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Blake's Therapy by Ariel Dorfman
Bleach 8 by Tite Kubo
The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Death's Acre by Bill Bass and John Jefferson
Click, Clack, Splish, Splash by Doreen Cronin
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Opposites by Eric Carle
Ladder of Years by Anne Tyler
A Little Twist of Texas by Linda Raven Moore
Mad About Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans
Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger
Olivia... And the Missing Toy by Ian Falconer
Olivia Forms a Band by Ian Falconer
On the First Night of Chanukah by Cecily Kaiser
Pat of Silver Bush by L. M. Montgomery
Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire by Rafe Esquith
Tom Sawyer, Detective by Mark Twain
Tommy's Tale by Alan Cumming
Velocity by Dean Koontz
Women of the Ukiyo-e by Ming-Ju Sun

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Balancing Accounts James L. Cambias
Bread and Circus by Steven Popkes
It's a Wonderful Life by Michaela Roessen
Mars: A Traveler's Guide by Ruth Nestvold
Memoirs of the Witch Queen by Ron Goulart
Mystery Hill by Wendy Walker
Petri Parousia by Matthew Hughes
Pride and Prometheus by John Kessel
The Quest for Creeping Charlie by James Powell
Retrospect by Ann Miller

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Caligula
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Comments for Tommy's Tale

Tommy's TaleTommy's Tale: 01/23/08

Tommy's Tale is Alan Cumming's debut novel. I don't know Cumming's work as an actor but I thoroughly enjoyed his novel. I tore through it in a day, pausing occasionally to laugh myself silly.

The novel is told in diary form akin to the Adrian Mole series, Georgia Nicolson series or the Bridget Jones series. Except that Tommy is an e-popping bisexual suffering from a crisis as his thirtieth birthday looms. It seems that the diary form novel is a mainstay of British humour fiction. This off the cuff style of writing doesn't always carry well to American readers and I've noticed that the book was reviewed more positively among Amazon.co.uk readers than it was among Amazon.com readers.

Although my life is nothing like Tommy's I immediately clicked with him. He recounts a series of benders, a business trip to New York and his desire for a child of his own even if it means growing up.

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Comment #1: Thursday, January, 24, 2008 at 16:02:16

Susan Helene Gottfried

This sounds terrible, especially coming from me, but I can't get past that cover art! Total turnoff for some reason!"



Comment #2: Thursday, January, 24, 2008 at 13:25:03

pussreboots

The cover was why I wanted to read it. And it's completely appropriate to the book. After having read the book, I love the cover even more."



Comment #3: Friday, January, 25, 2008 at 08:07:04

Chris

I've seen Alan Cumming in movies. Nice boots ;) "



Comment #4: Friday, January, 25, 2008 at 17:32:41

Jennifer

This book sounds good!! I am looking for something fun and easy to read. I might just have to pick this up. :) Thanks for the recommendation!!

Also, thanks for the visit to my blog and comment. :) Have a good weekend! Jenn KP>PS May I add you to my blog roll, please?"



Comment #5: Friday, January, 25, 2008 at 14:36:31

pussreboots

Thank you for stopping by. Of course you may add my blog to your blog roll. "



Comment #6: Friday, January, 25, 2008 at 18:12:07

Frances

I love diary style books. The cover intrigues me."