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Life and Loves of a She Devil
     

Life and Loves of a She Devil

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by Fay Weldon, Pantheon (Other)
 

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This is not a book for everyone, but its admirers are vigorously enthusiastic. For example:
Rhoda Koenig in New York Magazine, who calls it ". . . a novel of blazingly hot revenge, one that amply illustrates the saying about heaven having no rage like love turned to hate, nor hell a fury like a woman scorned."
Or Rosalyn Drexler, who said on

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This is not a book for everyone, but its admirers are vigorously enthusiastic. For example:
Rhoda Koenig in New York Magazine, who calls it ". . . a novel of blazingly hot revenge, one that amply illustrates the saying about heaven having no rage like love turned to hate, nor hell a fury like a woman scorned."
Or Rosalyn Drexler, who said on the front page of The New York Times Book Review, "It affords a scintillating, mindboggling, vicarious thrill for any reader who has ever fantasized dishing out retribution for one wrong or another."
Or Carol E. Rinzler, who wrote on The Washington Post Book World's front page, ". . . what makes this a powerfully funny and oddly powerful book is the energy of the language and of the intellect that conceived it, an energy that vibrates off the pages and that makes SHE-DEVIL as exceptional a book in the remembering as in the reading . . . . a small, mad masterpiece."

Editorial Reviews

Chicago Tribune
'Fantastic...a carefully worked-out fable, satiric and finally bitter...Just about everyone in this novel is selfish and horrid, but Weldon tells her story with infectious, wicked glee. Just 'how' Ruth manages her revenge on Bobbo, Mary Fisher and the brats is what makes this malicious parable so palatable. And it's very funny.
Rhoda Koenig
...a novel of blazingly hot revenge, one that amply illustrates the theory about Heaven having no rage like love turned to hate, nor hell no fury like a woman scorned. -- New York Magazine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345323750
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/28/1985
Edition description:
REP/MVE TI
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
344,508
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.60(d)

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Carol Ringler
... what makes this a powerfully funny and awfully powerful book is the energy of the language and the intellect that conceives it, an energy that vibrates off the page as it makes She-Devil an exceptional a book in the remembering as in the reading....a masterpiece.

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Life and Loves of a She Devil 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
pinkcupcake More than 1 year ago
I could not put this down. Warning this is nothing like the movie they made from this book (She-Devil). It is much much darker and sinister. I finished the book not believing the depths this woman went through for revenge. Highly recommended for a quick read.
HBKiki More than 1 year ago
Wow would have bought this book if I hadn't read the review that spoiled the ending!
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Iread about half the bok and just wasnt intersted in finising it. For me it mooves way too slow. Bored me
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The book is about a woman who lives a 'good life'. She is rich, has a lot of men and a big house. She has also a man, who has already a wife and two children. The wife of the man cannot see her man being with another woman and she starts to fulfil her plans. At the end the rich and famous woman dies of cancer and the other one lives in the house of her predecessor.