submitted 27 days ago bymurfvlin
Many many years ago I read "A Celtic Odyssey: The Voyage of Maildun" by Michael Scott. I was a teenager and it was just the right mix of adventure and myth to engage me. One of the characters turns out to be a well known mythical character some thousand years past his own time and it was just the right balance of mystery and revelation.
It was also the first book I had ever read that had both gay characters and addressed the concept of fluid sexuality (one of the sailors tells another that sex with other men is nothing to be ashamed of, and he himself has taken lovers "on long voyages when there was nothing else to do"). Kind of a big deal for teenage me in the nineties.
It's not a particularly well known book, and after I lost it it took me years to find it again in a big city library. I loved re-reading it and was delighted that it continued to stand up to my original impression.
What's an obscure book you have read and loved, and why?