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Lust by Elfriede Jelinek
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Aug 03, 2012

did not like it
bookshelves: sexuality, 2012, fiction, unfinished
Read from April 08 to 09, 2012

This won the Nobel Prize? What a joke. Its prose is all over the place, the story is depressing... And the story itself takes so fricking long to get into, such are the excessive descriptions of things, scenery and metaphors, so much so one forgets what the novel is about. I wasn't too sure that I'd want to read about sexual violence (rape in marriage) anyway.

I didn't finish it. I barely made 15 pages.

So not my thing. It was all mind-numbing, dull and erratic attempts at metaphors, analogies and descriptors, rather than story-telling. I would have given it zero stars despite having only managed to read 15 pages. The OCD in me was compelled to rate it anyway.
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