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The book was informative as regarding the emotional and psychological damage of prostitution but extremely lengthy narrative about the legislation, general underlying factors and the authors understandable personal feelings towards it. I purchased he book hoping to read a true and detailed account of the life and conditions that saw the authors decline into prostitution but unfortunately there were very few specific experiences referred to so it was difficult to build up a picture of the surroundings, people and writer. I found myself skipping many pages as it was never getting to an interesting specific tale and found myself repeatedly reading of the authors opinions rather than experiences. I missed more than half the book because of this which is very unlike me and found myself flicking pages to avoid reading the same thing over and over. I was very disappointed
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Initial post: 2 Mar 2014, 00:19:34 GMT
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Avid Reader says:
Thank you Andrew.
They usually say real life is less readable than fiction, but I think this book is the exception. Dean Koontz wrote a novel with a theme of false, artificially generated memories and a great deal of that centred on the fact that a lie has no paper on the walls, no ornaments on the sideboard. I could tell you so many vignettes of real people and real lives from the sex industry at the time Moran claims she worked there. Moran does not know any so she vamps ineffectually around the political theme that got her a publisher, and none of it is convincing at all.
It is one long act set out on paper, and even if I did not know the truth anyway it would not convince me for a moment.
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