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The writing is well above any romance novel you'll find at the grocery store or Wal-Mart, and the sex scenes are graphic. A classic of the 1970s that still holds up well.
May 25, 2012
Tried valiantly and just couldn't get through it. These characters are definitely inhabiting a universe I have not encountered and speak in ways that bear a limited relation to the world I know. The prose style does have a certain focused intensity, but often could be described as turgid and occassionally ridiculous
Apr 22, 2008
Not for the faint-hearted
An intense and intensely well-written love story. Sometimes the story veers a bit off kilter and some of the explicit details are a little hard to stomach even while lending to the book's impact. Still, Scott Spencer is certainly one of the best novelists of the late 20th century.
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