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Rapture - Susan Minot
Rapture
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A powerful, sensuous new novel from the critically acclaimed author of 'Evening'. 'Mesmerising.' Vogue 'The bedspread was sloughing off the foot of the bed, the white sheets were as flat as paper. This is not what she'd pictured when she asked him over for lunch today. It really wasn't.' Taking... show more
A powerful, sensuous new novel from the critically acclaimed author of 'Evening'. 'Mesmerising.' Vogue 'The bedspread was sloughing off the foot of the bed, the white sheets were as flat as paper. This is not what she'd pictured when she asked him over for lunch today. It really wasn't.' Taking one single interlude - two bodies entwined on a bed at midday, lovers rekindling an old affair - Susan Minot's new novel chronicles a relationship from the alternating perspectives of a man and a women. Thoughts cascade through Benjamin's mind, memories of the chest thumping moment when he first met Kay; of the night they shared under the mosquito net on the pink bed in Oaxaca; and of his fiance, Vanessa, and the simple choices that face him. Memories unspool in Kay's mind too. She recalls the dangerous lure of Benjamin, the man who drove her scepticism away; the dread and the thrill of the first night they spent together; and now she asks herself, how has she let him slip back into her life like this? Graphic, provocative and reminiscent of Hanif Kureishi 'Intimacy', Susan Minot's striking novel dissects a love affair in breathtaking detail.
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ISBN: 9780007141760 (0007141769)
Edition language: English
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Second Bookses
Second Bookses rated it
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I'm a sucker for a sales table at a bookstore, and am always willing to take a chance on a book by an author who has already had rave reviews for a previous book. I should, however, learn to pass by the books where all the comments on the jacket are for the previous book, and not the one I'm picking...
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target acquired rated it
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she blows, and her thoughts never wander far from misguided contemplation of her object of affection. he gets blown, and his thoughts capture the various rationalizations of a self-absorbed, self-important cad. should blow jobs really be this tortuous? this short novel never really gets beyond its c...
NinthWanderer
NinthWanderer rated it
Longest. Blow job. Ever. There were some lovely bits in this tale of two lovers coming together for what is likely the last time, and the complete disconnection of their thoughts as Kay fellates Benjamin. For 116 pages. I just kept thinking, "Is it over yet?" Not a good sign for such a short book.An...
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