Book Reviews of Rapture

Author: Susan Minot
ISBN-13: 9780375413278
ISBN-10: 0375413278
Pages: 128
  • Currently 2.9/5 Stars.

2.9 stars, based on 12 ratings
Publisher: Knopf
Book Type: Hardcover
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After having read Monkeys and Evening, I looked forward to reading another Minot book. This one, however, was sadly lacking at many levels. Although a slender book, it is totally based on thoughts and reflections of two people during one sex act. My goodness, I can't imagine any sexual encounter lasting so long as to reflect ad nauseum! I felt no real depth of emotion from either character, and it amounted to little more than painful drivel. I do not recommend this book, although other offers by Minot are very well written. Proof that the best authors can still miss the mark at times.
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I didn't think this was as great as Monkeys or Lust, but it's still excellent writing. One afternoon, one sex act, but with months of flashbacks from both sides.
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The emotional and psychological paths that two former lovers take during a brief interlude highlight this extraordinary book. Although small in length, this work of fiction explores motivations and consequences of love that go far beyond the lovers' expectations.
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amazing prose, absolutely captivated me through the entire pull.
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Very good, sensitive writing. About a young couple... on again, off again.