Stimulating Reads for Valentine’s Day


So this will be one of those Valentine Days that I loathed when I was young and single. No great sex. No great romance. Not even a thought of great love. So what does a hopeless romantic do?

Read a racy book or two…or three.

Fifty Shades of Grey notwithstanding, I thought I would pass along a book that I’m about to reread as well as 2 more from the same author…Nicholas Baker.

Lately it seems I’m drawn to men with a little paunch, a beard and huge passion. In fact, that could be my next relationship trinity.  (Guy Garvey anyone?)

I won’t spoil the ending, but these 3 books are all erotic as well as thought-provoking and sometimes humorous.   I would dearly love to discuss any of them on a moonlit night with an intelligent man….beard optional.

 

vox

Baker has written a novel that remaps the territory of sex–solitary and telephonic, lyrical and profane, comfortable and dangerous. Written in the form of a phone conversation between two strangers, Vox is an erotic classic that places the author in the first rank of America’s major writers. Reading tour.

houseofholes

Shandee finds a friendly arm at a granite quarry. Ned drops down a hole in a golf course. So begins Nicholson Baker’s fuse-blowing sexual escapade—a modern-day Hieronymus Boschian bacchanal set in a pleasure resort where normal rules don’t apply. House of Holes, one of the most talked-about books in recent memory, is a gleefully provocative novel sure to surprise, amuse, and arouse.
the fermata
The Fermata is a 1994 novel by Nicholson Baker. It is about a man named Arno Strine who can stop time, and uses this ability to embark on a series of sexual adventures
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4 responses to “Stimulating Reads for Valentine’s Day

  1. I am wonderful. Hope you are as well. Tis a new year, sales are up, and I get to go see Roger Clyne, Poi Dog Pondering, and Chris Webb in concert this month. Keep waiting for the good fortune bill to arrive but so far so good.

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