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also know as "Carol"

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great book about the relationship between two lesbians in the 50's, the decade this book was released. it deals with the lesbian relationship in a way people were not ready for in that time: the lesbianism is taken as a non-wrong thing. the lesbian couple is the victim of the society’s discrimination in this tale - not the society is the victim of the lesbian depravedness, as it would be expected from a 50's lesbian description. this is something I liked a lot in this book. but the thing I liked the most is the style patricia h. writes. she describes the ambiences were the story takes place in a very detailed way - but not so detailed enough to make the reading boring. you can easily view the beautiful frames of the northern US rural zones and the colorado hills, places the lesbian girls pass in their trip to run away from the NY society, where they are seen as something to be avoided. these girls have sex many times during this trip that takes almost all the story, but this tale is not a porn entertainment. the way patricia describes their sex is not a pervert way (lol), she omits the details. so the text is more like a “stilished” tale about a forbidden love and a in-change society. I read this was the first lesbian relationship story with a happy ending, but after reading it I don't know if that was really a "happy" ending. even so, it was an ending that could happen in the real world. that's a great book and I recommend for anyone.
Added by bookworm fellow
10 years ago on 26 December 2007 02:08

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