The Waters of Thirst

William and Terry chanced upon monogamy before it became the symbol of a world ruled by illness and denial The author an acclaimed voice in the gay community offers a brilliant, hilarious, and touching novel about love and desire in the plague years.
The Waters of Thirst William and Terry chanced upon monogamy before it became the symbol of a world ruled by illness and denial The author an acclaimed voice in the gay community offers a brilliant hilarious and touchin

  • Title: The Waters of Thirst
  • Author: Adam Mars-Jones
  • ISBN: 9780679759607
  • Page: 221
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “The Waters of Thirst”

    1. William somehow slipped into monogamy with Terry, sweet, pretty, slim, sleek and "as furry as an otter" but "noticeably undersized"; and that has nothing to do with his height. William, having assured us he does not care about size, tells us about life with Terry and the life they share in an unbroken discourse that naturally yet abruptly switches from one subject to another as the mere mention of a new topic sends us off in pursuit, not matter how tenuous the connection. So we drift from entert [...]

    2. I read this about fifteen years ago, and while I couldn't ever remember the author or title, or even many of the details, parts of it stayed with me for a long time - the mark of good writing in my eyes. For instance, I remember his thoughts on watching motorcyclists while waiting for a kidneyey come back to me frequently while driving. So going through a box of college papers recently I found that I had noted the title randomly and it all came rushing back glad to have found this again! I might [...]

    3. Closer to a 3.5. Witty 70s British Middle class monologue regarding a porn addicted guy with kidney failure.

    4. I just couldn't get into the characters of this book. One accomplishment from this novel is the empathy he elicits for the day-to-day issues that face those on dialysis. I had no idea

    5. One of the best books I've read. Insightful, haunting, and has stayed with me for over 12 years. I've been searching for it again -- Just wish it was published in ebook format!

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