She has chosen to devote her life to the education of year-old boys, ostensibly teaching English. In reality, however, the only education Celeste cares about is carnal. Because she is beautiful and not unintelligent, selecting her prey with care requirements include disengaged parents and an unwillingness to boast , she easily seduces a boy named Jack. They proceed to have sex constantly — in the classroom, his house, her car.
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She has chosen to devote her life to the education of year-old boys, ostensibly teaching English. In reality, however, the only education Celeste cares about is carnal. Because she is beautiful and not unintelligent, selecting her prey with care requirements include disengaged parents and an unwillingness to boast , she easily seduces a boy named Jack. They proceed to have sex constantly — in the classroom, his house, her car. Eventually the secret comes out, and predictable consequences ensue.
What comes in between is sex, lots of it, explicit and raw, a pornographic parody of the teacher in loco parentis "I rinsed and patted him dry before I started giving him his very first rim job". She is insatiable and indefatigable. The reader may not be so lucky.
Tampa resembles Lolita superficially at best: both are about compulsive paedophiles, but the similarity ends there. Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, exhibit number one is what the seraphs, the misinformed, simple, noble-winged seraphs, envied. But Nutting offers nothing to supplement the arid vacuum of obsessive lust in which Celeste is trapped. In order to achieve satire, a writer must also be funny. Lolita and American Psycho target not only the central characters, but the societies whose empty, toxic desires they exemplify.
The comedy of American Psycho is also predicated, for example, on an implicit running gag about what it means to "make a killing" on Wall Street, so that the banality of evil comes to satirical life before us.
Lacking any other saving stylistic or satirical grace, the novel ends up as fixated on sex with children as its protagonist.
Never worry about what others will think of you for reading it Nor does it make you someone who is likely to go out and create a bomb yourself for the sole purpose of hurting people. You can examine a contentious issue, with or without uncomfortable prose, without it being something you feel affiliated with. The actual number of female sex offenders out there is way higher than most people are aware of. Female child sex offenders may be more likely to assault female children, but this issue of young, bored, female teachers, in positions of power, specifically choosing jobs where they can exercise their predatory nature and seek out new victims, happens ALL the time. On top of that female sex offenders receive hugely different sentences, when they get sent down.
Tampa by Alissa Nutting – review
Published by now-defunct Starcherone Books, the original edition currently sells for over two hundred dollars on Amazon. It claims to address double standards like gender-based expectations of females, regarding beauty and the great extent of mischief that women may be forgiven provided they are young and beauteous. The novel centres on a middle-school teacher who has sexual relations with her students. Nutting was inspired by Debra Lafave , a teacher charged with having sex with her under-age students in Nutting went to high school with Lafave; seeing someone she knew on the news raised her awareness of the issue of female predators.