"I loved ' Dorian ' the book really spoke to me, when I came out in the 80s I actually knew characters similar to the book, the slight mention of the Mozart Estate was incredible because I lived on that estate for awhile and smoked crack! I'm glad there is room for all, as back then a wonderful older gay man introduced me to the world of Bette Davis. The book was a trip down memory lane and also a reminder of how, as Will Self puts it, we are now defined by products rather than political differences. There were aspects of the scene that I hated back then, and still do. Dorian is the first book that has encapsulated my twenties growing up at that time in London. Only someone with a connection could have written it, and he certainly has that connection."