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Seven Tales of Sex and Death

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Both revealing and disturbing, these eponymous tales explore themes of perversity and power, lust and mortality, offering the reader a disquieting feast of debauchery and decadence.
Paperback, 240 pages
Published March 5th 2004 by Picador (first published January 1st 2003)
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Nux
Seven tales, out of which I can say that I enjoyed reading 2 and indifferent to the rest. The title and back cover of the book are also rather misleading as they suggest something (at least to me) quite different than the stories in this book. I was expecting more thrill, more oomph, more scary.... apart from the violence told in a rather mild manner in 2 of the stories, there are no more violence. My favorite story, I'd have to say, is the last story, the one least violent and in fact rather fu ...more
Jaykayrisque
Some women are aroused by the thought of being brutally raped. 'Stalker' takes that unacceptable premise a truly horrific step further.

In the future, Sophia is engaged in an underground sexual entertainment business. At some point in 'Sophia Walters Shaw' you might be sick.

In following tales, the author's characters encounter post traumatic stress and ghoulish superstition. The rural idyll succumbs to gathering forboding and authoritarian action.

All these stories are thoroughly convincing. Thoug
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Tammy Lu
not nearly enough sex nor death.
Alan
one or two excellent stories here, one or two not so..
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Patricia Duncker attended school in England and, after a period spent working in Germany, she read English at Newnham College, Cambridge.

She studied for a D.Phil. in English and German Romanticism at St Hugh's College, Oxford.

From 1993-2002, she taught Literature at the University of Aberystwyth, and from 2002-2006, has been Professor of Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia, teachin
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