A review by anicea
Steps by Jerzy KosiƄski


I really wanted to like this book, but vignette after vignette of obvious male sexual fantasy started to become tedious and offensive. There are a lot of women in the novel, but not once are they portrayed as anything more than a body to abuse and/or spew back phrases that would only exist in a man's imagination. A woman's first experience with oral sex: "I loved what was ejected from you: like hot wax, it was suddenly melting all over me, over my neck and breasts and stomach. I felt as though I were being christened: it was so white and pure." SERIOUSLY?!

Since a lot of content was taken from his own life, I cannot think of Kosinski in any other way than being a misogynistic asshole.