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Cautionary Tales by Emmanuelle de Maupassant
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really liked it

It was a pleasure to read a book which contains Literature (with a capital L) that is at once beautifully and intelligently written. Fairytales that are not written for children, based to some extent on Eastern European tales, this is a darkly comic and delightful read. The erotic element is fairly mild, but the book provides good, adult fun with a charming bawdiness that is too rare in our currently rather prurient times. If you are looking simply for 'stroke fiction', this may not be the book for you, but if you enjoy reading beautifully written, carefully crafted and well-researched literature, I strongly recommend it.
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Reading Progress

February 27, 2016 – Started Reading
February 29, 2016 – Finished Reading
March 2, 2016 – Shelved

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