished, ignoring all basic human necessities such as sleep, water and bathroom breaks in my urgency to reach the end.I'm fascinated by the deep and thorough examination of body and self, and I'm particularly enamoured of the unreliable narrator, used so brilliantly and insidiously here. Which isn't to say that it's a flawless book--there are a few narrative choices, particularly in the beginning, that struck me as a little clumsy--but any book that can do that to me is a book that I would recommend to anyone.