A gay writer could say something not necessarily positive about another gay writer, and he could continue. Gay men are so willing to backstab, but rarely have the conviction to make those thoughts public.
True, Shepherd wrote his reviews with grace and tact. So few queer writers do that anymore, and, as a result, I get bored. This blog is an attempt to relieve myself of that boredom. I wish it had a greater aspiration. But it doesn't, and I have no apologies for that.