Tuesday, 27 October 2015
My favourite series of novels is the Buddies Cycle by Ethan Mordden. These books, and Mordden's work in general, was introduced to me by my best friend when I was a wee blonde-haired Gaybie back in 2000. They changed my life; they changed my outlook on being a gay man. They are largely responsible for my transition from being "OK" with being gay to "HELL YEAH!" about it. I got my nickname "Little Kiwi" from a character in the books whom my friends agreed I was just like, as an 18 year old twink.
They are, in order, "I've a Feeling We're Not in Kansas Anymore", "Buddies", "Everybody Loves You', "Some Men Are Lookers" and "How's Your Romance?".
They follow a family of gay friends in manhattan through the 1970s to the early 2000s. And they are without question the most glorious evocations of gay life and camaraderie that I have ever read. You should check them out. My ass says so.