reviewed One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston

One Last Stop (Paperback, 2021, St. Martin's Griffin) 5 stars

For cynical twenty-three-year-old August, moving to New York City is supposed to prove her right: …

Queer Feels, Liberal World

4 stars

This gave me some Big Feels.

It's been a few years since I was on a big trans lit kick (Nevada, He Mele A Hilo, The Masker, Infect Your Friends and Loved Ones, a few others I can't recall the exact titles for rn), and I think I forgot what it feels like to feel queer resonance with a work.

The romance here, the descriptions of emotions, touches and responses to touch, intimacy, sex… there were many moments that I read through a film of tears. It felt Good.

But as the book wore on, some of the cracks around the edges started to feel more Significant. In particular, the politics of this world rang hollow for me, to the point of taking away from the rest of the plot some. It is extremely painful for me to watch queerness become deradicalised and more domesticated—more acceptable to cishet, patriarchal, Liberal …

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