Customer Reviews for


Average Rating 3.5
( 3 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 3 Customer Reviews
Page 1 of 1
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2005

    Great Moments Interrupted with Boredom

    This book takes you inside the minds of two lovers, Kay and Ben, during an afternoon sexual act. While there was great prose, overall it was an essay of boredom. Ben states that he loves Kay but can't leave Vanessa, even though he no longer loves her, then we discover him yearning for Vanessa when he finally is available to be with Kay. This man needs more than a clue. Kay is a doormat for Ben, rarely saying no to his advances, even at the last moment when she realizes that he is flat and empty. I'm glad this book wasn't longer than 116 pages; it definitely wasn't rapture to read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2002

    REVEALING! Finally, I understand!

    This is my first Susan Minot book, and I picked it up during a 'browse' through the book store. I had no idea what a refreshing and revealing treat I was in for! Susan finally shows us what's really going on between men and women; what they're thinking, feeling and how they're relating - while they're 'relating'! This is an eye-opener, and a quick, wonderful read. I can't wait to read her other books!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2002

    Been there...done that!

    While Minot's account of this couple's afternoon together was written well, going from one's thoughts to the other's: 'he thought', 'she thought', there was no surprise revelations. For any of us who have had a bad relationship, there was no new news here, and reinforced the fact that we'll probably hit that downward spiral effect eventually. It was just a little too depressing for me. I understand how this sex act added to the symbolism of one partner's willingness to be somewhat subservient to the other in order to keep the relationship going, while the other was looking down at the situation from above. But, I'm wondering if Ms. Minot may have used the book's setting to entice the 'closet erotic' just to buy the book.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 3 Customer Reviews
Page 1 of 1