Frank Ritz is a television critic. His partner, Melissa Paul, is the author of pornographic novels for liberated women.
He watches crap all day; she writes crap all day. It's a life. Or it was a life. But now they're fighting, locked in oral combat. He won't shut up and she is putting her finger down her throat again.
So there's only one thing for it - Frank has to go. But go where? And do what? Frank Ritz has been on heat more or less continuously since he could speak his own name.
Let him out of the house and his first instinct is to go looking for sex.
Deviant sex, treacherous sex, even straight sex, so long as it's immoderate - he's never been choosy.
But what happens when sex is all you know but no longer what you want?
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 272 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 06/05/1999
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099274636
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Review by loosha
I've said it before...Howard Jacobson writes with wit and style, but his choice of topic leaves me cold. His characters in this book are not only unlikable, they are truly vulgar. Fortunately, there are wryly humourous anecdotes and comments that lend much appreciated redeeming moments amid the relentless pursuit of sexual conquest. The Finkler Question was funny and intelligent; this one is sometimes entertaining, but more a compilation of distasteful sexual exploits.