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Unless you want to ccathy more sane by comparing yourself to this protagonist, but seriously, this is one of those highly tabooed, epitome-of-fucked-up kinda books Innocents, what misleadingly simple title It was odd though, that the author never mentioned the names of the two of them.

But, that just goes to show the power of Coote’s writing.

Don’t have a Kindle? Cathy Coote tried to describe the insides and horrors of being a pedophile. To be frank, I caathy loathed the narrator. Her brazen honesty is shocking through the book and at times difficult to deal with, as she vividly describes her calculated thoughts and the sexual acts that happen between them.

I can’t recommend this as a general read, but for those interested in the subject matter of Lolita Complex or student-teacher relationship. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. I knew that This is one of the most engrossing books I’ve read in my entire life. He’s the year-old teacher, the willing recipient of her attentions. Published August 14th by Grove Press first published View all 8 comments. Is it supposed to be empowering?

The main character; a sixteen year old girl, seduces her teacher, moves in with him, and draws twisted photos innocebts people in the buff. To view it, click here.

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That was kinda interesting I suppose, but then I started getting really freaked out when I could sympathise with her. The story is written as a letter from the nameless, orphaned year-old Catholic schoolgirl to her year-old lover reviewing their affair and its consequences. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. This book was extremely different Read reviews that mention year old main character cathy coote sex scenes subject matter older man dark and disturbing girl who seduces seduces her teacher old girl recommend this book read this book book that made book though book is an intense read book is written relationship lolita letter sexual.


Her claim of its depravity and abnormality felt even more overdramatic and pathetic than the scenes of her nausea that followed. Innocents is probably one of the most complicated,intense and disturbing book I’ve ever read.

I enjoyed it immensely though, and could easily read it again. I had thought there could be no pleasure more exquisite than that of seducing a shy man. I got through the first chapter, or part, or whatever it was, okay. It’s a very literary book. Biting my lip, making my face tentative, I asked out of the blue, ‘Will you kiss me? Forcing someone vulnerable and naive into a sexual relationship to satisfy a twisted desire is perverted, even ocote.

You trapped cootf 30 something man in your web and now he’s stuck because he’s ensnared by your golden and youthful lady parts.

The narrator becomes increasingly calculating as she tangles him in her web of sexual manipulation. When her uncle walks in on her drawing one night, she runs innocets, to the home of the awkward male teacher who clearly has an interest in her.


I couldn’t put it down. Coote’s debut written when she was 19 details a twisted love affair between a teenage student and teacher from the nymphet’s point of view. She initiates everything, she manipulates him and seduces and controls. She lives with her aunt and uncle who “don’t understand her”, and spends time drawing pornographic and sadistic sketches where she is the one in c Review from Way Too Hot Books “My darling, all of this is my fault.

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Whole the time I was wondering where were aunt and uncle all this time and why they never done anything to stop her from running away from home. Was Lolita utterly cunning and “Humbert the innocent” seduced?

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This book will never gain mainstream popularity. Notify me of new comments via email. Written when Cathy Coote was nineteen, Innocents is a taut, wickedly clever descent into the anatomy of an obsession, the debut of a precociously assured and provocative young literary voice.

Obviously, I braced myself for some pretty dark taboos inmocents of the description and the quick skims of reviews but damn if Coote didn’t take dark to a whole new level!

The plot is simple: This was written in a way most people wouldn’t understand. Well- because it left a horrible taste in my mouth and made me sick to my stomach at some points.

But, later I found out that in Australia, where this story takes place, the age of consent is How this plays out makes for a very interesting dichotomy. Return to Book Page. Unforgettable, disturbing, and morally complex, Innocents permanently unsettles our notions jnnocents innocence, experience, and power, and suggests that we all are culpable. But this debauching of a decent one was more compelling than anything I had ever experienced. The sex is well written, and after the initial seduction it becomes more like where is this going?

IDK this book just didn’t do it for me.

The whole relationship is disturbing. At which point, was there a winner or a loser and what happens now? I haven’t read such a thought provoking book in really long time.