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No Touching Paperback – January 9, 2010
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The main character mentions cherry pies about 20 times in a 237 page book (I skimmed every single page to count, but I was tired so I am sure I am slightly off), way more often than any other mention of food. There are an additional four or five mentions of cherries not in pies, which means that if they were evenly spaced, you'd get a mention of cherries about every ten pages. Now, it's one thing to have a motif, but the way that this one was implemented was awkwardly inappropriate. The main character seems to have this weird obsession with cherry pies that arguably borders on some kind of sexual fetishism. I'm not kidding. Check out this passage:
"Mom goes to get the cherry pie from the oven. This is the moment I've been waiting for. Homemade cherry pies are the best. The sweet smell grows stronger as Mom brings it out and cuts us each a big piece. I seem to be getting high just from the sight of this treat. As soon as I get my piece, I dig in shamelessly. The cherries taste perfect as the warm juice gushes out. The crust is crispy but blends in softly with the filling. I put one cherry aside to save for later as the ultimate dessert. I'm having ten orgasms at the same time." (page 74-75)
There is no qualification that Tiffany is using such sexual language as a joke, so it seems that she is working herself into a genuine sexual frenzy, here. Now of course this isn't what every mention of cherry pies is like. Most of it is stuff like this, from page 72: "Dinner is delicious as usual. My parents are great cooks. I am very excited about the cherry pie in the oven." (No kidding!Read more ›
Basically, don't get this book. Also read Elizabeth's review as she said basically everything I could say about this book much better than I can.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I wish negative stars could be used to rate something here. There isn't anything else to say that hasn't been covered, but might as well give my two cents.
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I would definitely recommend this book. I enjoyed the author's subtle sense of humor, and it was an interesting read. Read morePublished on February 26, 2010 by Sam