The Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica

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Maxim Jakubowski
Running Press Book Publishers, 2003 - Fiction - 557 pages
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Launched last year with a provocative volume that sold more than 30,000 copies worldwide in less than six months, editor Maxim Jakubowski's annual series continues with its all-new, totally absorbing and scintillating 2002 edition. Out of thousands of exciting possibilities, Jakubowski has chosen the year's very best forty-five erotic stories by new as well as established talents in the field—among them Poppy Z. Brite, M. Christian, Neil Gaiman, Susannah Indigo, Emma Kaufman, Marilyn Jaye Lewis, Kathryn Ptacek, Lawrence Schimel, Hubert Selby, Jr., Simon Shepperd, and Matt Thorne. Representing erotic writing from six continents and thus providing sexy and sexual adventures of a global scope, the stories in the Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica nonetheless share a standard of excellence and elegance in their explorations of desire, lust, carnality, and passion that are guaranteed to tease and please even the most knowledgeable readers in exquisite ways. So be enticed by Andrew L. Wilson's "The Afternoon of a Venetian Chambermaid" or what unfolds in "The Back of the Store" by Nola Summer, or Cara Bruce's pursuit of "The Perfect O" or the extravagances Ian Philips imagines for "The Devil and Mrs. Faust."

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User Review  - Jen Sylvia - Goodreads

I would actually give this collection a 3.5. It isn't deserving of a low 3, but neither is it deserving of a higher score of 4. I appreciated the diversity of short stories, however, felt they lacked ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tará O'Sullivan - Goodreads

Three stars are given only for two choice stories in here. The rest are pretty horrible. (Regarding Volume 4.) Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Maxim Jakubowski is a Paris-educated British writer and editMaxim Jakubowski is a Paris-educated British writer and editor. For 14 years he has edited the bestselling Mammoth Book or. For 14 years he has edited the bestselling Mammoth Book of Erotica series, as well as two volumes of erotic photograof Erotica series, as well as two volumes of erotic photography. In his own right, The Times once labelled him 'the kingphy. In his own right, The Times once labelled him 'the king of the erotic thriller' for his provocative novels, and Tim of the erotic thriller' for his provocative novels, and Time Out featured him as one of London's most sexy writers, aloe Out featured him as one of London's most sexy writers, alongside Chaucer, Shakespeare, JG Ballard, Hanif Kureishi and ngside Chaucer, Shakespeare, JG Ballard, Hanif Kureishi and very few contemporaries. He teaches creative erotica writingvery few contemporaries. He teaches creative erotica writing for the Faber Academy. for the Faber Academy.

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