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A passionate read and an insight into modern femininity,
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This review is from: Girl On The Net: My Not-So-Shameful Sex Secrets (Kindle Edition)
Feminism, autobiography, heartbreak, sexual obsession, erotic submission and tales of Japanese S&M etiquette: these are not a list of topics that I'd find in most books I read - maybe I'm reading the wrong books, but I'll let you decide on that.
Girl on the Net: My Not-So-Shameful Sex Secrets had me hooked from the start. It's an autobiographical tale of one girl's journey from teenage sexual awakening (brought about by the discovery of a well-thumbed book of erotic literature) to full-on sexual adventurer and explore of all things that make her go "uurgh". And it's a massively engaging read, not just because of the nature of the content but because it's so well written. If you've not read Girl on the Net's blog or followed her on Twitter, you really should. She really knows what she's talking about.
The content is very explicit - not a good gift for God-fearing Great Aunt Mabel, that's for sure - but it's Girl on the Net's dry, dark humour that really brings these stories alive. I read the book on a Kindle on my daily commute on the train and found myself in equal parts entertained, aroused, educated, amused and enlightened. I wish I'd been able to read this book 20 years ago when I was a shy retiring student. I'd have been so much better educated about what makes an intelligent, witty, sexy girl tick - and I'd have truly understood that geeky definitely doesn't have to mean dowdy. There's a deeply feminist tale leading throughout this book and it really shows how a womn's desire for equality is in no way mutually exclusive from her strong desire to dress up in stockings and have her bum spanked. They are too sides of a modern, 21st century woman. And this book really brings that message to life in the most vibrant and eloquent way.
I'd recommend this book to anyone, male or female, who's broad-minded enough to deal with the sexual content and who's looking for a hugely entertaining insight into the mind of a real, modern, open-minded woman. It's certainly taught me a thing or two and given me a very entertaining peek into Girl on the Net's world. And it made the commute a lot more fun than usual - even if I couldn't stand up for a while after some chapters for fear of revealing the true impact of the writing!