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Sedition by Katharine Grant
Sedition by Katharine Grant
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
This book is not about sex, though there's plenty of it, often hilarious, occasionally dark, sex is the pepper and salt atop the meat pie. This book is about power, its uses and abuses and the many shades in between. Keeping it, loosing it, aspiring to it, wielding it. Brought down and sent up by it (the denouement, a poke in the ribs at the power of 'Big Brother' type celebrity, brilliant, I'm still laughing). The power of love and the power of tyranny. The subtle changes in the balance of it and their devastating effects, some seen, some unseen. And the power 'things' have over us, tangible and intangible. Power in the hands of the wise and the silly, the weak and the strong, the loved… Read more