Saturday, 18 April 2009


I finally managed to get a copy of Charlotte Roche's 'Wetlands' yesterday and I could not stop giggling as I read the first few pages on the tram. For all the publicity and scandal around it I agree with the author - the book is very, very funny. Here's an interview in English with her. Unfortunately youtube have had to beep out quite a lot of her descriptions of bodily parts so you need to use your imagination a bit to follow what she's saying.

It even felt a bit illicit as I slipped my copy across the bookshop counter. The sales assistant gave me an extra perky, meaningful smile. I mean people have been known to faint at readings of this book! Which I find really extraordinary as the book is just written from the perspective of a young woman speaking frankly about the female body. We have such a long, long way to go.

Edit: after having read most of the book now I've got to admit to being a tad disappointed. The story line is very weak and the shock factor about hygiene starts to get boring after a while.


  1. I've been wanting to read Wetlands too - there was an interview with Charlotte Roche in the SMH a few weeks ago and it sounds intriguing. And funny.

  2. I've just started reading it Suzy and so far so good.

  3. Thanks for sharing the interview. Charlotte is not a freak after all.. ;) The book might reduce the inhibitions within us¡ Will add it to my reading list.

  4. Sounds funny - those crazy germans. I think Amazon will be getting an order from me.

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