Book Reviews of Sex As a Second Language

Sex As a Second Language
Sex As a Second Language
Author: Alisa Kwitney
ISBN-13: 9780743268905
ISBN-10: 0743268903
Publication Date: 4/25/2006
Pages: 330
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.

3.1 stars, based on 27 ratings
Publisher: Atria Books
Book Type: Hardcover
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A teacher of English as a second language has in her class a handsome Icelander who is not exactly who he seems. The story contains some subtle insights into romance.
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A story that's not even in the realm of believability, but with engaging characters and a bit of drama. Enjoyed it, as I have others from this author.
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I found it to be a page turner. Curl up with this book on a stormy evening with a cup of Cocoa and realize that life happens....and divorce is survivable.
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Alisa Kwitney also writes paranormals and sci-fi under the name Alisa Sheckley. I think I like her paranormal series a bit better although in some ways the plot of this book is strikingly similar- swap "werewolf" with "spy" and you about have it. This is not to say that this book is at all bad. I enjoyed it although I thought she overdid the "bad ex-husband" bit (though I have heard plenty of stories from real life to know her portrayal is acceptably realistic!) The pace of this book was uneven- some points dragged as she tried to express her theme of nonverbal communication- in many places,Kwitney did a great job of demonstrating what she was trying to express, and made the reader sit back and say, "huh! I would never have seen that but now that she has pointed this out, it makes complete sense!" with regard to everyday communication between people. However, at other points she over explains, as if she feels the reader won't be able to follow a more subtle example and need extra help.

In all- a good, entertaining read that misses by just a few degrees of being a great read.