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Not so great the second time around...
on July 18, 2002
I read this book in 1998. I thought it was amazing! The stories seemed very erotic and well written. It was hard not to be impressed by how much passion and beauty that Nin captured in each one of the erotic encounters! Sadly, with erotica, it is the passion that is lost first, and Thank God Nin was a woman who could rise above the rest!
I am sad to say though, that I normally re-read everything eventually, and in this case, I am unable to enjoy the book a second time. The emotion seems to be gone and to me that seems to be an indication that the plot was carrying my attention and not the writing itself.
Not her best work, but I still highly recommend!