Deep Purple: A Novel

by Mayra Montero | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0060938218 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Xeyra of Seixal, Setúbal Portugal on 9/12/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by Xeyra from Seixal, Setúbal Portugal on Tuesday, September 12, 2006
For the distinguished critic Agustín Cabán, music is indispensable to sexual emotion. Forced to retire from his San Juan newspaper, Agustín is writing his memoirs, which describe his long career seducing the women and men who were among the most brilliant classical musicians in the world.The Australian pianist Clint Verret offered a passionate and tender interlude. Clarissa Berdsley, the French horn player, was submissive and playful. The flamboyant violinist Manuela Suggia turned out to be a vengeful and demonic lover.

In Deep Purple, Mayra Montero explores the relationship between sexual desire and music. For Agustín Cabán ultimately finds, in that deep and mysterious place that is the core of human sexuality, nothing less than the meaning of life.

Journal Entry 2 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Friday, May 11, 2007
received in the mail today. I got this in the NF swap

Journal Entry 3 by HoserLauren at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Saturday, April 20, 2013
Agustin Caban is a music critic that's retiring from the newspaper where he writes reviews about the local orchestra. His old boss convinces him to write a memoir of the musicians he has met and, consequently, slept with. Caban examines those whom he has had sexual trysts, both male and female, with and compares them to the instruments they have mastered.

The substance in this book is lacking. It seems that the author wished to write an erotic book and this was the best idea she could come up with to excuse her pornographic writing. It would be interesting to explore the commonalities between a person and the instruments they play but I was disappointed by the way it was done here. Caban is a married man, yet he's writing a book on his affairs? I'm sure his wife would enjoy that.

I think the only thing I can say is that this is written better than a standard erotica novel usually is.

Journal Entry 4 by wingAceofHeartswing at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Sunday, April 21, 2013
This book is back with me:)

Journal Entry 5 by HoserLauren at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Sunday, December 15, 2013
My mom, AceofHearts, passed away from breast cancer on September 17, 2013. Aside from being one of the best people I know, she was an avid reader and took immense pleasure in Bookcrossing, her book club, and reading many great books. Unfortunately she didn't get around to reading this book.

I will be releasing this in my mom's memory.

Journal Entry 6 by HoserLauren at Second Cup - Lakeshore at Navy in Oakville, Ontario Canada on Monday, August 04, 2014

Released 4 yrs ago (8/4/2014 UTC) at Second Cup - Lakeshore at Navy in Oakville, Ontario Canada

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

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