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The Last Living Slut by Roxana Shirazi
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Jul 27, 2011

did not like it
bookshelves: read-2011

Absolutely awful, and a huge disappointment.. this was reviewed in Bust magazine so I was hoping for an interesting academic take on the juxtaposition between Roxana's childhood under the Shah's restrictive regime and her new life as an immigrant in England. The first few chapters about her childhod in Tehran are readable, but the book quickly degenerates into an unorganized, inconsistent and poorly written account of sordid sex with also-ran English rock bands (you haven't heard of any of them.) I expected pleasing sleaziness but this was just the unconnected diary entries of a confused wwoman . The extra half star is for the beautiful design on the book.
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July 27, 2011 – Shelved
July 31, 2011 – Shelved as: read-2011

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