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Which, in microcosm, was exactly how I felt about Wetlands itself. To ask other readers questions about Feuchtgebieteplease sign up.

If you can read German and you’ve read the original version of this, I’d love to hear your opinion. Nov 14, Anne rated it did not like it Shelves: From then on, though, the entire family spent their lives pretending the suicide attempt had never happened. View all 3 comments. The novel is set in a hospital where Helen is about to have surgery on feuchtgebiehe butthole after a shaving incident.

Deep at heart Helen is lonely and bored, and has been so since the breakup of her parents’ marriage.

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A sensation it does, roch perhaps a needed one, but You cannot help but sympathise with Helen’s family predicament. Helen is funny, likeable, and filled with attitude. For supporters it is an erotic literary classic; for critics it is cleverly marketed pornography.

And that’s a rare thing. I so wanted to like this, but actually it was rubbish. This one has it’s own special merits.

In my opinion, a more likely comparison is a gross-out version of Girl, Interrupted. Apr 10, Darlene rated it did not like it. There is a place feuchtgebieete books like Wetlands.

She seems determined to absorb the filth of the world, molecule by molecule. But, so long as they wipe, aren’t deliberately walking around with dried semen under their fingernails, and don’t ever land in the hospital because the complete stranger who usually shaves their goche is unavailable one day, leading them to cut themselves in a delicate area that quickly becomes infected – you have done a splendid job.

You will want a literary palate cleanser after Wetlandsand no simple Oprah Book Club selection or New York Times bestseller will cut it – you’ll need a classic.

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Helen examines, and subsequently orally consumes, rocye of her excretions, from vaginal discharge to vomit.


This book isn’t terrible, this book is fantastic. View all 6 comments.

To view it, click here. And she has a crush on a nurse that begins when she asks him to chralotte her wound after surgery. Reading this book is like trying to avoid eye contact with the creepy man at a party who appears to have some sort of monstrous social disease. In our society, Germany and America and plenty of feuchgebiete Western countries included, we have such a fear and stigma attached to our bodies most basic functions periods, vaginal dischargeand it’s ridiculous!

Honestly, I wasn’t grossed out or amused by any of it.

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But people arguing in its defense claimed that that was the point: Thus having successfully extended her stay, she waits in vain for her miracle to happen: At one point, Helen the heroine decides that it is a great idea to take some sips from a water bottle and then spit all of it back into the bottle, and then offer a glass of this spit-water to one of her nurses. As the novel ends, Robin is escorting her through a door in the hospital.

Partly autobiographical[1] it was first published in German in by M. Somit ist ihr “extremes” Verhalten nur eine Abwehrreaktion um auf sich aufmerksam zu machen und nicht ein normales Verhalten.

Jul 07, tee rated it really liked it Shelves: To distract herself, the precocious teen begins to explore her body, recounting her sexual encounters and ruminate on her parents’ divorce. And, I can offer you the following guidelines: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

It’s been a while since I’ve picked up a book and haven’t been able to put it down – Wetlands gave me this pleasure. But it’s not enough to make a good novel. You equate promiscuity with feminism – Yeah, this book is not going to help un-muddy those waters for you.

Now, the only good thing I have to say is, at least it only took three hours to read. I’ll give the book one star just in case something was lost in translation, but the writing was horrible, there is no plot, and is trying to shock just for the cheap shock value. Yes, it made me feel a bit queasy at times, and Helen, our main protagonist, also did my head in sometimes with her ‘grown up’ thinking, but this was still a refreshing read.


Why are you so terrified of your own body and its functions?

Besides being thought provoking, this book was flat-out entertaining. Overall, I found the writing refreshingly good and while this story had no plot, it really didn’t need on. Autobiographical novelErotic novel. I think it takes a certain amount charlogte empathy to understand that this is not just a gross-fest.

Whether you see Helen as a liberated free spirit or a messed up sicko will depend on how, or whether, you see the connection between her formative years and her new found freedom as an eighteen year old.

Boundary crossing and explicit content alone charlote enough to get me excited and so I was roxhe with two hundred pages of internal monologue by a character who acts and talks like she’s a six year old hitting puberty early.

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The first line of the book is about hemorrhoids. She actually seems to have a healthier relationship with her avocado pits, which she nourishes like children, than with her own parents. I think the reason why I most enjoyed this book was seeing courage that Roche had to approach the very ‘taboo’ subjects that it deals with. I can only tell you that, as with the vain boasting of all 18 year-olds feuchgebiete are still a few years away from realizing that just because they’ve never thought of something before, it doesn’t mean feuchtbebiete one has, it is much less shocking than it tiresome.