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The Seducer's Diary

3.12  ·  Rating Details  ·  8 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
For lovers of Jane Austen, Bridget Jones - and Lord Byron.

Robert Avon is a teacher of English Literature at a sixth form college in London. Inspired by such books as Kingsley Amis' Lucky Jim and The Seducer's Diary, by Soren Kierkegaard, Robert set out to seduce Christina Clapton, an attractive and innocent colleague, and thwart the aspirations of a rival suitor, Andrew C
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Kindle Edition, 164 pages
Published April 6th 2012 by Endeavour Press Ltd.
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Carole
May 04, 2014 Carole rated it it was ok
This story was just not for me. It's prose was flowery and voluminous. It takes about 12 chapters, or getting through about 30% of the book before the reader is used to the language and flow of the book. I'm going to give the author the benefit of the doubt that it was his intent for his 'hero' to sound arrogant, misogynist and superior to every one, from his peers in his story to the reader let in on his inner thoughts through his own words in his diary. As for the ending? It seemed a bit contr ...more
Lucy Conlon
Jun 07, 2012 Lucy Conlon rated it it was amazing
A friend recommended The Seducer's Diary to me. I read this book in only a few sittings. It's compulsive reading - partly as one hopes that the anti-hero will get his just desserts. In some ways he does. There is a sense that the author is playing on our own sensibilities and prejudices when Robert Avon appals or seduces us. Or perhaps he is just being brutally honest (and there is a feel to things that this book may be a piece of non-fiction, as much as fiction).

It would be wrong just to despis
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Mc
Nov 20, 2012 Mc rated it it was amazing
If you like the cruel honesty in the TV series Peep Show - then read this! I couldn't help laughing out loud in places because the main character is so wonderfully conceited. Filled with literary references also - makes for an intelligent read!
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