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Ooh La La!: Contemporary French Erotica by Women

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People say the French stay slim thanks to their good wine and regular meals. This might prove to be the case, but the hottest erotica currently being written flows from the sexy pens of French women of letters. On the basis that writers of erotica are often known to find inspiration in their own lives and experiences, one can only draw certain conclusions! Dominique Aury u ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published October 30th 2006 by Running Press (first published October 29th 2006)
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This work is a collection of 29 short stories by French female authors. A majority of them seem to be written by misogynists. In most of the stories women are abused and in many of them they die in the end. There are a couple like Suite 2502 by Julie Turconi where the woman has her way with a man and then leaves him. And there is one, Bullfighting by Francoise Allain where the arrogant male gets the comeuppance he justly deserves. It was an interesting read.
Ooh La La? more like Sigh Ho Hum. Still there were a couple of tasty tidbits I'd recommend: Deforges' "The Hut in the Jardin Du Luxembourg" was, well, kind of sweet; Malena - with your penchant for bullfighters - i think you'd enjoy Allain's "Bullfighting"; a couple others were interesting like Turconi's "Suite 2502," Beyala's "The Bell,and "Schilling's "The Garage." But overall the anthology did not live up to it's glowing review. Nice cover, though.
May 09, 2012 catharine rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to catharine by: Alessandra ZS
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If it's going to bother you that 1/4 of the stories end with death, don't read this book. If you're looking for straightforward erotica that you can insert yourself into, don't read it either.

If you're looking for the odd, off-beat, kinky stories with S&M this might be up your alley. Heroines are mostly highly motivated, sexually rapacious, and up for a wide wide variety of strange, off-putting, and very hot adventures.
Ooh La La! Sauvage et sexy, suscitant à chaque charge érotique anecdotes....Alluring, debonair and erotically charged aptly embellish these stories. Although few of them brim with hard-core kink and misogynistic reflections, yet they tease your feral imagination. Of course the BDSM element does make it even more enjoyable.
Jane Caruana
May be erotica, but not erotic - Robert Heinlein, Janet Evanovich, Laurel K Hamilton & Mary Janice Davidson do a better job of getting me in the mood. Most of the storeys end in death and / or humiliation / degredation, if this is what the French find erotic, thank God I'm not married to one.
The stories are creative and well written. Unfortuneately few if any were my idea of erotic which is not to say it isn't still yummy to some - just not my personal cup of tea....
well... let s say is disturbing
I love french erotica and this one did not let me down. Seems as if it was written very well for both women and men.
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