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on September 16, 2000
A review on the back of this book says, "Utterly frivolous." This may lead a potential buyer to think this a fun book to read -- people like myself, for example. Unfortunately, this quote is completely misleading. After reading about five chapters of POTENT PLEASURES, I felt as if I had jumped into a dumpster and rubbed rotting vegetables all over myself. Yuck.
There are twists and turns in the book, but they're completely nonsensical, and when a character isn't doing something that I reeeeeally do not need to know about, the book is just boring. The characters, meanwhile, are as flat as the paper they're printed on, not to mention as flimsily constructed, and were completely unlikable.
In other words, I thought this was a very trashy (and not in a good, entertaining way, either) novel that I fervently wish I had never spent money on. Beware, because you may wish the same, should you buy it.