Monday, April 28, 2008
37. "The Crimson Petal and the White" - Michel Faber
"Words can say things even bodies can't. And that's why a book like this is even better than sex." - Time magazine
I call bullshit.
Many of you encouraged me to try to read this book after I had eliminated it in my XX style. No offense, but I now realize that my instincts are never wrong.
I'm royally pissed. 840+ pages and I know three things to be true:
1. Michel Faber is published and read because he knows the "bait and switch" technique of marketers. He gave you tons of sex... loads of similes that ended in "like ejaculate" or "as if it were a woman's orifice." Then...
2. There is the constant desire to raise the whore to princess levels. Need I say "Pretty Woman"? Of course, this results in...
3. Cutting said woman back down to size.
But that's not all. Three main characters disappear. Gone! Couldn't 840+ pages be edited to include an ending?
I'm furious. I'm absolutely steaming that I pushed through a major headache to read this. If I were to meet Michel Faber, I would introduce myself, then slap him silly. It's a childish attempt at erotica that ends with questionable morality.
Royally pissed. The end.
P.S. Still love my readers.
0.0 out of 5.0 Dogg Pisses.