Top critical review
17 people found this helpful
Read Delta of Venus first...
on 15 March 2008
... as this is the second volume in all senses, not least as the lesser in terms of writing. Having said that it is still almost unique as an exploration of female sexuality encompassing the taboo and the almost perverse but in a way that is exhilerating rather than exploitative.
I've only given it three stars because it doesn't keep to the high standard of Delta of Venus which is intoxicating for both its breadth and its glittering, perfumed prose.
This reads like a second pick by the publishers in light of the success of the first book. Still an excellent, mind-expanding read, just not as good as the first...