This is what BUTT has to say about my little graded reader, Every Good Boy Deserves Fruit
‘Every Good Boy Deserves Fruit’ by Calvin Corvidian is quite possibly the first ever English as a Second Language book that you don’t have to pretend to be straight to read. Calvin, who is both a teacher of other ESL teachers and lifelong student of languages, set out to write a novelette with learner levels in mind, and one directed specifically at gay guys.
And what an entertaining textbook it is! His cheeky gay soap opera, which revolves around a clique of bitchy, predatory gays in the Czech Republic, is as witty as it is instructive, basking in the pleasures of a colloquial Euro-English, and maybe even giving you a hard on.
In the extract below, the student/cleaner, Ivana, attempts to help sharpen the verbal skills of her closet case boyfriend, Dan, who is the book’s primary object of desire.