I can remember reading this book having seen the TV series which was based upon it. The reading was truly an emotional roller-coaster for me. Not justI can remember reading this book having seen the TV series which was based upon it. The reading was truly an emotional roller-coaster for me. Not just ups and downs, but the stirring of every emotion you can imagine. Alex Haley put such a lot into the writing of this epic story. His passion burns through every page and really gets to you, the reader.
I am writing this small review now (22 Oct 2014), because I was prompted by a conversation with my grandson last evening. They are discussing Roots at his school. That's inspiring!...more
I enjoyed this book. It was different. It is certainly erotica, but in a different form to that which I have previously read. It is an autobiography oI enjoyed this book. It was different. It is certainly erotica, but in a different form to that which I have previously read. It is an autobiography of a woman who suddenly releases a sexual side of herself which she never even knew was locked inside her.
Lucie is a family doctor from Prague. Her husband was a bit of a rotter. Her long-term lover, Tom, is a bit of a voyeur and is complicit, from afar, in her sexual adventures. She sets herself up for no-string-attached sex via an online dating site. Tom helps her to define her provocative profile, and even writes some of her correspondence with her online sex partners.
She has some fantastic times, and describes them very explicitly. She also gets into a bit of trouble from time to time, mainly when she ignores Tom's experienced advice. There seemed to be more sad times in Lucie's life than good times, but I think that is because, in this book, she held back on telling us about those wonderful parts of her life.
There is quite a lot in the text to make you laugh.
Lucie's writing style is, and I use the word again, different, but I find it difficult to say how. Perhaps it is the Czech spin on her English. I don't know. But the little quirks make it attractive to read.
Some of the descriptions of sexual acts are very arousing indeed, and fire up the imagination to very high temperatures. Other descriptions are a little clinical, but then, she IS a doctor!
The only niggle that I had was her repetition of "my sexual revolution." It became a cliche. I suppose that, to be fair, that's what this book is about. I did a count of the phrase, and it was only used eighteen times..
In summary, this is a good debut I hope that Lucie will write some more. Maybe she should have a go at expanding just one of her sexual adventures into a full blown novel which is total fantasy. If she does, I hope that she injects more of her wicked sense of humour....more
Poppy describes all sorts of sexual acts. As the description of the book tells you,Poppy is a filthy bitch!
And I mean that in the nicest possible way.
Poppy describes all sorts of sexual acts. As the description of the book tells you, there is BDSM, swinging, menage, cheating, same-sex, and on and on.
There is not much background, it is just a series of very dirty, down-to-earth, HOT descriptions of her sexual adventures. It is almost like a confessional which starts with the words, "I am very happy to confess that..." And what she confesses to obviously DID make her VERY happy.
I would say that the writing leans more towards porn than erotica, but that would be a matter for a discussion which I don't really want to get into. I'd rather just enjoy the pure rawness of Poppy's stories. It actually reminds me of when, as a teenager, I used to enjoy reading Forum (reader's confessions) in Mayfair magazine. I never did discover whether those stories were truly sent in by readers or were written by a team of writers employed by the magazine....more