An election dream. Voters were so eager to vote that they were climbing and jumping over the fence into the polling station. Meanwhile we were given an hour to read the book, put the headphones on, eat the cake and reach a decision on where to place our vote. The cake was too dry, the book was a trashy novel I’d seen before and then I remembered I knew exactly who I was voting for. Panic over. For a while.
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You go camping and then you forget to post about this weeks episode, featuring this dashing specimen of a man, Clive Pettibone. If you haven’t already, listen to the newest episode of Call Me Cordelia, out now!
Well, I smashed through Julie Burchill’s Ambition in one sitting on Saturday afternoon, and it was a wild ride. I can’t quite believe that I first read this as a tender and innocent 17 or 18 year old, because it’s packed full of some seriously full-on sex scenes, but clearly that’s the kind of thing that made me the seasoned woman of the world you all know and love today 😳😍 The heroine, Susan Street, is a very ambitious editor who dreams of leading her own newspaper, but must first navigate her way through a series of increasingly weird and usually sexual challenges set for her by the newspaper’s Machiavellian owner. Will Susan stick to it, regardless of how many New York lesbians fondle her anonymously in a bar? Will she ever sleep with her enamoured Welsh lesbian assistant? Will she dump Matthew, her drippy live-in doctor boyfriend? Ambition was originally published in 1989 and is very much of its time, back when third-wave feminism wasn’t yet A Thing, and it was extraordinarily shocking for a woman to get a tattoo (for her first challenge Susan has the word ‘sold’ tattooed on her forehead, under her thankfully thick fringe). There are a lot of essays about feminism woven into the plot as Susan attempts to reconcile her ambition with what is regarded as ‘normal’ feminine behaviour, and I nodded along with most of it, although some of her diatribes against the idea of women supporting women seemed very dated. If you ever stumble across the glorious mess of a novel I’d definitely recommend it. It perfectly captures the cut-throat late 1980s of status symbols and pre-internet technology, where the Filofax you carried proclaimed your status. 😂
I am BEYOND excited at my charity shop book buy this morning. This novel was published in 1989, and I read it in the early 1990s. You would never find a more late-eighties novel, it’s so unintentionally hilarious - swipe to the second photo to read the blurb. I can’t wait to reread it. 😂
This has to be one of my 𝐟𝐚𝐯𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐞 𝐘𝐀 𝐛𝐨𝐨𝐤𝐬 of all time ! This book in PARTICULAR, can't say the same for the rest of the series...
Book 1 had me hooked with all the Gossip Girl 2.0 drama, could have done without the toxic masculinity but that's alright, given the characters backgrounds and social statuses it seemed realistic plus I've witnessed a toned down version of this in real life so I didn't have a hard time deeming it believable.
We meet 𝐄𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐧 𝐑𝐨𝐲𝐚𝐥 as a background character in the first 3 novels, the cocky, arrogant, asshole brother (wait...that's basically all of them...oh well). He is not likable and you may dismiss him as a character you'd rather forget but 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭'𝐬 𝐫𝐞𝐟𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐄𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐧 is that he owns up to his shit, his flaws like the rest of the group aren't sugar coated and he is not necessarily depicted as a redeemable character.
After reading Reed's perspective in the second book which I enjoyed I was afraid the author would filter 𝐄𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐧'𝐬 character, making him a more morally appealing and watered down version of his old self. But thank heavens she did NOT do that. 𝐈𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮'𝐫𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐰𝐡𝐲 𝐈'𝐦 𝐞𝐱𝐜𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞'𝐬 𝐰𝐡𝐲.
Every time we meet a redeemable bad boy in a novel we almost never get HIS ACCOUNT of things.
Why did he change ? What inspired the turn about ? What EXACTLY made him uncharacteristically prioritize love ? etc.etc.
We just merely accept the fact that the heroine was this magical, unique (but plain - for the sake of keeping her generalistic and relatable) angel he found worthy enough to make a full u-turn for and call it a day. We almost never get a peek into the process he went through as his character altered for the better.
But in this novel we do. We get a good look into the atrocious yet 𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 thoughts and inner-dialogues of a bad boy and his asshole ways with good intentions and a warm heart that does him more bad than good. 𝐄𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐧 is wild,chaotic,selfish yet somehow self-less at the same time, adorable and fun as hell.
𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐭. 𝐢𝐧 💬
Quite surprised at myself for rating this book 4 stars but to hell with it ! I'm entitled to enjoy a trashy novel every now and then. It's been awhile since I've felt some good old gut-wrenching guilty pleasure and this book delivered...
However, that's all it delivered. Nothing more nothing less. This was no well written piece of commendable literature but a full blown soap opera on paper. Yes it is cheesy, juvenile and jam-packed with clichés but it has just the right amount of chaos and grappling twists to make sure you're hooked, blindsided and left wanting more despite how ridiculous it all is...
𝐅𝐚𝐢𝐫 𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠, this book did not shy away from sexualizing and romanticizing misogynistic assholes and if you're looking for an all-powerful feminist heroine with a backbone of steel and great comebacks then I suggest you promptly skip this story. But if you are the kind to be capable of stomaching and secretly rooting for the Khal Drogo type then this would be right up your alley ! •
Besides the quick and poorly written rags to riches storyline I found every other element of the novel and it's characters to be realistic and believable because I've witnessed it myself firsthand. The power play, manipulation, seduction and loss of self-control. I could not relate to the protagonist because of our differences in character and ways of dealing with certain situations but she certainly did not lack depth and complexity in her own right and when her heart broke....mine shattered too. I love and deeply care for her despite her flawed judgments and her weaknesses were believable and easy to sympathise with although you won’t necessarily be in favour of it....
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This book is.... I dont even know where to start.
Its definitely a #trashynovel
. It's so good though hes a fighter, like underground fight club gambling ring, and shes not trying to stop him or change him. Yes there is a whole thing of her being like "I can save him" which is relatively easy to look over. Its drama, its love, theres action, theres a bit of sex. Its brilliant. Brilliantly trashy, but brilliant. #reading
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Today we're going to talk about my second tip when it comes to sleep hygiene, and that is to read a trashy novel.
When you go to bed, as I mentioned, bed is for sleeping, but if you're going to read a book, read a trashy novel. A book that requires not a lot of mental capacity, so it shouldn't be someone's thesis or something.
It shouldn't be something that's super super interesting. It should be some trashy novel that you might read when you're away on holiday, and you don't mind falling asleep to.
By reading a book it takes the screen time out of it, but it just helps the body start to unwind and get into the habit of going to sleep and de-loading.
So find yourself a good trashy novel.
I'll see you next time.
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