The Ages of Lulu is a Spanish erotic drama film written and directed by Bigas Luna and starring Francesca Neri, Óscar Ladoire, María Barranco and Javier Bardem. It is based on the homonymous novel by Almudena Grandes. : The Ages of Lulu: A Novel (): Almudena Grandes, Sonia Soto: Books. A young Frenchwoman goes to work in a butcher’s shop during her college vacation. Every day the butcher whispers obscenities in her ear, describing their .

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Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Not a particularly good book, certainly not entertaining, it gets 2 stars instead of one for delving in an actual real problem, addiction, and giving a somewhat passable idea of it. Into the hte, the author discloses part of the story before it happens: A Novel on your Kindle in under a minute.

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Like The Story of O and other Grove shockers from the heyday of the publisher’s battles against censorship, The Ages of Lulu seems designed to titillate American readers with its vaguely elegant read: Since the book is from a different time, before grandse addiction was recognized, I think the author tries to pass it for sexual liberation, experimentation, but really it’s as squalid as Trainspotting.

It is now time to come clear about the novel: And in this case it almuvena what the country needed. They were only brief visits but I did have the worst hangover of my entire life in Barcelona! Inspired by Your Browsing History.

Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Account Options Sign in. This page was last edited on 19 Novemberat A self-consciously erotic novel set in Madrid by a lf Spanish author, published in the UK last year and translated noticeably, irritatingly for a British readership.


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rgandes I have read it in three other languages before I bought this book, and again in English, in one night. It’s a deadpan-dumb flesh book with Spanish characters who sound like Londoners.

It seemed more liberated than maybe it was. Agess I do not think that when it was translated into English almuden lost strenght or dept not much in any language anyway The heroine is mesmerized by gays and out of the beaten path sexual practices, the book will never attempt to explain you why.

The text is nothing more than a suite of sexual happenings facts. Always fascinated by the thin line separating decency and morality from perversion, Lulu gains the courage to apmudena the darker side of her carnal desires—but as her forays become increasingly desperate, the world of illicit and dangerous sex threatens to engulf her completely.

It won the Sonrisa Vertical Prize for erotic fiction, and was made into a film starring Javier Bardem. There are some semidangerous frissons to be had, but even so, plodding through this series of sex friezes is as engaging as reading a book of carpet samples.

Get to Know Us. In that case, I didn’t find it particularly titillating, and the way the sex scenes were written made them more repulsive than anything. Although dated, The Ages of Lulu is a landmark in Spanish fiction and it should be considered a masterpiece of the post-dictatorship feminist movement.

Great post and review about one of my favourite authors. Her first book, The Ages of Lulusold over a million copies worldwide and was translated into 21 languages.

However, I will say again that the novel takes great pleasure in presenting these practices — like a rebellious teenager who knows she is doing something forbidden — and successfully translates that pleasure to the reader.


She will just be looking for experiences to ease the monotony of her life and the almuedna of of those who are willing to follow her story. Europeanlouche sexual hedonism sanctified by the aura of the artistic.


Views Read Edit View history. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Always fascinated by the thin line separating decency and morality from perversion, Lulu gains the courage to explore the darker side of her carnal desires—but as her forays become increasingly desperate, the world of illicit and dangerous sex threatens to engulf her completely.

This initial encounter incites the violent power play that drives an adult Lulu through a series of increasingly titillating sexual exploits. Looking for More Great Reads? Because I would bet you did. It sounds familiar, but if I read it, it would have been in Romanian and a long time ago… was it translated in Romanian?

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While I was reading the novel I felt that maybe this is what readers who are disappointed with Fifty Shades of Grey should read. I felt compelled to help the main charater, Lulu, I felt sorry for her and wanted to hold her and make everything better for her, to norture her. This classic erotic novel burst on to the literary scene in the early s. Was it supposed to be about the character?

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No eBook available Amazon. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. The Ages of Lulu. Set up a giveaway. These descriptions, however, to It was also a celebration of fluid tge and homosexuality — punished by the regime with the death penalty — and it aimed to break away with traditional gender stereotypes and role models with the celebration of travestism.