Sunday, August 12, 2012

Racy?

Can penning a novel narrow your job prospects?  Well, there does seem to be one job you wil have more trouble getting: ambassador to the Vatican. Proposed Bulgarian ambassador, Kiril Marichkov, got knocked back-- reportedly due to the content of his out-of-print novel Clandestination.

The book has been characterized as  'racy' and 'gay' because an impoverished character turns to prostitution. Apparently it is deeply offensive for a married, straight author to write about a gay act carried out by a straight man as an act of desperation even though the character regrets his behavior and prays for forgiveness afterwards.

The next time I want to read a racy gay book, I suspect I will be looking elsewhere.

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