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Amatore's Restaurant: Themes of Seduction Paperback – June 29, 2014
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About the Author
Living in the peace and quiet of Southern Brittany, James Sillwood readily acknowledges that the surroundings at his cottage inspire an atmosphere conducive to writing. After an itinerant early life, James has now settled in France and divides his time between writing and music. As an accomplished musician he plays regularly as a soloist and with a Latin jazz group. And it is here at his secluded home in Brittany that the novels, Amatore's Restaurant and West Quarry Farm, have been completed. When taking a break from performing and writing, James takes a keen interest in Breton culture and local history. He enjoys trying out regional recipes, visiting local markets and exploring the surrounding countryside.
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My favorite piece was the chapter titled ‘Bodywork’. As I read the chapter which revolved around ‘Jane’ and a ‘mechanic’ that she encounters I found myself wanting to find out more about these characters. Actually there were several chapters that made me feel that way. So many times I found myself saying ‘wow, this chapter could’ve been made into its own book/short story and I think that says a lot for this author. Mr. Sillwood clearly has a lot of talent as well as a very vivid imagination! Well done!
Satisfying erotica can be a highly personal matter: one person's oyster is another's beef tartare. Amatore's Restaurant aims to please all of its patrons with selections running the gamut from fem-dom, cuckolding, voyeurism, school-girl, mild bondage, f/f, and more (minus m/m). Just as with most fine establishments, you will find something that appeals to you here.
Unlike the plethora of garish fiction currently available that's labeled erotica, however, Amatore's Restaurant provides a well-fleshed narrative frame--a theatre group's end of season dinner--from which personal recollections of feverish, arousing, and sometimes bewildering encounters spin off. Additionally, the intriguing character development and occasionally exotic settings assure you that you are in the hands of a skilled author. Well done.
On another note, the way the book is written, the author could ask for way more money than he is charging for it. I'd pay a pretty penny for this book.
First off let me say this, Amatore's Restaurant has some truly beautiful language. The descriptions are very well written. I am giving this novel 4 stars because the story lines, characters and back ground were brilliant. However it did take some time to get used to the writing style. The story is in third person, but the characters thoughts are all first person and well.... here's an example:
The traffic was clear until she reached the Watford by-pass.
When she agreed to watch their place, Jake and Ashley definitely
said they would be back in time for the dinner on Wednesday. Why
does this always happen? Why, whenever I do someone a favour, do
they always take advantage? If it wasn't for Duke and Fizz, I'd refuse.
Of course, Jake knows I wouldn't neglect the dogs. What a hassle!
I also wasn't a fan of the cover art.
So those were my only complaints, after I got over the unusual writing style choice the storylines sucked me in and didn't let go.
This is a very erotic novel, so if you don't like erotica you need to skip this, because there is sex and it is hot.
The story starts with a powerful female who knows what she wants and goes out and gets it. The second chapter has two women lovers, an unfaithful husband and a bit that includes a school girl uniform. Each chapter is is the different recollections of past sexual encounters by members of the Recreative Theatre Company as they celebrate at Ristorante Amatore. This is not an erotica about some subservient female doing whatever a man wants. Quite the reverse. There are many sexual encounters with many characters.
The author writes about these characters and the places they live and visit as if these are real people and real places. This is a very sensual novel, read it with someone that already makes you think naughty thoughts to make the experience extra spicy.
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