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by Anne Faulk

  • Author: Anne Faulk
  • ISBN: 0747276544
  • ISBN13: 978-0747276548
  • ePub: 1515 kb | FB2: 1345 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Publisher: Headline Book Publishing (April 2, 1998)
  • Pages: 376
  • Rating: 4.6/5
  • Votes: 215
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Holding Out ePub download

In the smartest, funniest, and sharpest novel since Erica Jong's Fear. Details (if other): Cancel. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Holding Out. by. Anne O. Faulk.

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They say that some people are born great, Lauren Fontaine, the protagonist of Faulk's debut novel, says by way of introduction, some people achieve greatness

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Written by. Anne Faulk. Manufacturer: Headline Book Publishing Release date: 3 December 1998 ISBN-10 : 0747258953 ISBN-13: 9780747258957.

4. Published by Pocket Books. ISBN 10: 0671017330 ISBN 13: 9780671017330.

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Now my review will really reflect my taste in books. Jackie Collins, Olivia GOldsmith (etc) have never been my favorite reads. While I can admit that they may be a fun guilty pleasure as you lay by the pool the time it takes to read for the minimal plot is not a fair trade. Such style we read in Holding Out. Before buying be prepared for some explicit scenes (not exactly romantic but definitely HOT) and for a main character who is so stuck on herself I was actually embarassed for her. The dialog is a bit elementary and I felt idealistic to portray the cool,rich characters in a smooth way, but for me it didn't work. Maybe you might feel differently if you like a more "light" read, but this is not really book club material. I did get a laugh out of flipping to the Author photo in the back cover, who surprise surprise looks amazingly like the "heroine" of the book with their lives played out so much the same.
The characters were too perfect, too simplistic and much too implausible. While feeling their own impowerment, the women in charge seem to almost ignore the women in less-than-perfect living environments, who are taking the brunt of retaliation. Granted, the author gives a small nod to those who are less fortunate, but as the movement grows we hear less from that segment. When was the last time any of us experienced such an overwhelming desire to "bond" with those more fortunate than ourselves? I hope I'm not the only reader who could see through the gaps in this plot. It led little to the imagination.
As for the audio presentation of this book, I am hoping that the unabridged copy was better than what I heard. The narrator chosen did a good job of voice-changes, but instead of the confident, throaty voice of a woman in charge, she came out sounding like a high-pitched school girl who flirts her way through life. Very disappointing.
I read this book on loan from a local library. I checked out three books and this was, at the time, the least compelling I had in my stack. I ended up reading it first and I am glad that I did.
The book is about a sex strike imposed by American women until a wife-beating Chief Justice is extracted from the Supreme Court. So that is the plot. But what I think the book is really about is why we, and I mean all of us, don't stand up for what we think are our base set of morals more often.
Lauren Fontaine, the protragonist and my new hero, stands up and winds up in prison, chastised by men and women alike, and celibate with only her convictions to accompany her. In other words, OUCH!!!
Once one sets aside the sex strike--and by which I mean accepts it as a protest to gain power (as if it were a boycott of a product for example), I believe that the book appeals to any person who loves reading about a courageous, dedicated person who you can't help but root for. The scene in the church made me cry. Those who have read the book know what I'm talking about. The scene is not more than 40 words long but it snaps you into the world that not only Fontaine lives in but one that we all live in: A world that often punishes those who try to make it better and rewards those who contribute to the denegration of society. If you were not a fan of Lauren Fontaine by that point, you would be afterward.
This book is about a woman, written by a woman, and probably for women but I feel that anybody who puts fourth the effort to read this fast moving, witty, and excellent work will be happy they did. It is time well spent.
Excellent work Ms. Faulk.
The idea of a "sex strike" still seems totally implausible to me, but I enjoyed the look at Wall Street and the new feminists. Lauren Fontaine was just too perfect for me..brilliant, gorgeous, surrounded by the most wonderful friends one could have. I was reminded of the 1987 book "Hot Flashes" by Barbara Raskin. The romance in the novel seems to me to be the stuff of Harlequins: charismatic, handsome author immediately falls for Lauren..sex strike keeps them from consummation..misunderstandings, etc. I can still suggest it to our library patrons as a step above the usual bodice ripper.
As a young feminist, I was really hoping to love this book. However, the character of Lauren Fontaine, as others have mentioned, is simply someone to whom the average woman cannot relate. She is gorgeous, sexy, a brilliant financial wizard respected by all in her field, and is worth millions. On top of this, she has a wonderful "housekeeper" who is her best friend and a loving teenage son. She suddenly becomes the leader of the feminist movement in the U.S. due to her charisma and wonderful speaking skills. I found her to be annoying and too good to be true. A Mary Sue type of character.

The plotline held my interest, but I have to admit to skimming some parts. As another reviewer mentioned, the lack of concern during the sex strike over the high incidence of rapes and domestic violence struck me as insanely selfish on Lauren and her friends' parts. The way Lauren got out of her securities trading trial was over the top. And then of course, to top it all off, the man she has idolized and had a crush on since she was a teenage falls madly in love with her and the two share a strong sexual attraction. If only :)

I think Anne Faulk had a great idea and it seems as though other reviewers have enjoyed the book. But it was the character of Lauren which kept me from truly enjoying Holding Out. Perhaps a character who wasn't so perfect would have held more resonance for me--a woman who is not perfect, not blonde, and most certainly not a financial wizard.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I'd have to say that out of the many books I've read, this one is the best since "Patty Jane's House of Curl". Of course, it's a totally different kind of book from "Patty Jane" but equally deep in characters and plot. The story is realistic, the characters are human and likeable, Lauren Fontaine is a hero, and at last I can recommend a feminist novel that is a very good read. This is a great book.
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