This book is often mentioned as a seminal work for many gay people. Set in a time when being gay was definitely something to be hidden, so much of the story is in what is not said as subtlety and misdirection have become a way of life for these men.It's a great story and well told. Very different from today's m/m fiction where everything is in the open. All the sex scenes are left to reader's imagination. It doesn't make the story any less gripping.