There are different sorts of erotica out there, some of more literary than others. In most of my reading, I'm more of a genre girl than a literary girl.
But I stumbled across this story today, and it captivated me. Not as much for the erotic factors at play here. I think I was way more entranced with it because of the main character and the choices she makes. There's a decidely delicious, twisted revenge here...
The character draws me. A middle-aged woman, ignored by her husband, who's having an affair. A non-existance sex life of her own. A teenaged child who drives her slightly batty. Hell, this woman could be MANY RL women I know.
She begins an affair of her own. Again, sort of standard. But it's what happens after the affair has been going on for a while that takes a twisted turn.
Kudos to Riccardo Berra for creating a well-drawn "every woman" who turns out to be...delightfully twisted in her revenge. In overcoming her boring, dreary existance...
In taking her life back into her own hands.
Well done. 5 Scoops of Ice Cream for this one.