"A book of major historical importancethe first contemporary novel to chronicle gay life with unsparing honesty and wild humor."Erica Jong
In print since its original publication in 1978, Larry Kramer's Faggots has become one of the bestselling novels about gay life ever written. The book is a fierce satire of the gay ghetto and a touching story of one man's desperate search for love there, and reading it today is a fascinating look at how much, and how little, has changed.
"As a documentation of an era, as savage and savagely funny social parody, as a cry in the wilderness, and as a prescient, accurate reading of the writing on the wall, the novel is peerless and utterly necessary. It is brilliant, bellicose, contemptuous, compassionate andas is true of everything Kramer writesbehind its delectable, entertaining, sometimes maddening harshness is a profoundly moving plea for justice and for love. There are few books in modern gay fiction, or modern fiction for that matter, that must be read. Faggots is certainly one of them."Tony Kushner
"A Vesuvian explosion about the gay life that spares no one and no thing . . . there is much truth and honesty to be found here."Chicago Tribune
"True comic brilliancea vicious Swiftian satire that, like all satire, contains a strong moral voice."New York
"Faggots, for all its excesses, is frequently right on target and, when it is on target, is appallingly funny."Edward Albee
"Larry Kramer is one of America's most valuable troublemakers. I hope he never lowers his voice."Susan Sontag