In light of the "Coming Out From Behind The Badge" thread, I thought it might be a good idea if someone started a thread on books that you're currently reading or books that you'd like to recommend. I guess I'll start things off with the book I'm about to start in a few days, "Murdered By Mumia" by Maureen Faulkner. Her husband, Police Officer Daniel Faulkner was murdered by Wesley Cook in 1981. I won't call the murderer by his "new" name because he's....Wesley Cook. PO Faulkner was a member of the Philadelphia Police Department and the story of his murder is well known and is one of the most shameful miscarriages of justice that I've ever seen. "Fry Mumia".
The books that you are reading or recommending don't have to be law enforcement related.
At last, I have the chance to finally sit down and read The Official History Of The Metropolitan Police-Stotland Yard. The book was given to me by Chief Inspector Tony Murphy of Scotland Yard. Last year, Tony and his partner Andrew came to New York and they had dinner with myself and Bluepride. It was great to see them again. We had a wonderful evening. The book is the history of the oldest police deparetment in the world and, so far, I have not been able to put it down.
I'm going to have lots of free time for the next few weeks, so when I finish Scotland Yard I'm going to re-read "If Beale Street Could Talk" by James Baldwin. It's a great book. Baldwin writes it from the female perspective. It's about a couple who are being stalked by a racist cop. The book fully examines the psyhco-sexual motivations of this bastard and the bottomless cruelty that consumes him.
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I finished Forever Odd and started reading the NIV version of the Bible (got the thought in my head that if I could read a novel or two a month then I should be able to read the Bible from cover to cover). I made it past the Book of Numbers and had to take a break...the Old Testament is pretty bloody. I'll get back on it next week. During my break from it I re-read Desity of Souls by Christopher Rice....freaking awesome book. Christopher Rice is the son of Ann Rice and has three books out there. In the two that I had read, the main character is gay and the drama in these books doesn't seem as superficial as it does in most gay literature (fictional that is).
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Tomorrow I'm starting THE GAY MAN'S KAMA SUTRA By Terry Sanderson. It looks like it will be lots of fun. It has chapters like, masturbation, oral sex, positions for fellatio, anal intercourse, positions for anal intercourse, other novelites, group sex, relationships and sexual problems. Not only that, it has plenty of ancient drawings from India, and China. It's a real "how to" book. Although, I seriously doubt that they can teach an old dog lke me some new tricks. In giving the book a quick glance, I found the most meaningful sentence, " the way to experience the untimate orgasm, the climax that involves the whole body, is to employ the most powerful sexual organ of all - your imagination.
The Bible is actually a pretty decent read although depending on which version, it can be a little difficult. NIV is not too bad though. I've never made it all the way through although I've attempted to. I'm still trying to finish Atlas Shrugged which I've been reading since the beginning of the year. Then it's Murdered By Mumia and then, hopefully, Coming Out From Behind The Badge. (If it ever arrives)
Oh thank you Bluepride, but there is no need for concern. We have already installed a special fur covered sling that hangs from the ceiling. It supports both hips and even has a special attachment for the bag that holds the Brazil nuts
On a much more serious note, my favorite psalm is the 23rd.
The lord is my shepard, I shall not want.............................. Yay though I walk throught the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil. Thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me. Surley goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. You know what? I think he likes me. He must have a sence of humer. After all, he's kept me around!!!!
DEFIANT DESIRE - Gay and Lesbian Lives in South Africa By Mark Gevisser and Edwin Cameran This book talks about the history of LGBT people in South Africa and their constant struggle to survive in a very hostile place.
"Atlas Shrugged" is one of the best books I've EVER read, and one of the few I've read more than once. I agree that the first 100 pages are a hard read, (the first time), because you keep asking yourself "Where is this GOING?" But after that I found it a page turner that I was unable to put down. After that I bought and read just about everything Ayn Rand ever wrote. One of her first, "We the Living" is recommended reading. But lately I've been going more for the "easy" stuff, and really enjoy well written mystery novels...with gay characters in the leading roles, naturally! Over the last year I've read six in the series of "Mark Manning Mysteries" by Michael Craft, having just finished one two weeks ago. I highly recommend them for mystery buffs, and if anyone chooses to look them up, I suggest they be read in the order written. Though each book has a self-contained story, the storyline of the main characters continues from one novel to the next. In order, they are: "Flight Dreams," "Eye Contact," "Body Language," "Name Games," and "Hot Spot."