Totally bamboozled into reading this book. No I am no goody two shoes who feels shy in reading erotica. But when I got this book from India ( I told my MIL to buy this book!!!!), I had no idea what this book is all about. My bad! I should have read the reviews. Well. To cut the long story short I read my first 'desi' erotica. Not shy of words Ms.Kundu has made me gulp a few times, rewind the pages , re read before the word soaring high was fully understood by me. It was definitely not a flight if the birds !
I have nothing against erotica. I just don't promote it because I promote kids books too. And well these two cannot be on the same page. So why the heck am I reviewing this. I just want to ask the writer and Hatchette that please state clearly on the cover that this book is an erotica. For the name Sita's Curse sounds mythological and that is not good for kids and many ladies who may not read this genre. Let people make an educated choice regarding such book. Ultimately those who want to buy will buy.
Ms. Kundu, great attempt. Hats off to your boldness and you almost pulled it off. Except Meera came off as a nymphomaniac. You could have avoided the bro relationship or at least justified it. Nora Roberts has used incest in many of her stories. But they either always had a reason or they ended in a definite way. Here there was no ending. It was left hanging in between a string of flowery language. Why did the brother die? Was it guilt? Or was it unfulfilled desire? Here it was like the writer did not know what to do with him so it is better to drown him.
Meera’s sexual desires had no wings. They were everywhere and anywhere. Even a man, a Casanova has limitations. At least keep that. Here it was anybody and anywhere. That is not a language of Desire.. but A language of a nymphomaniac.. and certainly does not represent Female erotica. … or does it? :O
Frankly speaking what made me so sad about this book was it is really very beautifully written. I really wish Ms. Kundu’s next book will have a reason for a woman having sex and not just a never ending different postures and types and ways you can have sex without your husband knowing.
Now let me close my eyes and do my meditations. I need some cleansing .. *shucks!! GURUJI :O