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Fear of Flying: A Novel Hardcover – Deckle Edge, October 8, 2013
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For all of its class-bound preoccupations and the cramped horizons of its political vision, Fear of Flying does remain an important document, of both the literature and the emerging gender protest of its age. Its greatest triumph is the depiction of a female psyche battling the forces of loneliness while still yearning for pleasure. It’s a brilliant portrayal of how differently women experience existentialism, romance, and solitude. —Natasha Vargas-Cooper
“The first true loss of intimacy, security, and love in a woman's life typically brings her face to face with the terror of being alone: She must endure the insane pounding heart and not go mad. This is what Erica Jong's classic novel Fear of Flying is really all about: being snipped from the emotional strings that tie you to a man, going into free fall, and, perhaps, learning to fly.” ―BookForum
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“Belongs to and hilariously extends the tradition of Catcher in the Rye and Portnoy's Complaint.... [F]earless and fresh, tender and exact...” ―John Updike
“The boundary-breaking novel that redefined sexuality.” ―O magazine
“The book that started it all by the woman who started it all.” ―Naomi Wolf
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This being said, the book is quite readable and there are some nice anecdotes that I underlined.
But overall I wasn't impressed with neither the characters nor the events nor any psychoanalysis that was seeped in.
Sir Princess Petra (Pen Pieyu Adventures)