Book Reviews of Nothing Natural

Nothing Natural
Nothing Natural
Author: Jenny Diski
ISBN-13: 9780451156624
ISBN-10: 0451156625
Publication Date: 9/6/1988
Edition: Reprint
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: New Amer Library (Mm)
Book Type: Paperback
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Apparently some very authentic sadomasochism in this book.
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London in the early 1980s. Thirty-something Rachel is a single mother, a part time educator working with "problem" students, a commitment-phobe, a survivor of a traumatic childhood, and a sufferer from recurrent depression. She is also a remarkably self-possessed narrator, intelligent, observant and mordantly funny as she recounts events (including a sadomasochistic sexual relationship) that test the limits of her mental and physical endurance, plunge her to the depths of despair, and force her to take drastic action in order to achieve catharsis and closure of sorts. A brutally honest trip into female psyche.
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a great book, one of my favorite fiction novels. The above review says it all. Rachel's narrative of her "interesting" life pulls you in, a real page turner. I liked it enough to read it twice. Highly recommended.
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In short : an sadomasochistic tale.Depressed mom enters into a sex thing' with a domineering guy, after subjecting herself to degradation,she starts reaching the conclusion that this person may be the rapist the law is searching for.
I know this book received a lot of negativity, and bad reviews, but I count it among my favorites.
If the sadomasochistic sex is not offensive, it is an interesting novel
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not my thing