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There was a time when I didn't read a bookif a woman was raped and killed on the first
It was a time when the "sex+women=violence"conundrum squatted in our literary collective
unconscious like a malignant tumour
and the only way to fight back was as aconsumer.
I suppose when you look at it in that light
The plot revolves around Cassie, thirty-five,abused wife, newly widowed who has been dead
from the neck down for over 5 years.
She meets up with a beautiful older woman whobecomes her mentor and facilitates her
Cassie develops the power to accept or rejecteach experience as it comes along.
The men are lean and hard and understand theword 'no'.
I mean I don't know about you, but in my fantasiesnobody stops to fiddle with a condom.
Like I said in my last blog, this is not a genre I'mfamiliar with, so if you think I know not of what
I speak, you are probably right.
However I thought the writing style was aboutas sophisticated as that of Louis Lamour, (cowboy
books - another genre I tried once).
And quite frankly it is a relief to get back toA Red Herring Without Mustard* by Alan Bradley.
Conclusion: I paid $11 to download it to my ipad.
I would have felt totally ripped off if I'd paid for the book.
A let down.
*Second in a series. 14 year old motherless girlgenius in a demented, impoverished British aristocratic
family solves murder myteries. First book: The Sweetnessat the bottom of the Pie.