- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: Firebrand Books,U.S. (April 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1563411067
- ISBN-13: 978-1563411069
- Product Dimensions: 21.3 x 13.7 x 1.3 cm
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,617,977 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
When I read reviews about this book I thought it was going to be humorous.
As it turned out none of it was humorous really, unless you find child sexual abuse humorous--and somehow I think that's one subject there's just no way it can be funny
This book is definitely not for the squeamish as it has people eating fingers, infectious material, and reproductive parts of animals.
After I read the first few chapters of "Bruised Fruit," I was confused. Who is this story about Patti, Caroline or Sydney? A light bulb lit up inside of my head. This book was about all three characters. The author intricately wove a web that brought these characters together as bruised fruit later in the chapters.
"Bruised Fruit" may have confused me at first. Then I found myself entangled in the storyline. I didn't want to sit the book down.
Caroline is continually shocked by exposure to her own "tales of the city." Sydney feels compelled, once and for all, to pick a gender. Patti wants to be sexually attractive without giving in to everyone else's desire and its negative effects, where she kills every man she sleeps with. (Patti does not kill them through the act of sex. She cannot be that talented. Or may be she is.) Then Patti finds herself attracted to Caroline. Could this be the death of Caroline? Does Sydney find love and chose a gender?
Livia wrote "Bruised Fruit" as a mixture of chilling comedy and neogothic. One thing I was taught by reading "Bruised Fruit" was that I would check the fruit carefully in my cart before taking it home. It is better to squeeze it first and get to know your fruit. This way you will have no unwanted surprises.
Place a copy of "Bruised Fruit" in your cart. It is better than most characters you have taken home or fruit you have purchased!
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