In the Cut

In the Cut

by Susanna Moore
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In the Cut by Susanna Moore

Frannie Thorstin is a divorced English professor, living in a two room New York apartment. She spends much of her time alone, working on a book about dialects and idiomatic language. One evening at a bar, Frannie stumbles upon a man and a woman engaged in a sexual act. A week later a detective shows up at her door. The woman’s body has been discovered in the park across the street. What follows is a chilling tale of lust and murder as Frannie finds herself drawn to the detective. In the Cut is a masterpiece of literary suspense and sexual exploration.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307387196
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/14/2007
Series: Vintage Contemporaries Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 307,081
Product dimensions: 5.17(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.52(d)

About the Author

Susanna Moore is the author of the novels The Big Girls, One Last Look, In the Cut, Sleeping Beauties, The Whiteness of Bones, My Old Sweetheart, and a book of nonfiction, I Myself Have Seen It. She lives in New York City.

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In the Cut 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Donnaalto More than 1 year ago
This has become one of my go to books that I will pick up and read anytime. Susanna Moore's style quickly hooks the reader and leads you deeper into the story. This is not a comfortable book to read, but it engages and intrigues, and isn't that what the best literature does?
Guest More than 1 year ago
Do not listen to any of the negative or prudish reviews about this book, please. I picked it up years ago in a London airport and have been whole-heartedly raving about it to everyone since. The movie doesn't really do it justice, but I believe that's only because the book is so surreal and intangible. I wont gush--go get it. Now!
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... but the ending made it irrelevant. And depressing.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This psychological, gritty, raw, yet beautifully written story is one of the best I've ever read. There are honest characters; there is suspense; there is realism and beauty and language play. Susanna Moore has created something truly unique here. I've reread the book a few times and will read it again.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I saw the movie for this book before I decided to read it. I picked up the book from the library honestly and solely because I thought to myself 'The book *has* to be better than the movie, it just has to be.' The only thing better about it is the ending, which is different from the movie. There is no character developement, and there really isn't any background information or introduction to any of the characters, either. Also...the characters aren't even likeable. The detective makes my stomach turn and I had a hard time feeling sympathy for the main character. The book is slow, the climax lasting about 5 or so pages. It seems too rushed, everything important being smashed into the last 40 pages of the book. I gave it two stars only because something (and I dont know what), kept me reading it. I read it in two days, in two periods of time. I liked the last page of the book, the last two sentences, and thats about it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Not for the puritans among us, or for others who haven't yet grown up. This is a beautifully written, honest, evocative and disturbing psychological thriller. The language is spare yet powerful. The images are gritty, and the writer draws the reader so well into the psyche of the narrator that the last half dozen pages are almost unbearable to read. The ending--an utter knockout--is the kind that readers hunger for: surprising yet, upon reflection, the only one conceivable. It will remain in the reader's own psyche long after he or she has finished the book. This is the kind of novel--stark yet honest in its explicit depiction of sex and violence--that one wishes more writers would have the courage to tackle, and publishers, the integrity and wisdom to publish. A great page-turner! Note: The just released Jane Campion film changes the ending. To 'experience' the ending as the writer envisioned it, you must read the book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
IN THE CUT is a tale of obsession and depravity and the mood is somber throughout a fast-paced story. The book is well-written but it left me feeling mildly depressed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This truly must be the WORST book I have ever read. I barely, and I mean barely made my way through it. Fortunately there was so little substance and such big print that I managed it in 2 days. The main character left me wondering what I could possibly find likeable about her and the plot seemed like something that any 14 year old could easily come up with. There was no real character development. And when I finally got to the 'climax' at the end of the book, I put the book down, and found myself wondering what I should fix for lunch to get rid of the bad taste the book left. If you enjoy thinking- don't bother with this one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! It was poetic, especially the lyrical, violent ending, sexy in a disturbing fashion, and thought provoking as the main character stumbles with determination through her educated but senseless actions. I keep looking for more books like this, by her! Please, write more in this style!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago

At times this book would be draggie and confusing. Susanna Moore is very detailed in her writing during the high points. One thing that borthered me was that when you got into what she was saying about a certain scenes she would jump to something else confusing me. To add I wasn't a big fan of the ending but may be that is because I am a hopeless romantic or I just needed solid proof that something had happend be it negative or positive.