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Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Wishlist Wednesday (32)


Candy
I don't know when I added Candy by Luke Davies onto my wishlist but it still sounds interesting, I'm pretty sure it was recommended to me!
GR
"Candy is beside me, drenched in sweat. She's breathing gently, long slow breaths. I imagine her soul going in and out: wanting to leave, wanting to come back, wanting to leave, wanting to come back. The day will soon harden into what we need to do. But for now we have each other.." He met Candy amid a lush Sydney summer. Gorgeous, sexy, free-spirited Candy. They fell in love fast, lots of laughter and lust, the days melting warmly into each other. He never planned to give her a habit. But she wanted a taste. And wasn't love, after all, about sharing lives? Candy had a bit of money and in the beginning, everything was beautiful. Heady, heroin-hazed days, the world open and inviting. But when the money ran out, the craving remained, and the days ceased their luxurious stretch. But there was still love. Only now, it was a threesome. Heroin had its own demands, its own timetable, and thoughts of nabbing the next fix hurled them into each day. Then, when desperation sets in, Candy will stop at nothing to secure a blast, as she and her lover become hostage to the nightmarish world of addiction. Painful, sexy, tender, and charged with dark humourCandy provocatively charts the daily rituals of two lovers maintaining a long-term junk habit. Told in stunningly vivid prose and set against the backdrop of suburban and urban Australia, Candy is both an electrifying and frightening glimpse of contemporary life and love.

Wishlist Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Pen to Paper where we can share books that are on our wishlist.

18 comments:

  1. I have to say, Lauren, this sounds sweet... not what I'm used to seeing here.

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    1. Awesome, I hope you get it soon or I do or someone does :D

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  2. Sounds heavy. I don't remember hearing about this one.

    My WW:
    http://booksojourner.blogspot.com/2013/01/waiting-wishing-on-wednesday-perfect.html

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    1. I know, sometimes its nice to read a heavy book at times

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  3. Wow! This sounds really different. I will definitely give this one a try. Thanks for the intro.

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  4. Looks quite interesting, hope you get it soon :)

    My WW

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  5. I remember hearing about the movie, but didn't know it was a book too! I hope you enjoy!

    Lisa
    My WW

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    1. I wasn't aware it was a movie until I flicked through the covers.

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  6. I never heard of this lol :) But I do hope you get to read it soon!

    Janina
    My WW!

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  7. I have heard about this and remember there is a film and now I will have to check it out even more; great choice btw :)

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  8. This sounds like an interesting read. I have not heard of this one. That's what I love about WW. I get to learn about books I haven't head of. Thanks for sharing!
    My WW: http://sparetimebookblog.blogspot.com/2013/01/wishlist-wednesday-31.html

    Brittany @ Spare Time book blog

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  9. I've never heard of this, I hope you enjoy it if you get it :) Thanks for sharing

    my WW

    Shona

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