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    The New York Review of BooksSigrid Nunez20 min
    17 reads4 comments
    9.3
    The New York Review of Books
    17 reads
    9.3
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    • bill
      Top reader of all timeScoutScribe
      11 months ago

      Whoa. This is ten times better than the other sex article I just posted. This one’s the real winner.

      • pandemia11 months ago

        I read his last two books. The last one has a domination scene that is quite realistic, I would say ;-)

    • Pegeen
      ScoutScribe
      11 months ago

      I found this author’s subject matter and his analysis fascinating. Sex is an interesting topic but is not one I care to read about when a writer is not coming from a place of self love. There’s too much to be “worked out” psychologically when one is abused young in life and so the relationships tend to further the punishment and shame. I find that difficult to endure as a reader - no matter how well constructed and poetic the writer is.

    • pandemia11 months ago

      His only demand was to be fucked bare,” we are told about a sexual partner the narrator hooks up with through an Internet chat room, and for the narrator, you could say, this book is the literary equivalent of just that.

      Beautiful review of Greenwell fiction books