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The Men's Room

3.27  ·  Rating details ·  41 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Charity Walton seems to have everything she could want: a husband, four children, a lovely house in London, and a successful career as a sociologist. Then she meets Mark Carleton, the incoming Head of the Sociology Department where she works: clever, handsome, and American. Having devoted herself for years to her family, Charity finds herself surrendering to Carleton's cha ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published June 1st 1999 by Virago Modern Classics (first published January 1st 1989)
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Feb 12, 2011 rated it liked it
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I didn't like these characters, and although the book is very well written, I struggled to get through it. By the time I got to the end I was glad, and of all things, had to read the final page twice because I realised I'd come to the end of the book and had long since stopped wondering what was happening to the characters. That said, I did enjoy the first half. Hence the three stars.

Also, this is an interesting look at how feminist ideas have evolved since the early 80s. I'd like to see the BB
Jul 12, 2008 rated it liked it
I remember the BBC did an adaptation of this back in the early 90s with Bill Nighy as the main male character shagging his way around various universities. Yes its got this veneer of intellectualism, but essentially its a good sex and fights and more sex type read. Jackie Collins with a few A levels thrown in. Perfect summer reading.
Ryan Williams
Dec 20, 2014 rated it did not like it
The third-worst written book I have ever read, topped only by The Book of Mormon and the 1983 Labour Party Manifesto. Sociologists should be as kept as far away from the English language as possible.
Jul 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
This is great book, well written and stimulates your passionate side!

I'd want to read it again.
E Wilson
May 28, 2013 rated it it was ok
I read this a long time ago and don't really remember too much about it
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