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Tampa - Alissa Nutting
Tampa
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In Alissa Nutting’s novel Tampa, Celeste Price, a smoldering 26-year-old middle-school teacher in Florida, unrepentantly recounts her elaborate and sociopathically determined seduction of a 14-year-old student. Celeste has chosen and lured the charmingly modest Jack Patrick into her web. Jack is... show more
In Alissa Nutting’s novel Tampa, Celeste Price, a smoldering 26-year-old middle-school teacher in Florida, unrepentantly recounts her elaborate and sociopathically determined seduction of a 14-year-old student. Celeste has chosen and lured the charmingly modest Jack Patrick into her web. Jack is enthralled and in awe of his eighth-grade teacher, and, most importantly, willing to accept Celeste’s terms for a secret relationship—car rides after dark, rendezvous at Jack’s house while his single father works the late shift, and body-slamming erotic encounters in Celeste’s empty classroom. In slaking her sexual thirst, Celeste Price is remorseless and deviously free of hesitation, a monstress of pure motivation. She deceives everyone, is close to no one, and cares little for anything but her pleasure. Tampa is a sexually explicit, virtuosically satirical, American Psycho–esque rendering of a monstrously misplaced but undeterrable desire. Laced with black humor and crackling sexualized prose, Alissa Nutting’s Tampa is a grand, seriocomic examination of the want behind student / teacher affairs and a scorching literary debut.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780062280541 (0062280546)
Publisher: Ecco
Pages no: 266
Edition language: English
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Tea, Cats, and Books
Tea, Cats, and Books rated it
3.0 Well...that was different...
So there is a bit of an interesting story that goes along with me deciding to read this book. I first spotted its not-so-subtle cover on the desk of my coworker. Being curious and always getting a good laugh out of overly explicit romance novels, I picked it up to see what it was about. It wasn't qu...
brebeaumont
brebeaumont rated it
5.0 Tampa
"thirty-one is roughly seventeen years past my window of sexual interest"i'm not sure i've ever been as horribly conflicted over a book as i am over tampa. there's this instinctive urge to mark it as one star because it was fucked up, it was dark and horrible and disgusting, but... that's what i wan...
KatieMc
KatieMc rated it
1.5 Tried too hard to be shocking that it forgot to be interesting
For all intents and purposes this book is a one star. However, I am generously adding a half star and rounding up for reasons that I will explain further on. In general, this was me reading Tampa: First, let it be clear that this isn't a one star because I was horrified at the subject matter. After ...
KatieMc
KatieMc rated it
2.0 Tampa
1 ½ stars. Tried too hard to be shocking that it forgot to be interesting.For all intents and purposes this book is a one star. However, I am generously adding a half star and rounding up for reasons that I will explain further on. In general, this was me reading Tampa: First, let it be clear th...
Elly Helcl
Elly Helcl rated it
1.0 ***Shuddering in horror***
Nope, this should be banned, it should be stricken from Amazon, it should have never made it past their filters. I do believe that Amazon content rules specifically bans child pornography and the depiction of children in erotic scenes... Yet, somehow it is okay for this author to depict an adult...
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