elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

Brian Sloan (born September 22)

Brian Sloan is an independent filmmaker. His first feature, the screwball comedy I Think I Do, was praised by the New York Times as "hysterically funny and very smart." Brian broke onto the indie scene with the short film Pool Days, his NYU thesis project. Dealing with the sexual misadventures of a teenage lifeguard, the film screened at more than fifty film festivals, including Sundance and New Directors. Brian helped assemble a package of three short films (including Pool Days) around the theme of teen-agers coming out, Boys Life, which eventually spawned three sequels.

A Really Nice Prom Mess was his first novel. Brian lives in New York City.

Source: http://www.briansloan.com/
A delicious summer read. Tale of Two Summers keeps you hooked. Hilarious, sexy and surprising, it’s the story of two friends — Hal and Chuck (one straight and one gay) — apart for the summer, who keep in intimate contact through a blog. Hal’s tales with Henri (the French bad boy) will leave you panting for more. --Lee Bantle
A YA novel, what is so fun and different about A Really Nice Prom Mess is that it is like a John Hughes movie (the good kind of Hughes film from the 80s) except it actually has gay characters in it. Cameron and his boyfriend double date on the prom so that they can almost pretend they are going with each other – unfortunately it all goes to hell when his date Virginia finds out he’s gay and she’s not too happy about acting as his beard for the evening. What follows is a comedy of errors of epic proportions and a series of wild adventures, and Cameron finally finding the strength to be himself. --Sean Kennedy
Further Readings:

Tale of Two Summers by Brian Sloan
Age Range: 12 and up
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (June 1, 2006)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0689874391
ISBN-13: 978-0689874390
Amazon: Tale of Two Summers
Amazon Kindle: Tale of Two Summers

08:06 p.m.

Saturday 07.29.06

You are in L-O-V-E. Notice how I have no hesitation spelling it. At all. Reason? That was just the wildest entry you've posted! Ever....You are so seeing the world through the eyes of L-O-V-E.

A ten-year best friendship is put to the test when Chuck and Hal spend their first summer apart falling for two questionable mates: a sexy Saudi songstress and a smokin' hot French punk. As Chuck heads off to summer theater camp and Hal stays in their hometown, learning how to drive, they keep in touch via blogging, reporting to each other about their suddenly separate lives and often ridiculous romantic entanglements. As both their relationships take some unexpected turns, Hal and Chuck struggle to come to terms with their growing differences while trying to keep their friendship alive.

"Freshly believable reality...the level of complexity frees up Sloan to take Chuck and Hal's friendship in directions that no gay-themed YA novel has ever been before." -- Kirkus

More Spotlights at my website: http://www.elisarolle.com/, My Lists/Gay Novels

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