1. Lionel Shriver reviews Maria McCann’s Meat Loves Salt: I happen to be straight and female. Yet  McCann’s novel — to my incredulity, her first — is one of the most  erotic I have ever read, but it isn’t, like so much erotic literature,  embarrassing. Her language is carefully couched in the terms of the time  without ever becoming fusty, coy or obscure; we know perfectly well  what she means when she writes, “His blood was up.”

    Lionel Shriver reviews Maria McCann’s Meat Loves Salt: I happen to be straight and female. Yet McCann’s novel — to my incredulity, her first — is one of the most erotic I have ever read, but it isn’t, like so much erotic literature, embarrassing. Her language is carefully couched in the terms of the time without ever becoming fusty, coy or obscure; we know perfectly well what she means when she writes, “His blood was up.”

    (Source: NPR)

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