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Disjointed assortment of essays
on 24 May 2010
This is a collection of 20 short essays, based on Author Kay Jaybee's research with real people with real lives.
I downloaded it directly from Xcite Books, an easy process that take a few minutes and Hey Presto! You can start reading without waiting for the postman.
The essays vary in length from a few brief paragraphs to several pages.
As a consequence they do not really engage the reader, finishing before they have got started, too often leaving me wondering what point was being made.
There are worthwhile exceptions, who would have thought liquorice allsorts could have been so erotic?
The subjects vary from straightforward romance to lesbian fantasies to mild BDSM so there is something for everyone's taste.
The longer essays are engaging and well crafted, giving sufficient detail and background for the reader to become immersed and titillated. I thought that one or two deserved to be expanded into novellas in their own right, rather than grouped in with the rather strange mix in this volume.
The overall feeling is of a disjointed, unconnected collection of stories and I have to say I was rather disappointed.
It will suit those looking for a quick saucy lunch time read instead of the dreary `red top' newspapers but sadly it wasn't my cup of tea.