Okay I finally finished this sucker. Although sprinkled with patches of brilliant writing I considered abandoning this random string of thoughts aboutOkay I finally finished this sucker. Although sprinkled with patches of brilliant writing I considered abandoning this random string of thoughts about a hundred times. Although the patches in a quilt can be bright and beautiful the value of the quilt is in the pattern in which these random patches are sewn together. I'm not sure if my one star rating is due to the fact that I thought the content of this book was pure crapola or if it is a result of the dark funk I was left in after meeting these low life characters so brilliantly defined. If you're going to read this pile of fly puke despite my warning you can at least look forward to learning about the apple trick and catch a glimpse of what it might have been like to be and "be with" Marilyn Monroe. Ye Have Been Warned!...more
Proust, in the series In Search of Lost Time accomplishes the impossible. Beautifully written using a beautiful, quilted framework of hopes, dreams, mProust, in the series In Search of Lost Time accomplishes the impossible. Beautifully written using a beautiful, quilted framework of hopes, dreams, memories, introspection, reality and perception.
In Proust's own words . . .
"I want to write about freedom from time but also to give details of life inside that fluid . . . that fluid, time. It's the changes that people undergo . . ."
"My task, to write a book which will inspire people . . . My book will be a sort of magnifying glass, It will offer them a means of seeing what's inside them so that at the end of it they won't say this is a good book or a bad one but rather they will say 'This is how it is' . . ."
Adultery Beauty Childish Disappointment Exhausted Freudian Guermantes Way Homosexuality Incest Jealousy Kiss Lesbianism Memories Nature of art Orchid Prostitution Queer Robert de Saint-Loup Swan's Way Tease Uncle Adolphe Voyeur Whore X[fill in the blank] Youth Zealous
Proust's In Search of Lost Time is a cornucopia of feelings. One can not help by let their mind wander as you read about hopes, dreams, disappointment and joy one has experienced. Don't give up after reading the first or second in the series, in the end it will all be worth it as Proust successfully accomplishes Marcel's ambitions of his own novel. This is one series that will say with me for a very long time....more
WOW, beautifully writing, eye opening, continuation of the In Search of Lost Time series. Every work contributes to the next as Marcel's eyes are openWOW, beautifully writing, eye opening, continuation of the In Search of Lost Time series. Every work contributes to the next as Marcel's eyes are opened to the life that happens around one as men (and women) search for love and happiness. Will these activities become nothing more than habbit in the following parts of the series . . . time will tell....more
Delightfully honest. The ease at which Proust slips from thoughts then to dreams then to reality is masterful. The story is about life in a sort of stDelightfully honest. The ease at which Proust slips from thoughts then to dreams then to reality is masterful. The story is about life in a sort of stream of consciousness. I've read the entire series and plan to write more on part six, Time Regained....more
This type of book (erotic romance) isn't one that I would typically read. I decided to read this book out of curiosity. I wanted to know why romance nThis type of book (erotic romance) isn't one that I would typically read. I decided to read this book out of curiosity. I wanted to know why romance novels are so popular with so many females on Goodreads. These are smart intelligent women who also read and understand James Joyce, Leo Tolstoy, Franz Kafka, and others whose work is frequently discussed and debated. Why would they spend their precious reading time with a romance novel?
This book started out strong. Megan Hart spent time developing the characters, vividly describing them using all five senses; sight, sound, touch, smell and taste (although this was mostly "salty"). Bess Walsh is at the end of a 20 year marriage. She has decided to divorce her husband and spend some time alone, staying at her parents beach house. Here she bumps into Nick, her "bad boy" flirt and fuck friend from her high school days. Herein lies the twist. Nick's been missing for 20 years. Where has he been is Bess going thou a "Ghost" like experience, imagining Nick? The story heats up as Bess's two, nearly grown sons join her at the beach house to spend the summer.
There is plenty of sex in this book. Sometimes it seemed as if the sex was only separated by 50 or 100 or so words, placed between the sex sequences so the sex wouldn't all run together. (This would have been okay with me.)
Due to my lack of experience in this category (erotic fiction) I really can't speak about how this book compares to to others in the genre. If you like erotic romance this book is pretty good. You might enjoy reading it.
Here's why I will likely read more books like this and why I recommend this book to my male, heterosexual friends;
While reading this book it occurred to me that the book should have been titled "Deeper; A view in the mind of Venus". I wondered if the mind of Bess Walsh was typical of heterosexual females? Do sexually active females respond to the type of foreplay and sex between Bess and Nick so vividly described in this book? I'm a scientist and so I set out to experiment with my newly formed postulate. My research indicates the answer is a resounding yes! So guys, If you want to increase the amount of sex you're getting and improve your ability to please your partner skip the boring self help sex books and videos and read this book. Your lover(s) will be so grateful that they will want to show you again and again just how grateful they are. K, gotta go, I hear the shower running....more