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March 29, 2012 at 2:02 pm #320

Paola

If you’ve started the book, share your first impressions and thoughts!

Also, if anyone read and pondered over the poetry excerpt in the beginning, feel free to discuss!


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April 4, 2012 at 6:22 am #329

Alix

My first impression of the book was “wow they talk a lot about sex”. I wasn’t expecting that at all. I’m no prude (I read my fair share of romance novels) but from the summary I read before, I didn’t think sex/seeing sex as a sin/sexual desires would be such an important part of the book and right off the bat.

Aside from that, I was intrigued by Ralph and Catherine. What they did in their past and what they are running from.


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April 5, 2012 at 10:20 pm #331

Paola

They DO talk a lot about sex! It’s kind of disturbing at times just because it’s so obsessive and just… wow. LOL. After like five pages of Ralph wanting to undress Catherine and do unspeakable things to her, I wanted to yell JUST HAVE SEX ALREADY OMG. I agree with Alix, this was my first impression as well.

I like the author’s writing style, and I am interested to know what will happen with Ralph and Catherine.


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April 10, 2012 at 3:18 pm #333

Jinny

I agree! Also not a prude, but I was just … shocked! I guess I didn’t expect one of the main characters, Ralph, to have such serious sexual issues :O His obsession, to me, is what made his life so unhappy. Or at least, one of the major factors.


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April 26, 2012 at 9:41 am #338

Marjorie

My first thoughts were the same. To be honest, I didn’t know much about the book before reading. Right away I realized it was a romance, which I have read my fair share of. There’s usually a lot of overly descriptive narrative about sex, wanting, loneliness, etc. However after a while it was clear that sex would be the obsession of these two characters… I was hoping things would get interesting, because I kind of liked Ralph (however messed up he was) and was curious about Catherine and how they would work out together.


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April 27, 2012 at 9:27 am #346

Alix

I guess maybe had I gone in with more knowledge I would have been as surprised by the whole sex obsession though also having read more then my fair share of romance, it’s the first time I’ve encountered it in the way this book presents it.


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