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Landscape with Animals

3.27  ·  Rating Details  ·  83 Ratings  ·  15 Reviews
The controversial erotic novel that explores the dark power of obsessive love

She is free and untamed; he is neither. With a simple glance, his image is cut into her. Between them develops an attraction that is irresistible, boundless, jubilant and destructive.

Written from both lovers' perspectives, Landscape with Animals explores the lives of two ordinary people through an
Paperback, 214 pages
Published 2007 by Virago Press Ltd (first published 2006)
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Esmeralda Greene
Oct 03, 2011 Esmeralda Greene rated it liked it
In a recent article in The Guardian, author Rick Gekoski rhetorically asks why there isn't a "good sex in fiction prize"; a counterpart to The Literary Review's Bad Sex in fiction award. In the course of the article, Gekoski writes knowledgeably of good, bad and indifferent writing about sex, and toward the end of the piece he says, "When I ask myself where I can find sustained high quality erotic writing, the best example that comes to mind is Sonya Hartnett's pseudonymous novel (as Cameron Red ...more
May 18, 2008 Ysabel rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone who likes some heart behind their erotic fiction
I took this book with me into my garden on a sunny afternoon and read it all within four hours. Although the book is erotic in content, I found the overall feel of it quite sad. It is so rare to find a novel that manages to evoke so many different emotions all in one story. It is a book that celebrates love and sex, that celebrates the human body. Although the crudeness of the words was a little shocking to start with - I must admit to liking things written a little less bluntly - once you get i ...more
Two people that are having mutual attraction begins a relatiosnhip with eachother. There was passion, lust, desire and love. But also depression, angst and anger.
Contains alot of graphic contents, but the end really touched me on a emotional level. (view spoiler)
Sep 13, 2011 Joni rated it liked it
Cameron S. Redfern is a pseudonym for Sonya Hartnett, an Australian author who mostly writes for young adults and children. I read and liked her Of a Boy, a very sad book that I often found my thoughts drifting back to. A secret erotic novel under a man's name sounded like an interesting proposition for a writer like her so I sought this book out. She writes passionately about the bond between couples, but there's just too many sex scenes and they often fail to ring true. Nobody ever says "you a ...more
Nov 29, 2012 Chloe rated it it was ok
Cameron Redfern is Sonya Hartnett's pseudoname when writing adult fiction. I love Sonya Hartnett's young adult novels, and Landscape with Animals has only minor flaws. I suppose I'm just prude, too much sex drowns out the remarkable prose.
Jess - The Tales Compendium
Feb 09, 2012 Jess - The Tales Compendium rated it did not like it
Shelves: adult, didn-t-finish
Very strange book. Did not like it at all. Had no problem with the content, just did not like the way in which it was written.
Feb 22, 2016 Julia rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I chose this book for it's cover - the landscape of the woman's body reminded me
of a paddock on Parkers Road, where we used to walk and look across the Otways.
Cameron S Redfern is , in fact, Sonya Hartnett, and the writing is delicate and
assured. The topic "passion, desire and obsession" is well explored, between
a man with commitments elsewhere and a woman with the time to set herself
against them.The gloriously sensual vine that climbs to dizzy heights around
this battle is by the end a sad
Tye Cattanach
There are NO words to do this justice.
Vanessa Silva
Aug 25, 2015 Vanessa Silva rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Mau. Detestei. Detestei a forma como está escrito. Não tenho tabu nenhum em relação ao tema, mas detestei as palavras usadas e a prosa. A história em si, nada de bom a acrescentar. Bah!
Alexandra Rolo
Nov 21, 2012 Alexandra Rolo rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Não sei bem por onde começar pois não há muito a dizer sobre este livro de Cameron S. Redfern.
Atracção mostra-nos em breves páginas um relacionamento entre dois adultos que se baseia numa profunda atracção sexual. O ponto forte da obra é sem sombra de dúvida as descrições detalhadas que podemos ler.
Não é um livro para quem tenha sexo como tabu e para os fãs de 50 Shades of Grey é capaz de ser uma leitura a figurar nas suas bibliotecas.

Aug 02, 2013 C.K. rated it really liked it
This is story of a passionate affair that seems destined for disaster. There is graphic content but the author beautifully describes the emotions that lovers trapped in a doomed relationship go through. The joy, the loneliness, the fear, the frustration, the excitement and the sheer lust, anyone who has loved another will understand the feelings and empathise with the characters in the book. If you have just had an affair then read it with a box of tissues.
I did not enjoy this book at all.. not what I expected.
Mar 13, 2013 Denise rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
leva 2 estrelas porque tem algumas frases bonitas e interessantes, porque de resto não é nada de especial
Kushal Kushlendra
Feb 09, 2016 Kushal Kushlendra rated it liked it
very different. lot of rubbish makes sense towards the end.
Dec 22, 2010 Velvetink marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
bargain = 1 of 29 books for $5.
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