August 1, 2007

Mini-review: "Exposure," by Kathryn Harrison

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Exposure, by Kathryn Harrison
Exposure (book; 1994)
By Kathryn Harrison

One of many books in my library originally picked up literally for its cover, Exposure turns out to be quite a satisfying erotic thriller as well, plus an interesting meditation on fame, sex, and the limits of voyeurism. The story of a famed controversial photographer who made a career out of compromising images of his daughter, the book mostly takes place with the daughter now a grown-up kleptomaniac and sexual deviant, dealing with an upcoming retrospective of her father's work that threatens to expose a secret she's been hiding the entire time. It has its problems, but it's also a recommended book, especially for beaches and airports.

Out of 10: 9.0

Filed by Jason Pettus at 4:29 PM, August 1, 2007. Filed under: Literature | Literature:Fiction | Reviews |