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And along comes Wicked: Sexy Tales of Legendary Lovers. Editor Mitzi Szereto has pulled together an eclectic mix of stories inspired by the not-so-true lives of some of history's sexiest symbols.
While not everyone will be inclined to read erotica, for those who are willing there's something for every taste in this anthology. Stories run the gamut from humour ("Elvis, Axl, and Me") to graphic ("The Ballad of Scott and Zelda").
Writing styles--and talents--also vary, but that tends to be true of most multi-author anthologies. Overall, however, I found several literary quality stories within these pages. "Eva Braun's Last Tragic Abortion" stands out as one of the most compelling pieces.
Szereto understands that there's more to erotica than sex. Without a cohesive plot and compelling characters, you're left with base [...]. If you don't already know the difference, you need to read this book.
Wicked Sexy Tales Of Legendary Lovers
Reviewer: Shelly Waxman for Bookpleasures.com
The title is intriguing, although slightly misleading. This book is a compilation of short stories. They are not about the actual sex lives of the famous. They are fictional versions of how those, such as: Lincoln (who fears that the Whitehouse guards will see them, which is something that Mary Lincoln greatly enjoys), Freud, God, etc., might have enjoyed sex, or, if you will, graphic sex or as the publishers call it-erotica.
The stories are very well written, inventive and better than most in this genre. To me, it's all about sex acts or what should be called pornography, which is defined by its prurient appeal. If it doesn't appeal to such interests, it fails. I am an old fart, so my bias about this book should be taken in that light.
The problem with this book, I suggest, is that all the stories are based on one theme-the famous having sex. Short story mystery anthologies are similar in this respect but the differing plot lines make each story different. The prurience (if that's a word) gets old pretty fast.
There are only so many ways that sex acts can be performed or described-Karma Sutra and all that. So, it gets boring and by the middle of the book the prurience disappears and it becomes just a lot of wrestling and contorting.
I applaud the editor for getting a bunch of good writers together to write the stories. And I appreciate the inventive idea. Those alone make it worth a read.
Wicked: Sexy Tales of Legendary Lovers covers a broad time-scale and a wide range of historical legends. Imagining each of these personalities as a sexual creature provides an insight into their lives that is seldom considered. This title takes pride of place on my bookshelf and I would recommend it to anyone looking for an exciting, entertaining and erotic read.