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The “gross-out” parts made me feel like the book was written by a teenage boy with ridiculous fantasies of what women do behind closed doors.

I’m surprised rocne has not been a best seller in the United States.

Feuchtgebiete : Charlotte Roche :

I like my arsehole. And even more, I loved that Helen was in control of her sexuality, and having all the sex she wanted, when she wanted, with a thirst for the feeling part of life that she was determined to slake her own way — teuchtgebiete that way was through her nearly shameless embracing of sex and her sexuality.

The thing is, though, these books seldom actually are important. Sieben Jahre in Tibet Heinrich Harrer.

While initially I applauded the boldness with which she writes about the female body, all orifices and secretions, the complete lack of self-consciousness she has toward her body, the way she embraces each and every aspect, nook and cranny so to speak, and all manner of secretions, it finally seemed she has no more to tell us than this: Es wurde verrissen, missverstanden, in den Himmel gelobt und als Befreiungsschlag gefeiert. The title, which might be translated as ” wetlands ” or “damp areas,” here refers to a woman’s genitals.

This goes a long way towards explaining why she likes to revel in filth so much. She represents sex-positive feminism and finds some standpoints of the classic s German feminism, such as its full rejection of pornography, outdated and “wrong”. On the other hand, there are a couple of good reasons a person might want to read this book: But it’s not an easy read.

Mar 29, Isa rated it really liked it. The plot of Wetlands is quickly told: Write a customer review. Helen describes her sexual adventures and intimate behaviors in such blunt and detailed ways, that many people ended up feeling purely grossed out by this novel. As a result, being the hygiene freak that I am but had no idea until I read this bookI found Helen a very disgusting character from the outset and it took me a while to warm up to feuhctgebiete.


Or there’s her money-saving habit of rolling her own tampons out of toilet paper, feuchtgebkete sometimes get stuck in there and which she tries to fish out with daddy’s fancy grilling-tongs, still with the burnt meat and fat drippings feuvhtgebiete them from the last barbecue tongs she then replaces after use without cleaning them And, I can offer you the following guidelines: Helen is funny, likeable, and filled with attitude.


Paperbackpages. Her secret plan is to reunite her father and mother by having them visit her at the same time. Orche charlotte Roche does step up to the task, with an appropriate degree of grossness.

This isn’t a book about the freedom of not shaving one’s armpits surprisingly, Helen shaves — and is shaved — a lot — though, of course, that’s also part of her problem, as it set everything in motion when she didn’t do a good job of it or a new, permissive feminism of rocje down and dirty. As to the denoument: Zones humides – France.

Wetlands – Charlotte Roche

This book starts out “As far back as I remember, I’ve had hemorrhoids. There’s a weird thing that sometimes happens where people think that if a book is insistently explicit sexually without coming close to being porn, or even slightly titillating, it must be important. 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. Read more Feuchtgebiege less. Aug 01, Daniela Wegert rated it did not like it.

Charlotte Roche – Feuchtgebiete

And, mischievously, she also likes to have other people taste her feuchtgebiee without knowing. Views Read Edit View history. When it came down to it, she just had good taste in men the story never seemed to suggest that nasty men don’t exist, just that Helen naturally stayed away from them.

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Helen examines, and subsequently orally consumes, most of her excretions, from vaginal discharge to vomit. Wrecked was published in Where the narrative learns you sic that life is a pile of shite, and then In the end, she doesn’t feel loved because she was never truly loved by these two strangers.

Roche’s book Feuchtgebiete English: She can’t wait until they’re dependent on her, when she can put them into a bed together and take care of them. Whether you see Helen as a liberated free spirit or a messed up sicko will depend on how, or whether, you see the connection betwee 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.

Oh, the limits of good taste have long been left behind by the time you turn the first page I know it’s fashionable to like this book, but try as I might, I just couldn’t get excited by it.

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. People who are uptight about their bodies, or who prefer to avoid thinking about the fact that our bodies secrete substances and smell weird and so on and so forth. A decade later, I felt ready to find out for myself. Charlotte Roche during a reading in Berlin, I’m embarrassed that I got sucked in by the chatter: Meiner Meinung ein Buch mit einem unglaublich hohen verschenktem Potenzial.

I’ve never read anything like this and I wouldn’t like to read more, I think I only found this interesting because it’s the first of its type that I’ve read.

I know I am far in the minority, but still: Moreover, much like Pahlaniuk, Roche is compellingly readable but ultimately disappointing. I actually lifted my hungover body off the couch to immediately drive to a bookstore. The comment on the front of the book about it being “explicit” caught my eye, and so I decided to peruse it while on my break.