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By: Nic Kelman
(Hardcover / 224 Pages / Little Brown & Company / ISBN: 0316711535 / $22.95)

Description: A wealthy father of two deserts his family in order to spend the night in a college girl's dorm room. A CEO visiting his friends' villa feigns a sprained ankle in order to have sex with their teenage daughter. A businessman in Korea has the best sexual experience of his life with a young woman whose true age he never learns. Traveling deep inside the most forbidden corners of male desire, 'Girls' is a beautifully written novel whose honesty is both breathtaking and shocking.

Verdict: 'Girls' is well worth the read as somewhere in our lives, we've all met people like the characters in this revealing new book from Nic Kelman. This book is not only about the emptiness of power and lust, but also their temporary joys. It's an honest documentation of the darker corners of the male mind, which are neither judged or frowned upon, but thoroughly observed, and deeply felt. I would dare to make comparisons, but I don't want to change the 'Girls' uniqueness. Certainly, from reading Aristotle's 'Poetics' and studying the cinema you begin to wonder if there is anything different, any new stories - but here in this bit of literature, I was able to kick back and enjoy its strong individualistic voice. This book is very clever and entertaining. If you enjoy books that make you question human motivations and let you escape into other people's lives - then pick up 'Girls.'
Reviewed by Carly Wire