Buy a cheap copy of Innocents book by Cathy Coote. Written when Cathy Coote was nineteen, Innocents is a taut, wickedly clever descent into the anatomy of. Innocents – Cathy Coote. by 1girl2manybooks on August 29, When I was 16, I went to the local horse races for a big meeting. My best friend in high school . All about Innocents by Cathy Coote. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers.

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Her claim of its depravity and abnormality felt even more overdramatic and pathetic than the scenes of her nausea that followed. Coore when Cathy Coote was nineteen, Innocents is a taut, wickedly clever descent into the anatomy of an obsession, the debut of a precociously assured and provocative young literary voice. But it doesn’t save the book. It reminds me of an unsent letter I wrote to an old flame years ago, chronicling our relationship and the unspoken words surrounding it.

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Unfortunately, the standout writing doesn’t make up for the lack of story or character development. It is a coot read at every turn but I have to confess that I couldn’t put it down in spit of innoxents frustration and reread it a few time after I was done. This book was extremely different The writing is also quite lyrical and poetic, which grabs your attention and keeps it. They were detailed, but I didn’t think they were horrific.


Innocents by Cathy Coote Members. The promise of intensive sex scenes certainly sparked my interest, but the initial premise of the characters also caught my eye.

The plot is simple: It was a carhy about seduction,manipulation,lies,skilled acting,addiction,destruction and what sexual desire can do to people. And I’m sharing that with you all because I cannot suffer it alone. The characters both are totally unlikeable.


The thing about Lolita and I only reference it because the narrator did is that Lolita, a child, was a cunning and selfish little brat, just like the narrator here – but Lolita played a game she didn’t understand. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Innocents A novel by Cathy Coote.

She thought herself evil and dirty. The relationship was made even further sickening by the fact the girl acted infantile and innofents older character seemed to revel in the caring for a young child. The sex is well written, and after the initial seduction it becomes more like where is this going?

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So “happily” together they return, and justly so. That’s the basic plot of this story.

But it felt like it all got so boring af I was looking for this book everywhere. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

When the nameless young narrator of Innocents decides to seduce her teacher, she immediately realizes that the power of her sexuality is greater than she ever imagined. There is a particular passage this is just one of many examples where I actually found her writing to be quite good where she likens the handwriting in the the notes that her departed lover is leaving her at the house after the butt sex incident to the times they were together, as the shapes of the letters in the alphabet remind her of intimacies and memories.


At 16, orphaned, insecure and battling with her demons and obsessions, she sought solace in her sketches, but they were in turn detrimental. Tar-black comedy and psychosexual gamesmanship—both make for an enthralling and ultimately sobering debut.

This one didn’t emotionally draw me in, unlike Lolita, hence the lower rating. But I can’t say I’m disappointed I read it, as disturbing and controversial as it was. When her uncle attacks her for drawings he finds in her room, she flees to the teachers house and from there into his bed.

Unforgettable, disturbing, and morally complex, Innocents permanently unsettles our notions of innocence, experience, and power, and suggests that we all are culpable. Dec 29, Shaun rated it it was ok. Coote, refreshingly, examines the disturbing moral aspects without succumbing to a hamfisted, moralistic denouement.