Book Reviews of The Price of Salt

The Price of Salt
The Price of Salt
Author: Patricia Highsmith, W. W. Norton
ISBN-13: 9780393325997
ISBN-10: 0393325997
Publication Date: 2/23/2004
Pages: 288
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 22 ratings
Publisher: W. W. Norton Company
Book Type: Paperback
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Therese is a young woman working in a department store. She meets an older woman named Carol and developes somewhat of a crush on her. They become friends and eventually start a relationship together, facing many obstacles along the way. I really enjoyed this book, though it did move kind of slowly.
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Helpful Score: 2
Excellent book. I devoured this book in one weekend. Now I am looking for more by this author.
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Helpful Score: 1
This was a fascinating book about homosexuality when homosexuality really wasn't something that was talked about.
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Therese first glimpses Carol in the New York department store where she is working as a sales assistant. Carol is choosing a present for her daughter; she looks preoccupied, exuding an aura of elegance as perfect as a secret. Standing there at the counter, Therese is wholly unprepared for the first shock of love.

First published under a pseudonym in 1952, "Carol" is a love story told with compelling wit and eroticism.

This book is a real find from the 1950s, erotic without being sexually explicit.
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The novel of a love society forbids. The novel that inspired Babokov's Lolita