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How To Eat Fruit

2.96  ·  Rating Details  ·  27 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
When Jacob meets an unknown woman in a cafe, he begins a series of sensual encounters, the like of which he has never experienced before. During that summer, he learns many things but, when autumn comes, will he have learned enough to stay with her?
ebook, 3 pages
Published February 10th 2010 by Untreed Reads (first published January 29th 2010)
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I was looking for a story that would meet my three main requirements: it had to be a short story, a story written by Anne Brooke, but not an m/m one. So I turned to this book.
I must admit, I was really impressed, and liked this story even more than those m/m ones that are written by the same author and that I've already read.
The thing that I liked most was the trick of the whole story being a metaphor. The language, as usual, is great and the story, being a rather unusual one, is a very interest
Jun 15, 2011 Animeuver rated it liked it
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This book showed that there is no need for complexities to bring out an intriguing, original story. The author used the changes of the fruits and physical appearance of the women to show the passing of the days and the season. The book suggests that there might be a change in the ending if Jacob had picked up his courage, probably the same one that brought him to the woman. The woman's background is brought to the readers, albeit the lack of her name. Her eccentricity and air of (in)difference m ...more
Jul 01, 2013 Kazza rated it really liked it
Sometimes there is something about a year, a season, a someone, a situation or event in our lives that sticks with us, that we will always remember. Perhaps it is with fondness. Perhaps with a tinge of regret. Hopefully we learn something from it.

This very short story looks at a woman, a man, a season that changes into another and what that means. No names, no fuss, just a simple story about a period in time that different people will possibly place different interpretations on, based on their o
Fred Bubbers
Aug 09, 2013 Fred Bubbers rated it it was amazing
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A beautifully written story. The economy of words belies the richness of the experience contained in this short piece. While providing a captivating read, Brooke still leaves enough open space for the reader to bring his or her own personal story to provide a truly intimate and wistful experience that remains long after you've finished reading it.
Feb 06, 2011 Sarah rated it it was amazing
A beautiful and haunting story that lingers in the mind. An exquisite read.
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Dec 06, 2012 Alexis Villery rated it it was ok
This was least favorite of the 7 novellas I took up to read. I think 12 pages is just too short for a complete story. Maybe I would have liked it more if it was a writing assignment written by a student. There's good writing but no real story. It had the spice I was looking for though. There was a moral and it is good for some reflections. Perhaps it is best for a literary assignment but not great for a comfort read in the rain.
Feb 27, 2011 Yvette rated it liked it
Part poetry, part prose. An interesting work to publish in the Smashwords format. I'd like to see more smaller works like this.
Feb 10, 2011 DL rated it really liked it
Pretend that the Goblin Market grew up. Haunting and beautiful. But, oh, so short.
Feb 26, 2011 Lora rated it it was ok
12 pages of "what???"
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Feb 21, 2011 Juliet Hill rated it did not like it
Good thing it was free
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Anne Brooke lives in Surrey, UK. She is a multi-published author in a variety of genres, including gay erotic romance, fantasy, comedy, thrillers, biblical fiction and the occasional chicklit novel. Her fiction has been shortlisted for the Harry Bowling Prize (for novels set in London) and the Royal Literary Fund Scheme.

When not writing, she spends time in the garden attempting to differentiate be
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