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Anita Shreve * Testimony Book Review

This is definitely the last book I’ll read from Anita Shreve. Tried two more and they stank up to high heaven. This one was slightly better but not by much. Other books:

Body Surfing * Anita Shreve

The Last Time They Met: Anita Shreve

I’ve read this type of story before. Sex tape surfaces at public school and there is an underage girl involved.  The beginning of the novel introduces us to a devastating videotape that involves two boys 18 years old, one boy 19 years old and a very young girl, aged 14. The tape shows them involved in very explicit sexual acts. They are all very clearly drunk. This tape ends up falling into the headmaster’s hands and he scrambles to keep it contained within the Academy’s walls. However, this doesn’t happen and from that point on everything spirals out of control.

Anita Shreve checks each of the character’s motivations and reactions and pieces the story back together into a narrative epic.

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The Last Time They Met: Anita Shreve

This is another crap book by Anita Shreve. Sorry for being so blunt about it but the writing was crappy, the plot line hard to follow and the ending was messy.

“The weight of his losses finally too much to bear.

But not before he has known the unforgiving light of the equator, a love that exists only in his imagination, and the enduring struggle to capture in words the infinite possibilities of a life not lived.

I’ve hated her other book too Body Surfing * Anita Shreve but I thought maybe, maybe it was a one-off.

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Body Surfing * Anita Shreve

At the age of twenty-nine, Sydney has already been once divorced and once widowed. Trying to find her footing again, she has answered an advertisement to tutor the teenage daughter of a well-to-do couple as they spend a sultry summer in their oceanfront New Hampshire cottage.

c4a1f78c1bcbb5b46c203d20d6c696eaBut when the Edwards’ two grown sons, Ben and Jeff, arrive at the beach house, Sydney finds herself caught up in a destructive web of old tensions and bitter divisions. As the brothers vie for her affections, the fragile existence Sydney has rebuilt is threatened.