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Quick and diverting read
on 27 April 2012
[A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review]
Smut! What a fantastic word.
In these two stories, `The Greening of Mrs Donaldson' and `The Shielding of Mrs Forbes' we experience a lot of smutty sex; straight sex, gay sex, extramarital sex, cyber-sex, sex in company, sex that's paid for, sex that's paying for something - all reined back by a typically British tameness that stops it being trashy and allows it to be... smutty.
Bennett's prose is quite strange and at times uncomfortable to read; you can tell he is predominantly a playwright. However that criticism is a quibble - it's a quick and diverting read, perfect for dipping into whilst commuting or perhaps better saved for a longer train journey or flight so you can read both stories in their entirety in one sitting.