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The Girl in a Swing
The Girl in a Swing
Author: Richard Adams
A shy young man meets a beautiful woman in the company of a young girl. He finds himself swept off of his feet and married to her, bringing her with him to live in his family home. She is his erotic dream come true; she does everything she can to bind him to her and join him in his comfortable life. — Soon, however, odd things begin to happen. Th...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780451096623
ISBN-10: 0451096622
Publication Date: 3/2/1981
Pages: 371
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.

3.1 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: Signet
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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Brilliant departure from Richard Adams' other novels. This book is suspenseful, beautiful, poetic, paranormal, sexual (not in a tacky way), and mysterious. Excellent!
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Good book, horrible movie. Did I say Good Book??
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Quite a bood book with some unusual twists that keep you wondering about certain aspects of the characters. One of those things where you think you know; but you don't want to know or aren't sure you know.
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I am impressed (?) If you ever wanted to know everything about ceramics, china, porcelain, this is a book for you. How about getting around Copenhagen? This is a book for you. Name dropping? Your author knows the classics, as well as many obscure authors. You'll be introduced to many of them. Don't care to brush up on your French. Not to worry this guy amazes you with his German. So all in all this tale of Alan, an obscure, unattractive retailer of ceramics, has a lot more to offer than meets the eye. It is a story of mutual love between him and a German Venus, Aphrodite, Ashteroth, Asarte, Ishtar whom he meets on a business trip to Copenhagen; whom he marries some ten days later; of whose history he knows nothing (and she won't tell). Alan has an innate ability to sense the past and future. Little by little the author, through Alan's perceptions, hints of Kathe's history, until the bubble bursts in the chilling climax and denouement. But, even then, expect reader that you will have to fill in many of the blanks to your own liking. All in all, the culmination is worth the effort of reading the bulk of this tome.