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Lust: Or No Harm Done Paperback – 1 Jul 2004

3.5 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; Reprint edition (1 July 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312312121
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312312121
  • Product Dimensions: 13.8 x 2.8 x 21.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,291,630 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Amazon Review

Caught in a mid-life crisis, Michael, the slightly weary hero of Geoff Ryman's Lust, finds himself with a somewhat double-edged gift. He can summon anyone he likes--which mostly means mature men--in a convenient disposable copy and make love to them, irrespective of the original's sexuality. None of this does anything for his concentration on a research experiment, his chronic impotence or the collapse of his relationship with his long-term boyfriend, but he does get to have encounters with Tarzan, Alexander the Great, Billie Holliday, Picasso and a cartoon diva. He also learns a lot about himself--we gradually realise that there are major wounds in Michael's past with which he has failed to come to terms; in the end, his gift teaches him something about liking himself. This could have been a piece of playful erotic fluff, or a moralising piece of self-help sentimentality; Geoff Ryman gives us fluff and some serious morality, but also gives us heart and intelligence. We find ourselves caring that Michael gets through this without permanent damage, admiring the dogged brilliance he brings to finding out just what the limits of his gift are. --Roz Kaveney --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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‘Has more emotional depth than a festival of tear-jerkers’

‘A stylistically dazzling box of fireworks’

‘Astonishingly vibrant… lyrical and totally engaging’

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