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In the Cut
In the Cut
Author: Susanna Moore
"Remarkable, erotic, intelligent, and daring."--Vanity Fair — By day, Frannie teaches her writing students about irony and language in all its nuance, eccentricity, and unspoken meaning. By night, she compiles a secret dictionary of street slang . . . and takes chances. One night in the basement of a bar she walks in on an intimate moment ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780452281295
ISBN-10: 0452281296
Publication Date: 12/1/1999
Pages: 179
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.

3.1 stars, based on 28 ratings
Publisher: Plume Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
Parts of this book could easily be considered erotica. Or porn, depending on your point of view. Either way, this very short read keeps your interest. The language can be a bit dense in places, but for me, it only served to bolster my view of the narrator as intelligent. She's a thoughful person, bordering on neurotic.

The ending came as a complete shock to me and left me with an uneasy feeling. Worth the read if you love a complex story and don't mind sexual explictness.
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Helpful Score: 1
This book was a wee bit disturbing.
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book the 'second' time I read it and even more the 3rd time around. Excellent excellent writing, witty, clever and succinct. A less talented writer could easily have droned on and on while ultimately saying the same thing. While the topic and center of the book is obviously dark its offset by the brilliant writing. I cant wait to read another book by the same author, she has easily become my favorite writer.
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I found "In the Cut" pretty underwhelming. As a fan of erotic crime fiction, I expected I'd like this a lot, but unfortunately it's seriously lacking in the plot department. Events are told in a vague, detached manner, which I suppose is meant to reflect on the protagonist but makes the book confusing. The sex scenes are seriously exaggerated in reviews; there's nothing shocking or even really salacious here. The ending was unexpected and creepy, which definitely earns the book some points, but hardly makes up for the bulk of it.
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It was a fascinating read in a dark way. I have to say that I really found the male lead distasteful; there was nothing likable about him. Very unexpected ending.
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I really would have enjoyed this book if the writing style had been different. I had a really hard time getting into it. However, the ending was still chilling even so.