3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Brilliant Author but does it need the volume of graphic sex?,
This review is from: The Swimming-Pool Library (Paperback)
The Swimming Pool library is set in 1983 pre AIDS London and focusses on a highly sexed gay young rich (not particularly likeable) man who doesn't have much to do other than scoring, largely with total strangers and who is then given a job by an elderly peer to write his biography, with surprising revelations.
Honestly it was good to start with in its inevitable shocking sense but just got so tedius very quickly. Surely the main character could find other things to do for the majority of the day other than seeking or having sex with lovers and total strangers including in porn cinemas, public toilets, etc. etc.
But there was a reasonable story behind the soft porn and the book is well written by the author so overall i gave it a good rating and worth reading. Just less of the graphical sex would have been the icing on this books cake.