La Mariée mise à nu (Bride Trilogy #1)
A woman disappears, leaving behind an incendiary diary chronicling a journey of sexual awakening. To all who knew her, she was the good wife: happy, devoted, content. But the diary reveals a secret self, one who's discovered that her new marriage contains mysteries of its own. She has discovered a forgotten Elizabethan manuscript that dares to speak of what women truly des...more
Yes, this book contains explicit scenes – but unlike most general fiction novels (cough, The Bronze Horseman, cough), we are given snippets of boldness to accommodate a softer understanding. I suppose it just has discourse, I suppose it’s something close to literature. As a reader I felt encouraged to vie ...more
Since this is my first foray into erotic fiction, I had very little idea of what to expect. Lots of "sexy sex" I imagined. But The Bride Stripped Bare absolutely floored me from the very beginning. Sexual descriptions aside, which were not cover to cover as I had preconceived, The Bride Stripped Bare had every element I desire in any novel:
Literary writing of high caliber - ...more
- a fala ser toda seguida (olá, saramago fêmea -.-''')
- a personagem principal ser uma mulherzinha completamente frustrada (penso que a autora também o seja)
- parece que é bipolar, na mesma frase consegue dizer que está feliz e triste, quer uma coisa e depois já quer outra (divorciar-se não??? ela gosta é da boa vida que o Cole lhe dá e não dele)
- misturar pas ...more
Not my usual reason. The bride was just so alien to me - a woman who married her husband because she could be herself fakes her orgasms? I just didn't grasp the idea of a woman who lets her husband wipe his cum on her face, but doesn't mention any of the dissatisfaction she feels with him to him. It was akin to listening to a dead fish that no one notices it doesn't flop any more. She was unsympathetic from the get-go, because she was supposedly "bein ...more
The book is laid out in a complicated mix ...more
First off, I had no idea that this book was basically written porn. I usually base my book selections on covers, descriptions, and a page or two of the book.
This one has an odd cover. Or, I should say it had an odd cover. The newer editions seem to have more flesh. The description included so much raving about the book and it was a bestseller. The edition I had said it was written by an anonymous author. Anonymity is always intriguing. Finally, the first few pages involve a woman and her s ...more
There were parts of it that I did like. I thought her husband was a real jerk, so I could see why she would be looking for more, and I was glad when she met Gabriel. This is where I think it would make good c ...more
An intense story of one woman's journey from a marriage, that i can safely say was not made for the 'right' reasons; and that is the whole point of this story,...trust me i've been married for years and this is how many of them crumble ,so like many who gave this 5* i identified and that's all i need to say...It struck me all the way through that only someone who has lived this 'experience' would know how to write about it...the phra ...more
For one thing, the context of the "chapters" of the "lessons" aren't clear. It feels like I'm going back-and-forth in time, from their delayed honeymoon to days before they were married to days long after they're married. It's simply the CONTEXT question of "w ...more
Resistindo à tentação de usar adjectivos bem mais brejeiros para descrever esta personagem, digamos apenas que é uma mulher egocêntrica, imatura, supérflua, fúti ...more
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. There is hardly anything enlightening regarding the complexities of the female body or the intricacies of the female mind.
This is neither a diary nor a novel. It’s an amalgam of female gripes, frustrations, and obsessions that one is likely to encounter as filler content in women’s magazines and self-help books. ...more
But.....then the madness for a baby got in the way, and just annoyed me. Not everyone wants kids, and I'd love to have seen this story in an alternate universe where her biological clock was NOT ticking. That's all I'm going to say, no spoilers here.
Oh, and if you try to figu ...more
Pode ser um aspecto pessoal, mas custou-me a entender alguns aspectos da história e do livro. Não consegui saber quem estava a narrar o livro e só muito tarde na leitura é que comecei a pensar acerca do propósito ...more
My problem is with the female character...who seems nameless, though her husband has one (Cole) and so does her best friend (Theo).
As the story goes on...the lead character finds out her husband is having an affair (possibly) with her best friend.
From that moment on...I just get more and more frustrated with the heroine. I can't deal with a woman who won't ...more
A Mother produces a manuscript apparently written by her Daughter, a Daughter that has recently disappeared, the manuscript is "The Bride Stripped Bare". This is a very gripping introduction that had me thinking from the start if this is actually true, not so much the novel but if the Anonymous writer had in fact gone missing. This grabs readers immediately and the attention doesn't diminish either.
This book is very ...more
It is about how she views her own body and sexuality. It is also about independence vs dependence and security, how these issues are so often an either or choice and how a child heightens this vu ...more
In France she's been described as a female Jack Kerouac, in Australia as one of the most original and engaging authors of her generati ...more