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Speaking of lust : stories of forbidden desire
Block, Lawrence.
Publication Information:
Nashville, Tenn. : Cumberland House, [2001]

Physical Description:
368 pages ; 25 cm.
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PS648.E7 S64 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
PS648.E7 S64 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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This first volume in the Seven Deadly Sins Series, Speaking of Lust is a collection of outstanding short stories on that exceedingly deadly sin we call lust. In addition to being the title of this anthology, Speaking of Lust"" is also the title of Lawrence Block's original novella that leads off this unique collection. ""

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Booklist Review

This first in a series of short-fiction collections based on the seven deadly sins brings together 18 titillating tales (including editor Block's title novella) that are outrageous, explicit, gory, and just plain fun. The first tale, "Crack," by James W. Hall, about one man's destructive obsession with a teenage neighbor, sets the tone for those that follow. Such well-known authors as James Crumley, Joyce Carole Oates, Joan Hess, and Clive Barker are among the contributors, and the wide range of styles brings a fascinating variety to a collection that, given the common theme, might otherwise have suffered from repetitiveness. In bringing together everyday men and women who encounter lust in extraordinary circumstances, the authors mix realism and mystery with eroticism in a beguiling manner that suggests soft-porn episodes of The Twilight Zone. All but the most sheltered readers will waiting eagerly to sample the other six sins. --Mary Frances Wilkens

Publisher's Weekly Review

Kicking off Cumberland's Seven Deadly Sins series is Speaking of Lust: Stories of Forbidden Desire, edited by Lawrence Block (Hit Man), with 19 racy and bone-chilling stories. Joyce Carol Oates imagines a conversation between a man accused of rape and his public defender. Block presents a novella in which four professionals in the off-hours share stories of lust gone awry. Ed Gorman and Clive Barker also contribute. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved