This book was brilliant, and I mean that in so many ways. Not only was the writing excellent, but the story as a whole was so intense it was at times searing. One of the best parts about this book isn't alluded to in the description - the narrator of this story is the gay generation lost to the AIDS epidemic. It is their voice, observing and ruminating upon the new younger generation that is coming of age now. This book really captures the "gay experience" (though I cringe using that phrase, as this story is far more inclusive and complex than that implies), both in the past and the present.
I would recomend this book to those who are struggling, have struggled, or know someone who has struggled with identity issues of any type. It touches on the beautiful and the horrible. It illustates how much things have changed, and how little as well. As I said, this book is brilliant, and I am so much happier knowing it is in the world.