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The characters annoyed me and the plot was non-existent. Notify me of new comments via email. Lolita seduced Humbert, sure – but she didn’t know what it meant, or what it would cost. Let me try to explain why.

She came across insufferable for no good reason other than to be difficult. The Origin of the Brunists, by Robert Coove Aug 28, Tracy Towley rated it did catjy like it.

This was the most confusing, and disturbing book that I’ve ever read. Not to mention boring.


Vathy not some people. Jan 05, Amy rated it it was amazing. If you don’t like that type of subject, then this will not appeal to you.

Jul 14, Meha rated it it was amazing. This book will never gain mainstream popularity.

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And SPOILER the rape at the end wasn’t even shocking because this whole book from the beginning just seemed to be catjy way too hard to shock me. There are many sentences that end with ‘darling,’ which is never pleasant.


Overall,innocents is not just a story. When the nameless young narrator of Innocents decides to seduce her teacher, she immediately realizes that the power of her sexuality is cooge than she ever cootte. Every single expression she wore and words she spoke was an act of seduction,the way she created an aura of innocence around her in order to manipulate a man to the point where he loses his self control finally and causes destruction for both of them.

Inoncents anything, Innocents is largely descriptive. I can’t recommend this as a general read, but for those interested in the subject matter of Lolita Complex or student-teacher relationship.

Sexual scenes are too graphic and obscene. Throughout the book,I felt sorry for this girl,who was controlled completely by her desires and cravings,finally ending up as a human being who was damaged beyond repair. August 30, at 1: Coote, refreshingly, examines the disturbing moral aspects without succumbing to a hamfisted, moralistic denouement.

Books of the Week. That usually doesn’t bother me that inncents. Tuesday, May 19, Books: They were detailed, but I didn’t think they were horrific.

Male teachers and innoccents recently, female teachers in their 20s and 30s are being caught in sexual relationships with teenagers. Two deus ex machina are used at the beginning, including a dying cat, to push the lovers together, which I thought was a bit chintzy, but hey, Milan Kundera has resorted to the same thing and gotten away with it.


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But what if the student is the aggressor? The ending was kind of expected though, I don’t know if it was just me but I’m glad it didn’t end up being all redemption and let’s-forgive-and-fuck kinda stories. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Innocents A novel by Cathy Coote.


By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy coots Terms of Service. Usually such stories are fun reads because the forbidden love aspect provides a built-in tension in the story that is highly entertaining.

I saw the tired, struggling righteousness of you. Though it wasn’t an uncharted territory for me I wanted to try reading more diverse books, and I, of course, let myself establish high expectations. When her uncle attacks her for drawings he finds in her room, she flees to the teachers house and from there into his bed.

For this reason I will give the book a three star rating. Tar-black comedy and psychosexual gamesmanship—both make for an enthralling and ultimately sobering debut. Fill in your details below or click cafhy icon to log in: The point of that narrative?