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Product Details

  • Series: Five-Minute
  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Running Press (September 2, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0762415606
  • ISBN-13: 978-1442641303
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.4 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #508,540 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Carol Queen is a writer and educator with a doctorate in sexology. She is a former columnist for Playboy and the author of three previous books and editor of seven more, including Five Minute Erotica. She is an owner of Good Vibrations, a women-owned sex toy and book emporium, and she lives in San Francisco, California, where she also directs the center for sex and culture. Visit her at www.carolqueen.com.

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A good collection of short sexy iterludes.
Paul R. Mcclenon
The general idea of "sexy" in this book is using the 'c word' in a poorly constructed sentence or in a midst of purple prose or in a formulaic bland scene.
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On a whole the book was a really good read and there were no stories that left me feeling disappointed.
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Sir Charles Panther VINE VOICE on November 2, 2007
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You always know where a smut story is going to end up; you just don't necessarily know the path it will take. So, when you're promised a story will get you there in five minutes, there is no time, no time whatsoever, for anything but moving directly to the wham-bam. So, don't expect too much in the way of character development, backstory, motivation or setting. There is no time for intrigue, seduction, or suspense, no time at all for denouement and deeply meaningful epilogue. You won't even get clothing descriptions, unless it's a reference to something that's being removed. What do you expect in five minutes, after all?

This book delivered completely.

It works, and works rather well. This stuff is short and sweet, and you know what you're getting up front. The book reads fast, and you can wolf this whole thing down in less than an hour if you really get into it. Some stories here were achingly predictable and equally trite, but there were no bad stories, no turn-offs, nothing unsavory or offensive. This is outstanding bedtime reading, whether you're having one or five.

Carol Queen's intro specifically says the stories are aimed at hetero women. I did not get that vibe from reading the stories. The author representation is 66% female. Interestingly, there are a number of stories by both male and female authors writing to the other gender's point of view; and they worked, for the most part.

You've got 35 stories in 121 pages. For the smut-nerds out there, that's 3.45714 pages per story, with the longest story coming in at a whopping five pages and the shortest being Cecilia Tan's unfortunately introductory, numbing, strangely non-erotic, one-sentence one-pager writing exercise on seduction.
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20 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Allison Hobbs, Author of Insatiable & Pandora's Box on July 27, 2005
Format: Paperback
Five-Minute Erotica is a book of 35 short stories. As are the stories, the cover is tasteful and quite sensual. I particularly enjoyed DEAR MARLA by Gretchen Christian, a story of a man whos sends an email to the love of his life, which graphically details the pleasure he derives in pleasuring her orally. Mmmm. Get the book and I'm sure you'll agree.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By naturopathicnd on January 14, 2007
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This is good, it isn't overly racy...it is a little conservative and on the tame side, but also very polished and sophisticated.

I think that experienced readers of erotic romance novels would not be satisfied with this collection as the stories are three to four pages each and therefore don't build to a suspenseful crescendo. For readers searching for a tasteful introduction to erotica, this has some beautiful work and there is something for everyone and every age between it's pages.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Andrea Bales on March 21, 2007
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A very enjoyable book with bite size stories that don't waffle about with excess padding. The storyline is established and cuts to the action very quickly. It is a collection of erotic stories by different writers so each has a different style and feel about it. That is not a bad thing and on the whole most of the stories are excellent. The odd one, perhaps leaves you feeling a bit short, you feel they could have taken the bit in their teeth (or something else) and taken the story on a bit further, but on the whole it is very good. I found that it was a good book to open for a few minutes read to perk you up for the day. I particularly liked THE BOUNTY OF SUMMER by Carol Queen, that was very erotic story. I would highly recommend the book. Another book I would recommend that you have a look at, which has perhaps a stronger sexual content, is 100 PERCENT EROTICA by Suzie Van Aartman. This book could well become a classic in my opinion.100 Percent Erotica
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10 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 13, 2004
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This is a wonderful book. I like books about sex but I dont't like to read long novels. That's why I like this book. You can get to the point and really fast. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes to read erotica.
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