[Book Review] Book Lovers

Book Lovers : Stories / Shawna Kenney (ed) (Powell's Books)

Book Lovers is perhaps the most literal example of literary erotica I have encountered.  The word and the book really are the thing.

The stories run a gambit of styles and explorations of the erotic.   Sensual, stark, sweet, sorrowful, intimate, lonely, unexpected.  The only connecting thread between these stories are stories themselves.  The books themselves that create the bridge into sexuality.  While labeled erotica the stories do not delve equally into the carnal, some brushing lightly and others embrace it fully.

Advanced Reader Copy copy courtesy of Netgalley; differences may exist between uncorrected galley text and the final edition.

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