Se yourself in her story Yes I was hooked I read some reviews about how it fails to portray reality and what a real woman would have done in the given circumstances Yeah but it s fiction it s supposed to play games with your mind and eventually win Real life is boring you already know the ending there are no real heroes in real life It s paradoxically true No REAL heroes in REAL life But this novel is simply delicious Definitely recommended read If the the back flap blurb writer had written the actual book Trangressions might not have resulted in such trashy tacky crapOkay listen Elizabeth is a modern woman Smart Independent As sexual as she wants to be with whomever she wants to be But a breakup with her academic boyfriend has hit her harder than she cares to admit And while her latest gig translating a glitzy Czech thriller into English offends her literary sensibilities it arouses others with its steamy scenes of eroticism violence submission and dominance In the dead of night she will suddenly come face to face with her tormentor She will smell him she will touch him and she will make a choice Then the real haunting will begin I don t know about you but I thought that sounded pretty intriguing However Trangressions is not only poorly written those excitingly presented ideas on the back flap cover are executed astoundingly tasteless As a matter of fact it s been a while since I read a novel this trashy and as harsh as this may sound nworthy of publication What bothers me most is the fact that Dunant s definition of dark sexuality and steamy scenes of eroticism is so different from mine or should I sayso much ickier Under the guise of translating a Czech thriller she tears open a can of disposable women and has them raped and butchered by faceless men in the meantime plastering crotches and chopped off female body parts all over the pages in a deliberate attempt to create a violently horny atmosphere Oh boy When translating those The Sublime uneasy and mostly irrelevant scenes into English the highlynlikable heroine and fruit loop Elizabeth continuously comments on how blase and disturbing that Czech thriller is how it offends her literary sensibilities Yet somehow she manages to get aroused by itOf course the parallels with her own life are obvious In between completely irrelevant scenes and ridiculously bad sex scenes she starts missing stuff from her house and odd things happen After having accused herself her cat ex boyfriend and even a poltergeist she realizes something may be wrongthere may be a rapist on the loose So what does Elizabeth do wh. De lume refugiindu se in muzica si in traducerea Letters Between a Catholic and an Evangelical unui thriller despre lumea interlopa din Cehia Banuindu se mai intai de episoade psihotice apoi temandu se de prezentanui spirit malefic in casa Elizabeth va descoperi ca pe rmele sale se afla n agresor periculos Jocul pe care l initiaza pentru a l ademeni pe acesta in capcana devine diabolic si totul se transforma intr.
Every time I read another book by this author Sarah Dunant I love her She s fast becoming one of my favorites Why Because she touches Unforeseen (Kingdom Keepers, upon topics that most authors especially female authors wouldn t go near with a ten foot pole such as stalkers and rape in this novel And it s not even just that she always adds a twist and her characters are so realistic and multifaceted that they jump off the page and dance WellI persisted with this as it was well written in parts and had a scene where the main character refuses to be controlled by a sex attackerbut it was verynrealistic and to my mind was revelling in rape as being erotic An Nascars Wildest Wrecks ugly and disturbing book I m rather amused by some of the very negative reviews I m glad I didn t let them put me off reading this book I ve readite a few of her other books enjoyed them this one was a departure from her historical tales being set in London in the present day I got very caught A Land More Kind Than Home up in the story reading into the early hours The only element which slightly bothered me was the main character s plan to deal with her situation it didn t strike me as terribly plausible or realistic But then I was reading for fun escapism so was able to suspend reality She raises some thought provokingestions about sexuality but I don t really Outlaw Bride understand why that offended so many other readers I didn t find it a scary read either but that may just be me Worth reading as a good thriller with a bit if a twist I liked this but didn t love it The story is an interesting one with plenty to keep you very anxious This is one of the worst books I have ever read and if I can save one other person from suffering through it I will I ve enjoyed other of Ms Dunant s books and the concept for this one is good but the story was horrific I am far from prudish but the language the descriptions the bulk of the story itself were so fulled with crude offensive disgusting truly gross scenes and language that the only reason I finished it was so that I could write this review and honestly say that the story has not one redeemingality I give it one star because all of the words were spelled correctly If I had been Ms Dunant s editor I would have been concerned for her mental health She must have been in a very bad place when writing this one Spare yourself I m throwing my copy in the trash This book was AMAZING I sincerely don t know why the rating is so low because I enjoyed every single page of it I loved the story the heroine the stalker the ending everything But most of all I loved Dunant s style her way of somehow forcing you to immer. O casa somptuoasa in stil victorian intr James Still unul din cartierele elegante ale Londrei O femeie proaspat traumatizata de o despartire dureroasa incercand sa si refaca existenta O serie de intamplari stranii ce se petrec mai ales noaptea numai intr o anumita aripa a casei Un criminal in serie inarmat cun ciocan ce bantuie imprejurimile Elizabeth Skorvecky se izoleaza complet.
En she wakes p at 4 am and finds the culprit in her room view spoilerShe has terrible cringe worthy sex with him hide spoiler This was a tacky book in my opinion I may be being a bit harsh here because after 13 of the book I realized it wasn t my cup of tea and started skipping over half of each page The reason was twofold One a serial rapist becomes part of the story and I don t like reading about serial rape Two the protagonist is a translator and is working on a rather offensive novel which contains misogynistic the protagonists opinion and I back her p on that sexual scenes For some absolutely inexplicable reason large swathes of this novel within the novel are transcribed as the protagonist translates it She is apparently disturbed by the writing I wasn t as disturbed as irritated that this sort of misogynistic titillation was plastered throughout the book while the author implied that it was wrongI finished by skimming skipping all of the novel within the novel because it was so irrelevant just to see if it in any way redeemed itself In fact it got worse The protagonist at first tried to take on a man she was sure was a serial rapist herself and then involved the police in some bizarre fabricated story that she thought would get them to help than the simple truth would have No idea what was Native Son up with that This is not a book that I wouldsually pick The White Paternoster, And Other Stories up but the story seemed so interesting that I had to buy itI read it in less than a day The entire story had me trapped Once I finished a chapter I had to continue reading and find out what happened next The main character is very likeable and multi faceted You find yourself rooting for her the whole way throughThe story is fast paced and very entertaining The only problem I had with the book is that when you find out what is going on and find out whodunnit it is not very thrilling I did however find what happens after the climax to be just as exciting and I felt as if I were watching a movie toward the endI would reccomend this book to anyone who likes a fast paced modern mystery Very well written and wonderful character development Not a favorite The premise of the translator finding herself in a similar story to the novel she s translating and then learning from it was promising but the execution became tedious and predictable Maybe if she d been translating something better than misogynistic police fiction it would have worked better for me I think in the end the only thing that intrigued me was the concept of how relationships can become intimate ones even when it s not what we desire. O lupta morbida din ce in ce mai sangeroasa pe viata si pe moarte de a lungul careia victima se converteste in calau iar calaul in victimaUn roman tulburator plin den erotism sumbru si de rasturnari spectaculoase de situatie explorand relatia dintre atractie si repulsie placere si teroare si dezvaluind semnificatiile profunde ale violentei si fragilitatea psihicului m.
Sarah Dunant is a cultural commentator award winning thriller writer and author of five novels set in Renaissance Italy exploring women’s lives through art sex and religion She has two daughters and lives in London and FlorenceSarah’s monthly history program and podcast on history can be found via the BBC website