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Fresh and arousing, the Mammoth erotica anthologies are the only volumes of contemporary erotica to source the best writing from both new and celebrated authors all around the world.
Paperback, 460 pages
Published February 10th 2009 by Running Press (first published January 29th 2009)
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Jean Roberta
This thick collection of 41 stories is a banquet of sex in various forms and flavors, all predominantly heterosexual with a tiny amount of same-sex action sprinkled in for spice. The editor admits that his taste is "idiosyncratic." As a writer and bookseller of crime/noir fiction, he seems especially fond of erotica in those genres. He also has a fine eye for literary skill, so there are no clunker sentences or groan-worthy metaphors on any of the 460 pages of this book. (Not a single brooding d ...more
Lyric Powers
I read this one mostly because my very dear friend and favorite author Kris Saknussemm has an excellent story in it--Sparklewheel, the finale in the collection. I would definitely recommend the book based solely on his story, which I have read many times and absolutely love. And I was pleased to discover that the overall quality of writing in this collection is very good. There were a good handful of stories that I enjoyed, with only a few that I thought were complete crap (the first one sucked, ...more
Jen Sylvia
I would actually give this collection a 3.5. It isn't deserving of a low 3, but neither is it deserving of a higher score of 4.

I appreciated the diversity of short stories, however, felt they lacked some element of commonality, or of any linking element whatsoever. The editor acknowledges that his tastes are idiosyncratic, the issue being that the tales, while nearly all well and crisply written, are just too varied.

I finished this months ago, and didn't feel particularly moved to re-read any o
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Nina Draganova
Това си е хард порно.
Mike
This is a variegated collection of well written erotica. For me, only a few stories crossed the line from "interesting" to "arousing." I can't fault the writing prowess of the authors involved, but this collection was a bit too tame for my tastes. That probably says more about me than the collection, but so be it.
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Maxim Jakubowski is a crime, erotic, and science fiction writer and critic.

Jakubowski was born in England by Russian-British and Polish parents, but raised in France. Jakubowski has also lived in Italy and has travelled extensively. Jakubowski edited the science fiction anthology Twenty Houses of the Zodiac in 1979 for the 37th World Science Fiction Convention (Seacon '79) in Brighton. He also con
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