oh thank fuck it wasn’t just me seeing the gay stuff
I KNOW RIGHT?! That’s why I posted about it here… I’d been scouring Amazon reviews bc to me this was a huge huge deal in the book and really the elephant in the room, but like… not a single review I saw even mentioned it @.@ So glad I’m not the only one too lol!!! I finished the book a few days ago and it’s one of the few books I’ve read of late that just keeps haunting me on so many levels.
this is literally one of the books on my uni reading list. more excited to read it now. :p
OH HOORAY PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK!!!! Imo this book is just a complete and utter gift and I absolutely adore it. I’m torn between wanting to read it again right now, and wanting to read the sequel first lol.
Thank you so much—that is so sweet of you to say and I’m really happy you’re enjoying it so much!! I don’t think it will be ready this coming week (bc most of my writing time is on weekends and I haven’t gotten close to the end of the chapter yet), but 99% chance it will be posted the week after that =D
OOOHHHH I LIKE THIS INTERPRETATION. LIKE A LOT. i think it actually crossed my mind when readin it, so i definitely agree :D :D :D
…great minds!! XD =D
Oh, as a young gay kid reading the book, I was certain of their (very gay) love for each other. It just had to be coded because of the times.
Oh hooray I’m so glad you felt that way too!! I did a little more digging and found that Brideshead Revisited is the first novel that Chaim Potok ever read, and that he loved it so much that it made him want to become a writer. I’ve never read it myself, but it apparently deals with sexual repression and gay themes in the context of a close friendship between two men, and further in the context of a religious environment which shapes their action and attitudes. So basically… very similar themes that The Chosen explores! (And now I want to read that one too lol).
I read it so many many years ago that i don’t remember much detail, only that I loved it and went on a huge Jewish fic reading kick after :)
Omg tell me about it. I just found and I’m streaming the movie as soon as I hit “post” on this lol.
I have read it! I just don’t remember it very well - I read it a number of years ago…
Yeah this one is a classic that was totally off my radar til recently!!
i read it last year for school! i really enjoyed it :D
OK THEN THIS IS PROBABLY MORE AIMED AT YOU THAN ANYONE!!! =D More below cut in order to avoid spoilers.