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Intercourse: Stories by Robert Olen Butler

Intercourse: Stories

by Robert Olen Butler

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not risque or erotic...goes through a series of couples, what they may have been thinking during the act at a particular time. a little difficult to read since written as stream-of-consciousness, because who thinks with perfect grammar and punctuation. i missed many of the sly winks since i'm not up to date with all writers, politicians, entertainers & their personal lives. goes from snort-worthy ridiculous to touchingly beautiful. ( )
  EhEh | Apr 3, 2013 |
Short Stories. As much as I love short stories, this one was written in an annoying style. The stories were written as first person thoughts, clipped from a snapshot of supposed sexual encounters of historical people.The long, single sentence narrative of each person was difficult for me to read and I may have to re-read the book to understand it better. ( )
  pictou | Jan 30, 2009 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0811863573, Hardcover)

A provocative new short-story collection from Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Olen Butler, Intercourse delightfully reveals what goes through a person's mind at a crucial momentduring sex. Smart, provocative, subtle, and erotic, each story is a many faceted gem. Butler dazzles and entertains as he channels the most intimate thoughts of 50 couples,including:
Adam & Eve
Bonnie & Clyde
Pocahontas & John Smith
Richard Milhous Nixon & Pat Nixon
Walt Whitman & Oscar Wilde
Elvis Presley & Holly Singleton (admirer)
Princess Diana & Prince Charles
William Jefferson Clinton & Hillary Diane Rodham
Santa Claus & Ingebirgitta (elf)

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"Adam & Eve; Princess Diana & Prince Charles; Bonnie & Clyde; William Jefferson Clinton & Hillary Diane Rodham; Walt Whitman & Oscar Wilde; Richard Nixon & Pat Nixon; Santa Claus & Ingebirgitta (elf)." "What goes through the mind of a person while having sex? Robert Olen Butler turns to the intimate in his latest collection. He lays bare the most flagrant, personal thoughts and feelings of fifty couples. Erotic, provocative, political and funny, each story illuminates the inner workings of these well-known people and also reveals the delights, deviousness, and distractions of intercourse."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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