Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Lunch by Karen Moline
This is definitely adult fiction, featuring the disturbing relationship between an artist and an actor, caught between passion and common sense. Their obsessive and, frankly, abusive relationship leads them both to the brink of destruction.
By turns erotic and unsettling, Karen Moline has created a book that is neither top shelf nor high literature, but exists in some category in between. It is likely to be a novel that divides opinion, as will the subject matter, dealing as it does with powerplay and control. As a titillating exploration of the dangers of desire it succeeds, although I fear ythe author intended more from it.