Uncategorized

Chapters Fifteen and sixteen: If music be the food of love, pick a decent song

Some songs just make you want to have sex. Everyone has those specific little melodies that are personal to them; the ones that, even if they come on during a tube journey, have you sitting up straighter and waking up. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds’ “O’Children” being a prime example, personally. If you don’t…… Continue reading Chapters Fifteen and sixteen: If music be the food of love, pick a decent song

Uncategorized

Chapters Eleven and Twelve: BDSM hurts but so does love….

The chapter begins with Ana ripping open her very own, fully creepy sex contract. I can’t help but feel like re-reading the contract is a redundant move by the author. If we were that fascinated, we could go back and read it over again. However important it is to the plot, it’s pointless to have…… Continue reading Chapters Eleven and Twelve: BDSM hurts but so does love….

Uncategorized

Chapters Nine and Ten: I….I can’t even….

Possibly the best/worst line in the opening page of chapter nine: “I could gaze at him all day, but I have needs–bathroom needs.” Thanks, Ana. Thank you for sharing that. Whilst the gritty realism of this novel, knowing our protagonist shits and pees like a regular person, is invigorating, what would be even more thrilling?…… Continue reading Chapters Nine and Ten: I….I can’t even….