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Netsuke by Rikki Ducornet
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Apr 06, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: 2011-read, arc, borrowed, contemporary, read-for-review
Recommended to Lyn (Readinghearts) by: stb book

I have to say, I really couldn't decide at first what to give this book, but ending up deciding on 4 stars. This was a really interesting book, only 128 pages, and every one of them both appalled me and enthralled me at the same time. It is about a psychoanalyst who has a lot of erotic encounters, and frankly, needs a psychoanalyst himself. As I read through this book, I wasn't sure what to expect, but was pretty sure that I was watching someone's life turn into a train wreck. And the ending really stunned me.

I am giving it four stars mostly because as disgusted as I was by the main character, I couldn't stop reading the book. It was like a really bad reality show. You know, the kind that you know you shouldn't be giving legitimacy to by watching, but you just can't stop yourself. Since I am pretty easily turned off by graphic sex, the fact that I even finished this book surprised me, and I figure if a writer can get me to finish a book like this, he must be a good writer.

All in all a very weird, weird, little book. Did I enjoy it.....I wouldn't say that, but I will say I couldn't put it down.
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Reading Progress

April 6, 2011 – Shelved
April 12, 2011 – Started Reading
April 12, 2011 –
page 28
April 12, 2011 –
page 128
April 12, 2011 – Finished Reading
April 13, 2011 – Shelved as: 2011-read
April 13, 2011 – Shelved as: arc
April 13, 2011 – Shelved as: borrowed
April 13, 2011 – Shelved as: contemporary
September 27, 2011 – Shelved as: read-for-review

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message 1: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer How is this one?

Lyn (Readinghearts) I got it from my Traveling Book group. It is really small, but I haven't started it yet. I hear it is pretty gross, so I'm thinking I probably won't like it much, lol.

Naomi Blackburn Boy, were you wrong, Lyn...I told you it was twisted!

Lyn (Readinghearts) You are and were so right about this book. I really thought I wasn't going to like it, and while I can't exactly say that I did LIKE it, I can say that it was enthralling. Glad I took the chance and read it.

And I have to say...Without you and the Sisterhood, I NEVER would have even given this book a look. So, once again, thanks!

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