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On a Bed of Rice

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This book displays the rich diversity of erotic literature written by Americans of Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Thai, East Indian, Pakistani, and Amerasian descent. Features stories, essays, and poems by such writers as Frank Chin, Garrett Hongo, Joy Kogawa, Bharati Mukherjee, others, capturing erotic viewpoints on such themes as sexual awakening, ...more
Paperback, 528 pages
Published October 1st 1995 by Anchor Books (first published 1995)
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A.J. Llewellyn
May 31, 2012 A.J. Llewellyn rated it really liked it
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I bought this book in Wailuku, Maui, a few years ago and it's part of my Hawaiian collection. I finally dipped into it and loved it. I love the stories from all the different Asian cultures. Some of the stories really touched me, such as David Mura's. I wasn't as crazy about the poems but that's what you get in an anthology - a mixed bag of fruit!
Manintheboat
Nov 03, 2009 Manintheboat rated it it was amazing
Today the postman brought the 5th copy of this book I have purchased because people "borrow" it from me and never return it.
It is my favorite smut book. Not just because I am a rice queen, but because it is well written, creative, and grabbing.
Robert
Jun 10, 2013 Robert rated it really liked it
Good erotica is hard to find. These stories for the most part are good.
Jaba
Jan 07, 2008 Jaba rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Queer Friends
Recommended to Jaba by: Myself, discovered it while browsing in SF.
ANOTHER one of my favorites. Kinky Read. Stories of sexuality/queerness. I've learned alot.
Olivia
Mar 13, 2010 Olivia rated it really liked it
among others, Filipino erotic short stories....nice!
Kaion
Aug 07, 2013 Kaion rated it it was amazing
This anthology is miraculous, but I won't go into any banal I-took-one-undergraduate-ethnic-studies-course-so-now-I'm-enlightened speeches or embarrassing overshare. Only a few points of reference-- that in my not limited movie and television watching career I have seen exactly one Asian-American on Asian-American romance (Saving Face). That while pop culture rightfully remembers walking-punchline Flashforward for Joseph Fiennes's narmy hamming, the more striking element was the loving depiction ...more
David
Feb 09, 2013 David rated it it was ok
This is a long anthology filled with a variety of diverse Asian American/Asian erotic stories. The book is structured into eight parts, each focusing on there own particular areas that fall under the broad titles which separate the eight sections. For instance, Sexual Awakening, The Size of It, Embracing the Female Body, and so forth.

I gave this book two out of five stars because after reading two thirds of the book, the subject inevitably became very stagnant. Yes, even though the subject was
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Allison Lebaron
Sep 12, 2012 Allison Lebaron rated it did not like it
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Weird erotic. one story of child sex abuse made me put the book down before I got through the whole thing.
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