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A Young Girls's Crimes Paperback – May 2002
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I love the dark language in this novel. Flora's thirst for love and acceptance is gripping beyond compare. I was able to feel a great deal of compassion for this character -- even when I found her behavior appalling at times. I like how the author uses elements of Marquis de Sade within the story. Marquis de Sade is one of my favorite authors, and the fact that the works of said author are incorporated in this story made this novel all the more enjoyable for me. David Rehak is a brilliant author and I look forward to reading his other books. In the meantime, I recommend A Young Girl's Crimes most highly. It is one of my favorite reads this year thus far. He uses the sort of dark language that I adore in this sort of fiction. Again, I have no idea why it took me so long to read this compelling, thought provoking novel, but am sure glad I did!
Flora discovers her father's pornography collection, her feelings toward love and sex then guided by her father's depraved collection. When her new tutor arrives, Flora explores the world of lesbian love, only to be ultimately rejected. Even when Flora encounters true compassion, her past makes a future impossible.
Author David Rehak's minimalist style starkly reveals a gritty life in A YOUNG GIRL'S CRIMES. With her father's controlling nature driving her into rebellion, Flora's descent into violent and sexual behavior comes alive with Rehak's vivid pen. Flora's desperate search for love from her father, her lover, or even her brother results in a tale of poignant tragedy. Readers will encounter unexpected moral twists and ethical dilemmas written in a poignant and compelling style that it is impossible to put down. Indeed, Rehak's remarkable talent will leave readers eagerly anticipating his future releases. A YOUNG GIRL'S CRIMES comes highly recommended.
Flora did not receive nurturing from her father and she was so tired of her tutor constantly belittling her, that she killed her and found the nurturing and sexual fulfillment in her next tutorial. After being betrayed by her new tutorial, she too gave up her inherence and moved in with her brother and his wife. Once, she succeed in breaking up her brother's marriage and after he kicked her out. She because homeless and an old man named John took her in and gave her nurturing and spiritual healing.
This is a fast and interesting read, which read like an assignment for a creative writing class. When I thought I knew what the outcome would be, the author's vivid imagination played with my mine with his twist and turns.
"A Young Girl's Crime" to me is an interesting read for book clubs.
Flora discovers her father's secret 'smut' reading . Since Flora is now becoming of age, her feelings are stirred reading and viewing this material. The guidance of a loving Mother is not there for Flora, as her Mother was killed many years before. She has no one to turn to, to discuss the burning desires she is feeling. Her lust is kindled as she consumes the readings of her father. Because of this, a murder takes place in their home and brings about the arrival of another young woman. You find yourself glad that Flora finally has someone to talk to, however, this only leads to more perversion and lust. Eventually Flora leaves her prison, as did her brother. Their futures do not have happy endings and left this reader disturbed.
I think Mr. Rehak did a fine job at showing how lust and perversion can totally destroy a persons life and also the lives of those around them . I do feel however, that he did not need to be as graphic with his descriptions with some of the sex acts that he has in his book.Read more ›
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A Young Girl's Crimes is a very thought-provoking and original debut novel. Rehak has a fine sense of atmosphere and storytelling...my only complaint? That it wasn't longer! Read morePublished on Oct. 5 2003 by Sherry Mauro
David Rehak has every reason to be proud of his first book. I found it to be an enjoyable and full of a variety of passions. Read morePublished on Sept. 5 2003 by Mark Lee Ellis
It's always difficult to evaluate an author's first work. Such works almost always showcase an aspect of the author's writing which shows maturity. Read morePublished on Sept. 1 2003 by Michael Lima
A Young Girl's Crimes, by David Rehak, may not be for all readers because of the graphic sex and etc., but, I liked his story. Based on a true story and certainly worth reading! Read morePublished on May 17 2003 by John Savoy
I am a Swiss and my mother tongue is German. I must praise the easy style of writing yet the message with so much of meaning! Read morePublished on March 27 2003 by Theo Mueller
Froim some of the reviews I was expecting the book to be flat in some areas, but I didn't really get that impression from it myself. Read morePublished on March 18 2003 by Sarah Gervais
My sister and I read this novel and I'm telling all my friends about it. I love the simplicity and easy flow. It's very suspenseful and a lot of fun reading. Mr. Read morePublished on March 18 2003 by Meg Gervais
A story like that is time wasting, I felt as if I was reading a newspaper article. I felt sorry for many o the characters, but not enough to be all emotional and cry- the author... Read morePublished on March 11 2003 by Milena Gomez
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