SIN AND ZEN BY SW STRIBLING- BOOK REVIEW NO.19



Erotica is an often a frowned upon genre. The reason behind this is the predisposition of the modern writers to squeeze in unnecessary graphic sex scenes, probably of the impression that the readers might want to concentrate more on those than the plot itself. The quality of erotics has degraded of late due this misconception.

S.W. Stribling, through his book Sin and Zen, has  brought a fresh color to the whole genre. Through the life of Will Strief, author has put forth a man's foray into the lives of women. Wiill strief is an ex-service soldier who retired injured. Instead of pitying about his limbs he is making the most of his life. He hangs out with friends and tries everything that gives him excitement and happiness. Despite being physically disabled, he never fails to attract women. What happens in his life is the crux of the plot.

 Stribling writes a fast-paced psychological fiction that delves into the mind of a restless man trying to navigate an unplanned, but ultimately revealing, journey.

The characters lead the plot. Each character possesses individuality. The craft of the characters is the USP of the book. Will's carnal experiences are not about mere sex and hence the book stands out among other eroticas.In fact, I would not tag the book an erotica because the plot is all about human psychology and relations and the fornication sequences are integral part of the book and are going with the plot. His shift from once woman to another seems a little far fetched in between but his connect with Claudia compensates for the same.

Overall the book targets at a group of readers who like to read about human relations and are matured enough to read the graphic sequences with the mind of a reader rather than looking for mere pleasure.

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