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
If this book were a series of questions in a multiple choice survey, my scores would all be in the middle column: "neither agree nor disagree."
It is aIf this book were a series of questions in a multiple choice survey, my scores would all be in the middle column: "neither agree nor disagree."
It is a thriller, consisting a sequence of promising events and circumstances which build towards their individual climaxes only to turn into damp squibs.
Having said that, the story as a whole does eventually go somewhere and it reaches a satisfactory conclusion. There are enough open questions to allow a sequel, but I am not sure that I would bother with it, although it might make a reasonable holiday read....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
I really enjoyed this book, although I wish that I had read the first four in the series before picking up this one. Having said that, it can stand alI really enjoyed this book, although I wish that I had read the first four in the series before picking up this one. Having said that, it can stand alone, as it really focuses on Marina's story for the first time. The previous four are focused on Mona's story with only incidental mentions of Marina.
It is apparent, from early on, that Marina is in danger. She has made monumental mistakes to bring this trouble upon herself. But all of her actions have been made through her own kindness. She has helped downtrodden women, in her own way, and has been able to afford them protection from the perils of the sex trade. That is, until recently.
Now she is running home to the seat of her family wealth, but she still has the safety of her "girls" in mind.
She also has hot sex on her mind, and that soon turns into reality.
There are some very graphic descriptive passages in this book. It is sexy and dangerous. You really ought to read it. My personal recommendation is that you read the Naughty Nookie series in sequence, from the beginning (Fall Into Love), but it will do no harm for you to start with this one....more