Penny Pieces (Nexus)
10 journalers for this copy...
Edit, January 13, 2009: A collection of short stories of really bad english girls living out their fantasies... I liked Chloe Chapman,
Released 10 yrs ago (5/20/2009 UTC) at
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This book is now off to Athens. Enjoy!
Link to the spiral's journal.
Granted, though, the narrative voices are in character and the quality of the writing is unvaryingly meticuous with attention to detail. Also, the various first-person narrative voices have the uncanny ability to report concurrently on what's going on in their mind, as well as with their body. That kind of multilayering places the "Penny Birch" pieces a cut above other writers of erotica/smut.
I guess "Penny Birch" is to be commended for being prolific, for "her" ability to churn out story after story. The theme & plot, though, are by now predictably uniform.
I may be constant & predictable in my personal life (aren't most of us?) but in my reading, I prefer variety.
Because of the repetitive theme (girls getting spanked just for the sake of it, and all sorts of additional unmerited humiliations) I'm finding it hard to keep up with all the female characters; by now it's not easy to distinguish who's who, who's where, etc. I've already read about "Chloe" in another Penny Birch book, but which one that, who was she, and what was done to her, or how? Truly, I can't remember. All these women fade into one another so easily. Is "Chloe" any different from "Penny" or "Natasha" or "Amber", and so on?
Back to the 'ick' factor. I didn't care so much for all the mucking about in the previous books. Here's a story (the one with Mrs. B.S.) I managed to read without flinching, one that I found 'fun' as well as 'funny'. But to be truthful, there's nothing new or original about it - comparing it to the previous stories by Penny Birch. So, the question is, did this story stand out in my mind because Mrs. B. S. is a 'new' character, one I haven't read about already in the previous "Penny Birch" books, and I was excited to be reading about a 'fresh' face/character? Or am I beginning to not mind the 'icky' scenes anymore?
This will travel on soon.
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Travelling on its way through the spiral
Like the others I felt there is always the same thing going on and it just gets tiring after a while. I don´t think I will ever become Penny´s biggest fan!!
Due to a very busy week ahead, I´m not able to mail the book to the next reader until on Nov. 20th, sorry about that!!
Off to JennyC1230 now! enjoy:)
I finished this book up and it was a hot read, although some of the stories were not my style. I gave it a 5 as i expected a little bit more. I have the next person's address, and will be sending it to her tomorrow. Thanks for sharing. Going to be starting the next book as soon as I can!
Finally sending this book off to the next participate, I am still reading the other book. Sorry it took me so long! Enjoy!!