It takes a lot for me to abandon a book. I will struggle through as much as possible and try to get to the end, just in case it improves along the way.
I managed to get half way through Sexing The Cherry by Jeanette Winterson and then I was just too disgusted to read anymore.
This book is really degrading to men. This book includes graphic descriptions of necrophilia after two men are brutally murdered and also forced bestiality. I was really upset and disgusted by this book.
It gives the impression that Jeanette Winterson has a real dislike of men. Does she really hate them that much, that she has to make them such pitiful creatures. I could see no reason why these scenes were included and how they benefitted the story.
I could not see how this book made the '1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die' list.
I know a lot of people have really enjoyed this book, but I found it very confusing and I felt lost within it. Perhaps my attention was drawn more to these degrading scenes and other people were clever and skimmed over them. However, for me, it was too much.
I had really hoped to enjoy this book as I did like her most famous book 'Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit'. However, the book flicked between reality and magical realism without marking where one began and the other one ended.
If you have read this book, please can you explain to me why you like it. I hate to be beaten by any book and I hate to dwell on scenes that I found abusive. There is obviously something appealing within the pages of this book, that I appear to have missed.