The plot of Tampa, a debut novel by Alissa Nutting, is simple: Celeste Price – 26 years old, married, affluent, gorgeous – has just been hired as. Alissa Nutting’s publisher has borrowed from the same playbook to promote her first novel, “Tampa”: a black cover with bold red letters. A novel based on the true story of a teacher seducing a schoolboy has less to it than meets the eye, argues Duncan White.

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Stay ahead with Tip Sheet! The boys involved LOVE their school detentions with their hot blonde teacher, you bet they do. Recommended to Natalie by: Simply close and relaunch your preferred browser to log-in. Juggling shock and humor is not easy, especially with a topic like pedophilia but Nutting had it all twmpa control.

Tampa by Alissa Nutting, review – Telegraph

Add your preferred email address and password to your account. I’m not saying the two men are worlds apart at the core or anything; there is just no mistaking on Celeste’s part of her lustful desires as genuine affection. It’s like morbid fascination. Some readers took offence to my review. Want to Read saving….

Pity, or sympathy, or just a basic understanding maybe? Let’s take the character Jack for example. Their urges would grow up right alongside them like a shadow. Yes, I read an extremely sexually graphic book about a female middle school teacher who has an affair with a year-old male student or two.

Q&A with ‘Tampa’ Author Alissa Nutting

It is not really interested in understanding the psychology of a woman like Lafave, but rather seeks to explore the underlying double standards and hypocrisies exposed by the case and the way it was treated in the wider culture.

So, when I came across Tampafor this reason alone, it piqued my interest. Aug 05, Brie rated it did not like it. I rated this book highly because it makes you think. To me, the heroine is the true victim here. Celeste manages to spike Buck’s wine at dinner with the same drugs she uses to knock herself out during sex with Ford.


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In mere weeks, Celeste has chosen and lured the lusciously naive Jack Patrick into her web. I basically lived in my car for much of the wait. Morning noon and night. You stop and wonder why??? A twenty-six years old, eighth-grade English teacher with a thing for and only for 14 year old boys that too with conditions applied.

Every aspect of Celeste’s limited human relationships are built on lies, and she drags around by the balls every man who dares to nutging under her spell. In fact, I think I’ve gained more insight from Nutting’s interviews than from the book. He bleakly announces that they murdered Buck; Celeste argues with him, but knows he is right. There are nitting possible reasons you were unable to login and get access our premium online pages.

That’s Ever read a book and wonder what the heck did I just read? Or anyway, that’s a lot of what I took from this book. American Psycho what a snooze-fest; I don’t give a shit about what he’s wearing or eating or whatever the tajpa else Ellis went on and on aboutThe Silver Linings Playbook seriously, I want to know who the author slept with to get this thing publishedBad Marie, New Moon, My French Tampaa and this here.

Not that she was crying or anything, she was tampx so “Who, me? Reminiscent of American Beauty and Lolita — the tale of ultimate taboo finds a balancing counterpart with a vicious wit. I remember taking my shirt off for a friend’s younger brother in college. With Tampahowever, Alissa Alisxa keeps her tongue so firmly planted in her cheek throughout the book it somehow makes it possible to put your mind past the pedophilia.

It’s strange, I suppose, to consider that creating female murderers aliesa rapists is a form of feminism but I think it serves to break down ideas we alissz about gender. Unlike Jack, Boyd’s parents are married, and his mother is a stay-at-home mom, so they primarily meet at Buck’s abandoned house for privacy. If you are averse to graphic sex you’d best stay away. Celeste is hateful and manipulative but not terribly interesting. Does she want us to empathize with Celeste Price and see her as a personification of the uglier facets of our existence?


All I can say is Nutting has a creepy and vulgar imagination I mean that as a compliment.

She’s a less disciplined version of Amy from Gone Girl and I believe a large part of whether you enjoy Tampa hinges on what you felt about Gillian Flynn’s postfeminist take on the “evil woman”. Before class with Jack the next day, Celeste becomes increasingly paranoid.

She should’ve had sex with them instead, or alssa least had sex with them before killing them.

Tampa by Alissa Nutting – review | Books | The Guardian

He suggests it through poems he writes her, asking her to say that she loves him, and insinuating the two can be publicly together when he is eighteen, a thought that revolts Celeste. Tampa, by Alissa Nutting. Even as she physically pays them off, she does so on her own terms, sporadically, and they trail along like battered, whimpering puppies hesitantly wagging their tails and slowly scooting forward with ducked heads when her tone goes from the more common brusque to a passing, calculated niceynice.

It’s hard for us to imagine a woman sexually abusing a man. She plans, executes and pursues her “prey”. Removing one star for the sheer ickiness factor, but it really is superbly written. She was narcissistic, lacked accountability, and was decidedly self-centered.