This was almost a DNF. I read the first chapter and thought WTF?? But I picked it up again and I have reread it many times after that.
In a way this was the first m/m I read although I think they did not call it that way then.
It is a curious blend of horror and love. As a student I loved it to pieces. It made me want to go to New Orleans among things.
The main hero loves Charlie Parker, to date I still have no clue what he sounds like *g*