RAINY DAY CONFESSIONS
March 1, 2006
Lulu Press Inc.
Rating: 2 Cups
Cassandra Houston is a woman on a mission; a mission to confess all her sexual sins since her last confession, in one sitting. On a rainy day she walks into a confessional and proceeds to tell Father Sacke nearly her entire sexual history.
Father Sacke thinks he is going to have another day of listening to ho-hum confessions and handing out the usual penances. He nearly goes into shock when Cassandra sits down and gives him her list of sins.
While Cassandra gives her confession, Father Sacke sits in what amounts to stunned silence while his mind tries to convince him of what he is hearing. It is only when Cassandra reaches the half way mark in her detailed diatribe that he even tries to speak and give her some sort of absolution. However, it becomes apparent towards the end that Cassandra has other ideas on her mind besides confessing.
Ms. Ordonez has an elegant writing style. However, I had a difficult time remaining focused on the story for a number of reasons. It was written in the first person, and it was not clear until almost the middle of the book that I was actually reading a book and not an anthology of short stories as is presented by the author. The sexual situations began to run together very quickly. The author used the same information in nearly all the stories, and in some cases the same situations with only very slight differences. I became bored with this very quickly. Also, there is very little dialogue. I would have liked to know more about the characters, in addition to learning about Cassandra’s sexual history.
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