The two main characters felt really flat and the dialogue had me cringing every time Anne opened her mouth, with her rude pedantry. It's a truly beautiful, unforgettable and unique book that I will always cherish. View all 13 comments. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Lust—open, naked lust—must be named and punished.
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Pages for You by Sylvia Brownrigg
In Brownrigg's novel, the main character Flannery Jansen is rather surprised to find that the passion she develops is for another woman, a graduate teacher of critical theory in the university. If the quality of the writing and the insights had been better, this might have been exactly the type of lyrical prose I'd fall head over heels for. To me, this book was very powerful.
Leaving the rest of the side blank after each makes this really quite short novel seem a bit longer, but it is still quite a small paperback.
It is not really surprising that it turns out to be literature which finally brings Flannery and Anne together, when Flannery gives sypvia a book of poetry with significant pages marked. It was perfect and now my heart is heavy.
The love scenes were not erotic per se but you would get right up there and cuts off right at the porn, but the writer did it right, it add to the erotic nature instead of taking away. I know, because life isn't fair and as Anne says "People are cruel and will do anything.
The writing is at times beautiful. I found it really sad. The writer could have toyed with the idea of it being between a teacher When I got this book I expected so much from it. The two main characters felt really flat and the dialogue had me cringing every time Anne opened her mouth, with her rude pedantry. Sep 14, Julie Ehlers rated it really liked it Shelves: Pages for You 3.
Flannery, a seventeen-year-old, syliva to everything around her -- college, the East Coast, bodies of literature, and the sexual flurries of student life -- is shocked by brownrugg own desire to follow this beauty wherever it takes her. But I also finished it over two evenings of reading, so there was a compelling pull to the underlying story as well. Still don't think that 17 is the appropriate age for Flannery, but reading this book was an absolute pleasure.
Pages for Her by Sylvia Brownrigg review – lesbian love rekindled
A valentine that perfectly captures love's power to isolate the lovers from the rest of the world—and, in the end, from each other. It propelled me along at a fast pace, it was totally readable.
But it tends to skirt moral issues raised by the age gap between the teacher-pupil partners. A Novel Sylvia Brownrigg Limited preview - Brownrigg prunes back the overextended abstractions that weighed down The Metaphysical Touch to produce an affectingly slender love story. The lines of your hand might be a guide to pagws gifts for pleasure, or a clue to where you'll take me, or a map of where I might take you.
The writing is pretentious and tries sylvvia hard to impress - I'm putting that out there from the start. The 10 Best Emily Dickinson Poems.
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Maybe they get caught or shes married To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I couldn't really sympathise with Anne because I never quite trusted her—her motives, her love, her Brownrigg's writing is worth one of those 3 stars, nonetheless. Other Book Industry Professional. Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert.
The courtship is the best part of the novel, a clumsy and embarrassed d Originally published on my blog here in May There are ups and downs, there are smiles and tears. My new favourite life-ruiner. It was a wonderful book.