Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Review: Now and Yesterday by Stephen Greco

Peter, a 59-year-old gay advertising executive, lost the love of his life years ago, and since then he has played the merry widower. Then he meets Will, a handsome waiter-turned-magazine editor of 28. Will accompanies Peter to the opera. And thus begins a tentative romance in which both sides must navigate the generation gap - and confront the demographic hole punched by AIDS in the gay population - to find love.

Paperback, 464 pages
Published May 27th 2014 by Kensington
Genre: Contemporary

Kristine's Thoughts:

I received a copy of this book through a Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review.

This book was different from what I have read before. That is a good thing. I always like to get lost in the pages of something that I am not very familiar with. Now and Yesterday took me into the gay community with Peter as he struggles with past and present.

There is a good story here with good writing but it took a long time to get there. It started out slow and I found it took a long time to catch my interest. With the slow start I found that I was indifferent to both Peter and Will and they both came across a little boring. I did however plug through it because I always see a book through to the end and it did eventually improve.With a little more editing and a few pages removed I think this book could go from good to great. I didn't love it but I didn't hate it either.

About the Author

An arts-and-entertainment journalist by trade, Stephen Greco is Director of Content for Classical TV, which streams full-length performing arts videos online and across platforms.

He is also Intelligence Director of True, an advertising agency focused on global transcultural audiences, with bases in New York and London. He is a former Senior Editor of Interview magazine, the program magazine Stagebill, and the New York weekly, 7 Days.

Greco has contributed features on the arts and entertainment, style and fashion, youth culture, and new media to publications such as The Advocate, American Way, aRude, Art News, Casa Vogue, Dancemagazine, Elle, Elle Decor, Empire, France, HX, Harper's Bazaar, Latina, the London Observer, the Journal of Movement Research, Manhattan File, New York magazine, the New Yorker, the New York Times online, Opera News, and the San Francisco Chronicle.

He lives in Brooklyn, New York.


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