A society obsessed with cheating

Thursday, March 31, 2005
Interesting how our contradictory society is obsessed with it's self. As I grew up, more and more I became shocked with seeing how many people commit adultery. Seems like it was the thing to do, according to my young married friend.

I know my mother cheated on my father several times and even abandoned us at an early age to live with my father's best friend who he had hired and brought to his work.

Later on, I visited my estranged mother after not seeing her for several years. I went one day to find a vacuum cleaner in the closet and knocked over a large clothing box.

All of a sudden, a dozen old letters and cards scattered on the floor.

My mother kept all of her rendevous, encounters, and amorous affairs in that box.

I wonder why she did that?

Belle de Jour (http://belledejour-uk.blogspot.com/) rightly won the Guardian Weblog award for the best written blog of 2003, and went on to become a blog phenomenon. Having secured a reputed six-figure publishing deal, this book promises to become a similarly phenomenal literary sensation, and there are already plans make it into a film. The mystery surrounding the anonymity of the blog's author generated something of a media frenzy in the first quarter of 2004, with The Times in particular applying its investigative powers to the task of hunting down the author and exposing their identity. However, such attempts proved unsuccessful and Belle's publishers have somehow managed to retain their marketing ace, despite the circulation of numerous rumours regarding who Belle may or may not be. With the initial spate of interest mysteriously on the wane, and Belle's anonymity safely in tact, the British newspapers have become engrossed in another sex scandal involving a some time high-class call girl, the details of which could very easily pass for an episode straight from the pages of Belle's blog. Having initially struck a resounding chord with her first-hand appreciation of the reality lurking beneath the surface of contemporary sexual mores, Belle now seems perfectly positioned as the definitive commentator of the post-Sex and the city/Bridget Jones zeitgeist. Couple this with a wit, intellect and honesty lacking in much contemporary British fiction, and Belle de Jour rightly deserves to become the British literary scene's equivalent of Michel Houellebecq. For a fuller account of the unfolding of the Belle de Jour phenomenon visit The Book Club Blog (http://natural-creations.co.uk/bookclub.html) for a full history and all the latest news and analysis on all things Belle.

from an Amazon review of her book

3/31/2005 07:11:00 AM :: ::
Post a Comment
<< Home

João :: permalink