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Now onto this book which is mentioned in the title. If I can tell my thoughts in one sentence it is that I couldn’t stand the frequent sexual content in the book. The book starts by describing the sexual escapades between a 16 yr old boy and a much older woman. Though the story progressed much after this, there were frequent such sexual references. After some point I realized that there is gonna be more of it. Then I decided to put an end to it.
If you look at the book without taking into account the sexual references, it looks much readable. It is a story about writers especially about Ruth. The story starts when Ruth was around 4 and the protagonist was 16. The protagonist meets Ruth and her parents when he starts his internship as a writer’s assistant to Ruth’s father. The close encounters with the parents reveals a disturbing history in the family and about Ruth’s childhood.
The second part is about the life of Ruth as a grown up writer who is more successful than her father. The protagonist himself is a writer though he has not encountered much success in his profession. Unfortunately I stopped reading at this point :)
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