Almost Like Being in Love, by Steve Kluger

Almost Like Being in Love, by Steve Kluger

Title: Almost Like Being in Love
Author: Steve Kluger
Pages: 354
Publisher: Harper
Copyright: 2003
Format: Paperback
Rating: [rating:3]


Welcome back to Steve Kluger week here at The Bluestocking Society. After reading and loving My Most Excellent Year, I added Steve Kluger’s backlist to my Christmas wishlist – and received this book! Here’s what’s on the back:

A high school jock and nerd fall in love senior year, only to part after an amazing summer of discovery to attend their respective colleges. They keep in touch at first, but then slowly drift apart.

Flash forward twenty years.

Travis and Craig both have great lives, careers, and loves. But something is missing. . . . Travis is the first to figure it out. He’s still in love with Craig, and come what may, he’s going after the boy who captured his heart, even if it means forsaking his job, making a fool of himself, and entering the great unknown.

While this was an entertaining book, I just didn’t like it nearly as much as I liked My Most Excellent Year. In fact, it almost felt like this was a rough draft of Augie’s story in My Most Excellent Year, though that may just be a reflection of the order in which I read the books. I did like the unique storytelling techniques that are found in each of Kluger’s books, and I did like that this was a gay love story that was not erotic. I would recommend this to those interested in Kluger’s work or in GLBT literature.

Stay tuned for the rest of Steve Kluger week:
Monday – Review of My Most Excellent Year
Tuesday – Review of Almost Like Being in Love
Wednesday – Review of Last Days of Summer
Thursday – Interview with Steve Kluger
Friday – Steve Kluger Giveaway

Almost Like Being in Love, by Steve Kluger [rating:3]

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