The Swimming Pool Library, Alan Hollinghurst
Totally shocking, if one can be shocked and stunning, if one can be stunned. Gay rich life in London in either the late 70's or early 80's (pre-AIDS, anyway), but the beauty is that it could be anytime, as money can remove practicality. This is a beautiful book by a man who adores men and could not be paid to glance at a woman. Summation: effortlessly well-written. If you are a prude, you do not deserve to read any books and I promise you will not enjoy this particular one.