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The Good Parts: The Best Erotic Writing in Modern Fiction

3.36  ·  Rating Details  ·  25 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
They imbued their art with the truth about love and sex and seduction. They pushed erotic writing to the center stage of American fiction. They took risks, fed our imaginations, and explored our fantasies. Drawn from the works of dozens of the best contemporary American writers, The Good Parts is American writing at its most unabashedly erotic. Contributors include: * Saul ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published February 1st 2000 by Berkley (first published 2000)
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JSou
Aug 19, 2008 JSou rated it liked it
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This was a very interesting book to say the least. It's not one of those books to just sit and read straight through,(I can only read so much porn and erotica before it gets redundant, you know what I mean?) but nice once in a while to pick up and read a little at a time, which was how I approached it. The book's format allowed that fairly easily, since it is just excerpts of different stories.

The different sex scenes in the book ranged from VERY graphic to more subtle and suggesting which work
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Judith
May 24, 2011 Judith rated it it was ok
I have a great appreciation for classic erotica, but I wasn't impressed by this book. It took (what the editors considered to be ) the "good parts" from various novels by famous authors. The cover was so titillating that I was a bit embarrassed to be checking it out of the library. How could this book not be good? I am not sure, but I think it was to tame to be porn; and the segments too isolated from the story to be good literature.
Jason Mashak
Apr 15, 2012 Jason Mashak rated it really liked it
An appropriate title, as these are the parts I tend to re-read in any book of prose.
Kerry
Mar 17, 2007 Kerry rated it really liked it
The thinking woman's porn. I love it.
Anny Nguyen
May 24, 2015 Anny Nguyen rated it it was amazing
The short stories were very raw and in detail. Certain bits and parts of certain chapters could be a little more loose on the writing. It seems some of them were trying a bit too hard to catch the readers attention. There was only one story I could not get myself to read because it seemed a little too "awkward" in a sense for me but the book is very enjoyable, a great read, and I recommend it to anyone who would be interested in this genre of book.
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