Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Ekaterina and the Night by Maxim Jakubowski

Lolita meets Story of O, another memorable tale of love, sex and feelings from 'the King of the erotic thriller'

When Ekaterina meets Alexander a shockingly sexy but tender romance develops.

She is a young Italian trainee journalist, who dreams of wild sexual adventures. He is the older Englishman who she believes can fulfill her fantasies. When Ekaterina is sent to interview the ageing writer Alexander in London, she is blinded by his charm and experience. Their relationship explodes in a sensual orgy, which defies society’s acceptance.

When a mysterious angel of death who calls herself Emma enters their lives, Ekaterina and Alexander know their days together are numbered.

A shocking climax set in Venice in winter brings the three protagonists together.

A tale of sex and tenderness that ranks alongside Jakubowski classic The State of Montana.

Ekaterina and the Night is a tale of a passionate love affair frowned upon by society. The young Ekaterina, living in Italy, is completely overawed by Alexander, a very proper Englishman, and many years her senior.

Jakubowski’s style is very deep, with much attention paid not just to physical features within the book but also the very core of his characters’ personalities. Their histories and hopes and fears for the future are all mapped out and it is so very easy to lose yourself in each storyline as the plot unravels. The secondary characters are also carefully described and add to the tale’s richness.

The sex is sumptuously explosive with no detail left out, the timeline exquisitely orchestrated, and the addition of the ethereal Emma keeps the reader on the edge of their seat.

On seeing her first real-life cock - “Maybe those she had seen in porn movies or photographs were what they called ‘hung’.”

“By now , the crumpled pack of novelty sexy playing cards was not even necessary for him to achieve hardness. He closed his eyes and thought of real women and this was enough to do the trick.”

Alexander’s numerous hotel encounters!!!

“That abyss of years separating them.”

“Alexander’s mails become increasingly wonderful, obscene and deviant, listing all the things he wishes to do with her, to her. His imagination know no bounds; he is a man of words, dangerous words.”

About pubic hair – “intimate vegetation”

A thought-provoking tale of lust and love - happy, sad, raunchy and rude, it will get your emotions roller-coastering and leave you thinking of the characters long after you have finished the last page.

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