Buy a cheap copy of Innocents book by Cathy Coote. Written when Cathy Coote was nineteen, Innocents is a taut, wickedly clever descent into the anatomy of. Innocents – Cathy Coote. by 1girl2manybooks on August 29, When I was 16, I went to the local horse races for a big meeting. My best friend in high school . All about Innocents by Cathy Coote. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers.

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This teasing leads up to a disturbing climax view spoiler [anal rape hide spoiler ] that left me disgusted. But damn if I didn’t fall to the ground hard and face first.

I’m not some people. That was interesting for me. There are many sentences that end wit Innocents is basically the story of a 16 year girl who seduces her teacher. He replaces her incessant need to draw sexual violence yeah… that was a really weak plot point for meand since she no longer has to worry about hovering over her sketchpad at all hours of the day and night, she, in turn, focuses all of her strength and cunning on making him putty in her hands by intentionally playing up her youth and sexuality.

Her novel Innocents was originally published in Australia, in Sexual scenes are too graphic and obscene. What doesn’t work here, but maybe could in a different setting, with more thought, etc, is the Lolita who knows it all and orchestrates it, the Lolita that is equal parts Lolita and Humbert – she plays the famous “Lolita” knowingly, says so herself, and instead of it coming off as scary or chilling, it just comes across as wank. Good read and very interesting.



Nov 05, Crystal rated it liked it. I Agree This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and if not signed in for advertising. What was most disturbing for me was the complete role reversal and the cath that it’s the student doing the seducing and the teacher who appears to be naive and immature. The dialogue in this novel is awful, often reading like a pornographic film.

I especially liked her watching her lover and feigning joy as they return to their day to day routines, all the while thinking of trapping his best friend in her web when she becomes bored. The narrator is writing her “truth” to her former lover. I would deeply appreciate it if Innocentts wrote a sequel to this so coots could know what happened with that. Dirty sketchbooks aren’t enough to convince me, I’m afraid. I think he was again, quite embarrassed by that!

It’s written in her point of view, its a clote from her to him and she goes over how she played him every step of the way, not used, but used her body and her moves and how she planned and acted almost every part of what she was doing, just to see him clamor all over her.

The characters annoyed me cahy the plot was non-existent. When her uncle attacks her for drawings he finds in her room, she flees to the teachers house and from there into his bed.

Her claim cooote its depravity and abnormality felt even more overdramatic and pathetic than the scenes of her nausea that followed. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.


Frankly, this book should never have been published. Sep coohe, Ashley Scott rated it liked it Shelves: Instead of the student being all virginal, it was the teacher.

I also think the style of writing is good, and the letter form in retrospective made this novel even more intriguing csthy the reader’s knowledge and point of view are very limited. Ninocents couldn’t put it down.

But it felt like it all got so boring after that. After all the effort it took to acquire it, hoping catjy would be similar to The Virgin Suicides, and knowing it was meant to be a perverted take on the student-teacher relationship, I was horribly bored and disappointed. This is a story and it is a game. Posted by Red at Be the first to discover new talent! Though it wasn’t an uncharted territory for me I wanted to try reading more diverse books, and I, of course, let myself establish high expectations.

This book focuses on an age-gap relationship, and coming from such a thing, I was inspired to take on literature regarding this subject matter.

Jul 14, Meha rated it it was amazing. Thus, under that consenting age, a clerk or a banker or anyone other than a teacher would be on ethical ground.

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