Translation: Diversions ( part 1 of the Green flower trilogy)
Historical roman, Young Adult
A life you never want to lead, but you're almost jealous about when you read about it. A life in nineteenth-century London, a colorful and exciting world of art, romance and decadent appearances. The world in which Oscar Wilde and his friends developed discussing literature and philosophy. But also a world of crime and betrayal, with large differences between social classes, where homosexuality is illegal and the line between love and fornication is wafer-thin. That's the life of Adrian Mayfield, the protagonist of Diversions.
It is interesting to read how at the end of the 19th century, How men thought about homosexuality and how it was dealt with. An interesting piece of history that is never talked about at school. The end for me was a bit predictable but never the less its a captivating story.