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Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H. Lawrence
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Aug 19, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: classics, modernism, anglophilia, masters-exams, lit-fic, manly-men-and-their-manparts, 1900-1950

Engaging and unique. Lots of sex. Weird sex, but not kinky. Just . . . weird, like with flowers. And Lawrence likes the word "bowels."

I would have given it five stars, except for two things: 1) He rambles on and on about the awful future and money, money, money bringing us all down, which is a valid point, but seriously? I got it the first ten times, the second twenty were a bit much; and 2) Lawrence's understanding of female sexuality, for a book about bodies and sex being integral to one's humanity, is a bit backward and confused. He seems to have been under the impression that if a girl couldn't get off with him at the exact same time, and with no, uh, outward stimulation, then there was something wrong with her. He also uses the word "beak" very scarily, and I'll leave it at that.
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Finished Reading
August 19, 2009 – Shelved
September 21, 2009 – Shelved as: classics
September 21, 2009 – Shelved as: modernism
April 3, 2010 – Shelved as: anglophilia
March 25, 2011 – Shelved as: masters-exams
September 22, 2014 – Shelved as: lit-fic
September 22, 2014 – Shelved as: manly-men-and-their-manparts
December 30, 2015 – Shelved as: 1900-1950

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message 1: by Heather (new)

Heather No outward stimulation plus simultaneous getting off? Sounds like Lawrence was an awesome lover.

"Hey, Toby. You said that we could come to you if we had any questions, and, um, where’s the clitoris? On the website it said 'at the crest of the labia.' What does that mean?"

Ashley Oh my goodness, I shouldn't have read this in my office.

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