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I think the follow-up book being set many years into a marriage with a couple stuck in the rut of school drop-offs, work and routine sounds more realistic.

The newer editions seem to have more flesh.

Now tell me why they did so. An emptiness when you realize that the loneliest you’ve ever been is within a marriage, as a wife. This grabs readers immediately and the attention doesn’t diminish either. I still couldn’t get into this book, which includes all the above and also suffers from a glaring plotting error. A woman disappears, leaving behind an incendiary diary chronicling a journey of sexual awakening. She takes up with an actor named Gabriel, who is about the only character you can possibly like in the book, until their last encounter and then you don’t like him much anymore too.

That’s all I’m going to say, no spoilers here.

Did she disappear with the I really found this story to be quite interesting and a quick read. The nape of your neck nuzzled. By the time I got to the end, I was thinking I would look for something else by this author, and low, there was a sample of her latest book handily presented on my Kindle edition of the Bride The book is supposed to be the manuscript.

Especially so far up the list, as the sexual content struck me as quite limited in terms of actually percentage of words in the novel. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. She was unsympathetic from the get-go, because she was supposedly “being herself” while also going to great pains to explain how she served her husband’s needs on a near constant basis. The litany on loop in my head? Sim, porque nem o final eu fiquei a entender muito bem.


After a few of these attractive cabbie orgies, she is torn between one of her other lovers and her husband who she pretty much hates.

The book is laid out in a complicated mix of lessons, diary content and story telling. This is neither a diary nor a novel.

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Nliva that moment on Although it was billed as a daring piece of erotica when it was first released, oh how quickly fashions change.

While we’re supposed to get a good look at the secret self of the main character, the snippets didn’t seem to fit together well at all.

Quite embarrassing at times this book is not a favorite of mine, but I respect the honesty and bravery with which Gemmell wrote so I didn’t hate this book either. Was it free doughnuts and cocaine day at the station, or did they question her friends and family in Urdu?

I read this, but it felt altogether too samey in tone, style and content. The hypocrisy of this book doesn’t even allow you to enjoy the erotica. Ana Rodrigues marked it as to-read Apr 29, It’s not even that I expected to be titillated by the book I really found this story to be quite interesting and a quick read.

Firstly, let me just say — this book is not about sex, it is about sexuality. Since this is my first foray into erotic fiction, I had very little idea of what to expect. I didn’t feel that anyone was developed much in terms of characterization.

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As a reader I’m so used to the first person device which instantly places me in the main character’s mind; however, this perspective achieved the same but in a more immediate, intimate way. Personally, I didn’t think the framing device was necessary, but that’s just my vote. There’s a lot more going on her This is an ambitious and affecting novel and I don’t know how I missed all the hype about it when it first came out.


But in the areas that really count for something, it uses brazen sex to shock and blind the reader I absolutely hated and possibly despised this book- so much so that I will have to re-read it to reassess my harsh judgement of it in the hopes that I was just being a young, inexperienced and intolerant sod at the time. Published August 28th by Harper Perennial first published You assume that they are having an affair and in anger and fear you seek out your independence.

It’s called With My Body.

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Although the book is pitched as a no-holds-barred intimate journal of a woman coming into an awareness of her sexuality, not much is fully laid bare here. This book was basically irritating. An Almanac for the Heart. She becomes convinced that her perfect husband has been cheating on her with her best friend and decides to embark on an affair of her own.


It will all fall down, and she will have to pick herself up. Sometimes it felt like your heart was crazed with cracks like your grandmother’s old saucers. I have a friend who read this as slowly as possible so she could savour every inkki. She is The best second person narrative I have read, ever! What is, perhaps, even more horrifying is her own complicity in the architecture of her life.