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The Best American Erotica 2002 (Best American Erotica)

3.28  ·  Rating details ·  54 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Prepare to enter an erogenous zone.In The Best American Erotica 2002, Jane Smiley illustrates the singular escapism found in the gentlest caress, Maggie Estep relates the surprising sexual happenings in a detox clinic, Francesca Lia Block explores the aquatic fantasies haunting a surfer, and Ernie Conrick introduces a tennis star and sex symbol who surrenders to an unusual ...more
Paperback, 267 pages
Published February 5th 2002 by Touchstone (first published 2002)
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Alex Telander
Jan 30, 2011 rated it liked it
This is probably the first official erotic book I’ve ever read; at least it is the first I’m admitting to having read, and while I was expecting this collection of basically heterosexual erotica, I was surprised to discover this and more, as well as various stories of a homosexual nature – both lesbian and gay. In this context then, being a full-blown heterosexual male, I was not expecting like all the stories in this collection, and yet I did.

You know what: some erotic is really well written! T
Jun 20, 2007 rated it really liked it
This collection includes my ALL TIME FAVORITE sex story
"Night Train" (told from the woman's viewpoint, a man and a woman have kinky intercourse on public transit; I love that the woman is wearing "practical panties")

Other good ones in this collection are

"Driving Lessons" (a young woman gets lessons in prostitution)

"Ropeburn" (too complicated to explain what it's about or why I like it)

"Stiletto" (a mobster's girlfriend does what she has to do to get her woman)

Feb 09, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2009, glbt, erotica
I was intrigued when I found this book at my local public library, and considering my reading preferences on the internet, nothing in this book really surprised me. There is some definitely well written stories in this book, but don't go read it unless you can handle reading explicit sexual situations.
Aug 07, 2012 rated it it was ok
A collection of “erotic” short stories that, for the most part, failed to arouse any interest in this reader. I did, however, like the stories about women who take matters into their hands and stand up for themselves (but the metaphor comparing some guy’s penis with a two-by-four made me laugh).
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