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Obsession: An Erotic Tale Hardcover – Jun 4 2009

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd; 1 edition (June 4 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061734896
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061734892
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.7 x 18.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 204 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #984,536 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“In her new novel, Gloria Vanderbilt has created a remarkable tapestry of human passion--an interior world of highly charged erotic mysteries that teasingly suggest, but ever elude, decoding. OBSESSION is a poetic tale on the nature of possession and obsession.” (Joyce Carol Oates )

About the Author

Gloria Vanderbilt is the author of four memoirs and two novels. She contributes to various publications, including the <em>New York Times</em>, <em>Vanity Fair</em>, and <em>Elle</em>, and has received two honorary doctorates of Fine Arts. She lives in New York City.

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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
Awful. The worst book I've ever read. Forget about it! Sept. 29 2009
By Linda Linguvic - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I only attempted this book because it was hyped in some very reliable sources as an erotic tale written by Gloria Vanderbilt. I was curious.

Well, first of all, it is much too short to be called a book. It measures only 5 x 7, the type is humongous, there are wide margins and it is only 144 pages long. The theme is bondage amidst some pretentious over-described scenes. I read the whole thing in about a half hour and must say that this is the worst book I have ever read. It's boring, it's silly and the parts that are supposed to be erotic seem actually comic.

This book is awful. Don't bother with it.
17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
Two thumbs down............... July 26 2009
By Ruby D. - Published on
Format: Hardcover
..two thumbs to flip it into the trash can, It is a boring and bizarre plot. It is a bored, rich and frigid housewives fantasy, has a couple of 'c*ck' words in it, but the erotica is too Harlequin fantasy romance paperback type. If you must read it, wait a few weeks it will show up at the 99c store.
15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
complete waste of time, money and space on my kindle! July 24 2009
By Kelle Brucker - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
this was a horrible read. writing was bad, plot was hard to follow, and ending with a sentence that says this is the end of the book "dear readers"?? complete waste of my time.
12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
One star is too high July 13 2009
By J. Callanan - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
My book club thought this would be a fun summer read! It caused laughter for such a ridiculous pick but it was hardly a " fun read" It is not well written, a bit trashy/kinky and not even erotic! Never again will I use a Newsweek review or a NY Times review. What a waste of time.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Chloe March 16 2012
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Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Gloria wrote a beautiful book about her son. She is a wonderful person to hear talk, and has done beautiful design work. She can do better than this. I am unhappy for her.

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