In Defence of Smut

I have not read this book, and probably won’t since I’m not a fan of erotic reading, but I think anyone, male or female, has the right to both write and read whatever they feel connected to and to not be made to feel bad for it.

MISS W

As some of you know, I work in the book industry. I am surrounded by the latest books on the market, often proofs before they are published. Back around January/February time, I got my hands on a white proof with a provocative black slit on the cover. The spine said simply Maestra. My boss put it on my desk and said, “It’s shit, you can have it if you like.”

I shrugged and read the back of the proof. “A world that drips with wealth. A dangerous conspiracy that opens doors. A woman who knows exactly what she wants-and how to get it. Shockingly original and darkly decadent, Maestra is like nothing else you’ve ever read…”

Don’t tell me you’re not intrigued. I was.

The advance information said that rights to the book had already  been sold in 30 territories, and that Columbia Pictures had acquired the film rights…

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