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100 Strokes of the Brush Before Bed
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100 Strokes of the Brush Before Bed

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by Melissa P., Melissa Parente (Read by)
 

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Melissa begins her diary a virgin, but a stormy affair at the age of fourteen leads her to regard sex as a means of self-discovery, and for the next two years she plunges into a succession of encounters with various partners, male and female, her age and much older, some met through schoolmates, others through newspaper ads and Internet chat rooms. In graphic

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Melissa begins her diary a virgin, but a stormy affair at the age of fourteen leads her to regard sex as a means of self-discovery, and for the next two years she plunges into a succession of encounters with various partners, male and female, her age and much older, some met through schoolmates, others through newspaper ads and Internet chat rooms. In graphic detail she describes her entry into a Dantesque underworld of eroticism, where she willingly participates in group sex and sadomasochism, as well as casual pickups. Melissa’s secret life is concealed from family and friends, revealed only in her diary entries. Told with disarming candour, Melissa P.’s bittersweet tour of extreme desires is as poignant as it is titillating.

"It is easy to see why it was a massive bestseller in Italy…clever, dark, gothic-style, twenty-first century fairy tale." —The Barcelona Review

"Melissa tells herself no fairy tales—and therein lies the odd, potent purity of these pages." —Publishers Weekly

"A book that has had a wallop of an impact…readers have simply devoured it." —The New York Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781743108406
Publisher:
Bolinda Audio
Publication date:
02/28/2012
Edition description:
Unabridged, 3 CDs, 3 hrs 35 min
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 6.50(h) x 0.60(d)

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3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It may not be pure erotica but it is still a must read. It is about a teenage girl who 'discovers' herself through sex. Sometimes, she likes to be treated harshly by men who only wants them for sex and sometimes she breaks down, and she eventually realizes that she wants someone who loves her. This book is erotic, but it shows more of her adolescent and emotional side. Just because it's not 100% sex, it doesn't mean it's not a good book!
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I do not understand the great reviews. This book is just bad. I got tired of the whiney 16 yr old Melissa. Even the sexy scenes fell flat. I listened to the audio book and the narrator was terrible! Every character sounded the same, a little crazy tone to their voices. All in all a pretty bad book.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoy reading books about the sex lives of women. This one is interesting, because the girl is so young and because she is Italian. To me it's a little shocking that someone can be so honest about their sex, but in books like this and Abby Lee's Diary of a Sex Fiend, author are willing to reveal absolutely everything. I don't understand it, but I do enjoy reading about it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
But I remember enjoying it. It felt good to be in her shoes going on a wild sexual adventure I will never be able to do in reality. It felt good that she discovered her sexuality after struggling to find pleasure for herself. After reading it one more time months later, its essence still remains, but I could only scoff at the ending. Was the ending supposed to be some surrealist twist? It didn't seem real at all. It was just too pretty and prissy like Cinderella getting swept off her feet by Prince Charming. That was when it diverted from erotica to cheesy romance. I can't spoil the ending, but it was just too good to be true, and it completely threw me off after wishing that she would meet a guy who truly loves her. In reality, that is. But this book is worth the price. This book isn't your average erotica. It's deep without ending up like some story with bubble bath and candles. Wish I could give this book 4 1/2 stars.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I liked the storyline of this one a lot: a young woman discovering her awakening sexuality. Simple plot, and here lyrically presented. 100 Strokes of the Brush is good choice for the erotica reader.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm so glad I happened upon this beautifully written story of a young lady who discovers her sexuality and fully explores it before deciding that it's love she really wants.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm from a different time... this book isn't my normal fare. But Melissa P. tells as compelling a story as J.D. Salinger's Holden Caulfield - and with a better ending.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was a little too disturbing to be the kind of erotica I can enjoy. I actually got into the novel after reading a while, but for me it seemed more like a drama, and kind of sad throughout. I did not find it sensual.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is the diary of a teenager, so it's hard to really view this as erotica. Unlike most girls, the main character wants sex and lots of it before she falls in love; she discovers that sex is pretty easy to find.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was expecting something extremly exotic, so I started reading it when it got to me. After the first three pages I was bored out of my mind. the french original is probably beter because alot is lost in the translation. I would not recomend this book to those who know what erotica is because you will be just as disapointed.