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Dirty Pretty Things is the much anticipated book by Michael Faudet. His whimsical and often erotic writing has already captured the hearts and minds of literally thousands of readers from around the world. He paints vivid pictures with intricate words and explores the compelling themes of love, loss, relationships and sex. All beautifully captured in poetry, prose, quotesDirty Pretty Things is the much anticipated book by Michael Faudet. His whimsical and often erotic writing has already captured the hearts and minds of literally thousands of readers from around the world. He paints vivid pictures with intricate words and explores the compelling themes of love, loss, relationships and sex. All beautifully captured in poetry, prose, quotes and little short stories....

Title : Dirty Pretty Things
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ISBN : 9780473299507
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 274 Pages
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Dirty Pretty Things Reviews

  • Lil
    2018-10-23 13:18

    This book is so poorly written. I understand these are supposed to be erotic poems but the words "panties", "fuck", and "skirt" can only get you so far. Some poems are just plain ridiculous and sound like they were written by a teenage boy. I maybe found 1 or 2 poems in the whole book that were worth taking a second look at."Naked guilt,a punishment dealt;over a wooden table where a jam donutis noticeably absent."Um.. what???

  • Kristie Bringhurst
    2018-11-13 12:25

    Okay, I really wanted to love this book. The idea intrigued me and in flipping through, there were some interesting poems I read in passing. When you sit down to read this book, however, what was so exciting at the beginning quickly becomes boring and full of cliches. I swear if I had to read the phrase "dusty pink nipples" one more time I would have lit the book on fire. I also couldn't handle the way women in the book are portrayed. Talk about the manic pixie dream girl. She's all about sex all the time and the only thing we know about her is that she's a writer. Yes, there's more than one woman written about in the book, but really the only thing that differentiates the two main women is their hair color. The author seems to be obsessed with virginity. The "white cotton panties" thing was repeated so frequently I felt like I was being hit over the head. We get it. You love a good-girl white panty situation. Beyond the underwear the constant theme of "ruining" these women or "unraveling" their "decency", made me feel like the author wasn't interested in these women as people, but interested in them as objects, interested in taking something from them to make himself feel more powerful. And if we're being honest here, "Virgin Snow" had me rolling my eyes so hard, I'm pretty sure they're still stuck that way.Side note-Why are all these women only ever wearing skirts?! He's constantly pulling skirts up, but who seriously wears skirts that frequently? Come on. It feels so cheesy. That being said, Michael Faudet isn't a bad writer. Many of his poems were beautiful and his short stories worked especially well for me. I even laughed out loud a couple of times. "A Question for Anna" was great and I wish there was more of that humor throughout the book. I feel like the writing was good, but the gimmicky nature of a poetry book about sex kind of ruined this whole thing for me. Don't get me wrong, I'm not against writing about sex, but I think that if you're going to do it, there should be a progression in meaning or at the very least a progression in action. Mostly, I just felt like the same things were written over and over again.I think Michael Faudet has potential, but this book simply let me down.

  • Olga therebelreader
    2018-10-28 09:22

    An amazing erotic read! Mr. Faudet writes beautifully. I look forward to more!TWISTED TREESA fearsome wind cannot compel the weakest branch to gladly yield.Yet,the faintest breath upon your lips - and I have fallen against my will.THE KISSCrashing waves on an empty beach, the rhythm of our hearts, two drowning lovers lost at sea, my lips adrift in yours.

  • Taylor
    2018-11-13 12:35

    This guy really has a thing for white cotton panties and kneesocks. Poetry for the tumblr crowd. In a word, sophomoric.

  • Cat Aquino
    2018-10-22 09:39

    this is what michael faudet calls "poetry":LustLust is a lovely word and makes loveso much more interesting.a thousand dead trees are crying out for justice.

  • Sarah
    2018-11-18 11:45

    It's a no from me.

  • Joseph
    2018-11-16 05:43

    Dirty Pretty Things by Michael Faudet is a best-selling collection of poetry. To be honest, the title pulled me in. I am not much for romantic poetry and I don't read erotica, but something in this book seemed to hold promise. The range of poetry is wide, to say the least, from cutesy to something the other side of candied vulgarity. From serious to sophomoric. Somewhere in that mix, I found what I liked. At times there was the thrill of being outside my comfort zone yet still other times it was over the top. It is easy to see why this would be a best seller. There is something for everyone in this collection -- from the meek to the overtly adventurous. Some of the writing is inspired:Second Chance We kissed beneath the twisted trees, our lips between the stars,tiny ripples in a lake this love, once lost, is ours.Some a bit “punk”Perfume Her perfume reminded me of freshly picked flowers and sticky candy floss, mixed with a gentle hint of debaucheryRisqueCurious girl She was a curious girl, who loved the smell of old books, chasing butterflies, and touching herself under the covers. To “Fuck me like you hate me” she purred, her lips curled up into ateasing point. The collection certainly has range and a style dependent on the tone -- from quality to the lowest common denominator. I liked perhaps 80% of what I read. It was not the subject matter that turned me off the other 20% but the method in which it was expressed. Faudet seemed to lower his writing style and quality when writing more primal and vulgar poems. It is like he turned from poet to a trashy romance novelist whenever he mentions panties. The socially acceptable is well written and at times beautiful. The more animal side of love, or lust, takes on a more sensational, shocking, and simplistic style of writing. I can’t tell if this is intentional or not, but it works. From an intellectual point of view, the writing pulls the reader in and periodically repulses him or her only to be pulled back in again. It is a repeating cycle through the collection where Faudet is playing with the reader or perhaps it is incidental. I am going to go with the former because it seems to tie the whole theme of relationships, vodka, loss, and renewal together very nicely.

  • Robin
    2018-11-03 11:47

    Trying way too hard.Pass.

  • Whitney Atkinson
    2018-11-11 07:43

    I think because of milk & honey i'm preconditioned to assume that all poetry will be free verse and simplistic (a style I don't like), so I ended up being pleased with this! It's actually a collection of short quotes, poems, & super short stories. the theme revolves around love and relationships and--inevitably, because the title has the word "dirty" in it--some pretty raunchy sex. I #cantrelate to any of that good stuff, but I did think that a lot of these passages were clever and thought-provoking. Many poems had a rhyme scheme, which is a pleasant surprise in modern poetry because, as mentioned, I pretty much have learned to expect free verse poems that read like sentences.But yes. This is well done, even though maybe 40% of them are inappropriate things I can't relate to, but I still want a copy for my shelf that I can underline and highlight.

  • Amun (Mohamed Elbadwihi)
    2018-11-03 05:24

    I don't want to be mean, but this was really bad. I don't know why it's so highly rated. It's not good poetry. It's full of cliches and summer sunsand words;like this.There may be oneor twogood poemsbut the rest are wonderfully dull;like this.The kind of poetry books I write are the ones you read in agony, stretched out over the sheets with one hand on your forehead;in face-palm.- Michael Faudet (Note: Not really M.F.)Okay, jokes aside—I know there's an audience for this book, made clear by the incredibly high ratings. I just didn't feel a thing while reading this, and wouldn't recommend it. Also—"It wasn't until I was fully awake that I truly woke up."Come on! What is that!

  • Nicole ☼
    2018-11-04 09:31

    A collection of prose, poetry, quotes, and short stories. ►“Dark Doo Wop” by MS MRThis is one of my favorite books of all time. It is poesy at its uncomplicated pretty best. Faudet both conjures jealousy from my soul and seduces it with the way he turns the simplest of words into verse and prose so lustfully tender. His beautifully constructed devotions will make your eyes cry and panties weep. Apparent is his love and muse throughout this collection. Faudet and Lang Leav, the poet power couple who write such small hand-held works for (and inspired by) one another, are the definition of lust in love. When he talks about her, Lange Leav, he simply says: His work calls to me slightly more than hers, however, and that is probably simply because I’m female. Dirty Pretty Things will arouse you. It will infuse you with sensuality and set fire to your flesh, engorging every part of you. Let it.It will make the man in your life want to do a little “heavy reading”, more than he already does. Let him. It will make you smile and smirk with hooded eyes and compel strangers to ask, “What are you reading?”Don’t tell.And it will make you fall hard in love with love and lust and every sensation that comes in waves. So fall. To pick many favorites amongst the lot is easy; boundless. To pick one, an impossibility. This book I carry with me every day. The number of times I’ve read it is countless. The number of times I will continue to read it, endless.Some nights I close my eyes and imagine feeling your lips on mine, your whispered words slowly pushing my legs apart.►“Slow Love (Night Version)” by MØ

  • Jojo (The Reading Bee)
    2018-11-15 13:42

    DNF at page 173/290Only if you pressEnter enoughyour wordswill look like poetry.This is where literature came to die, this wasn't fun to read, I think there are only two poems that I liked, and the prose is just A W F U L ...Don't waste your time, and I quote"Please don't, seriously, I beg..."

  • Beatrice Masaluñga
    2018-11-09 08:26

    Awfully written. Most of the poems generic rundown sentences. I don't mind reading erotic poems but the eroticism in this collection was forced and unromantic. I can't help cringing to some of it. Sadly, I didn't enjoy this collection and I don't recommend it.

  • Caitie
    2018-11-16 07:23

    I was so excited about this book based on the reviews and description and I was incredibly disappointed by the reality.So sophomoric.Bad poetry is an abomination and the rhymes in this are uninventive to say the least. No wonder no bookstores stock it on their shelves. And the one-liners? The prose? Don't waste your time.

  • Suraya (thesuraya)
    2018-10-24 05:27

    maybe because ive read much more obscene things than this, so i dont feel this book to be erotic at all. It's mediocre, at best. and faudet's poems mirror lang leav's a lot, to one point I thought this is written by leav herself.

  • Cress ☾
    2018-10-30 05:45

    I have seen Dirty Pretty Things floating around Tumblr for quite some time, and Faudet's work intrigued me. Lang Leav wrote the introduction for this, and ironically (because I'm not a huge fan of Leav's work either,) it was the only thing I liked. I don't really know how I feel about these... Contemporary hipster(?) poets. I definitely have a love/hate relationship going on with them, that's for sure. On one hand, some of them write pieces of poetry that haunt/resonate with me. That put to words experiences that I, unfortunately, am not eloquent enough to string into a sequence of sentences that will make peoplefeel. On the other hand, some just just arrange words together in an attempts to sound... Deep? Relatable? But it only come out as a descriptive sentence. Something that you read and go..."what?" "where's the rest of this?" and not in the good way.Faudet, at least to me, was sadly the latter. I'll leave you with these two examples of 'poetry' he wrote:CAKEsex is the cake and love the icing on top and,AIRPLANESshe rode on airplanes and fell asleep in hotel beds. dreaming of farawayplaces -- writing poetry with her sunset eyes.

  • Ju$tin
    2018-11-09 13:39

    some good writing but not enough. more avg content and more bad. very quick read. took me maybe 30 minutes. left side pages were blank unless the piece was longer than a page. lot of 1-2 liners which were the only words on the page. poor trees. content is something like 96.7% love and sex, which is fine, just making that clear. don't expect much else.

  • Ruchika
    2018-11-08 08:39

    I haven't read a lot of erotica so perhaps avid readers of the genre might find this review too generous. But this man has the ability to make me blush and yet, proudly read his work in public – in a society that shuns such public explorations. If I write more, I'm afraid I'll simply gush. :)

  • Jessica
    2018-11-20 08:23

    This is a beautiful book of poetry. I discovered this author on Tumblr and I fell in love with his poems.

  • vicky ✨
    2018-11-20 07:34

    favourites include Lost Words, Lips, Airplanes, Twisted Trees, Roses, Echo, Teach Me, The Mermaid, Forbidden Love, Strawberries, and Stars ♡A fearsome windcannot compelthe weakest branchto gladly yield.Yet,the faintest breathupon your lips –and I have fallenagainst my will.*Let's make a bedin autumn leavesand leaveno leaf unturned.*A midnight scribble,a morning sigh,you watch the words,curl up and die.Madness livesinside your head,of poems lost,and pages dead.A mind possessed,by unmade books,unwritten lineson empty hooks.*It cannot be –she said to me,the end is not my making.To keep apart,two lovers' hearts,is another's undertaking.(...)

  • Edwina
    2018-10-26 13:24

    The writings are just so brutally honest.... About love, passion, lust, sex and pleasure, ..... Lang leav and michael faudet are both amazing writers can't wait for their babies lolFavourites:Your smileYour smile is a beautifully written lineI hope to write it somedayTrue loveWhen you're in love, truly in love, you never have to question it(Honestly, i suspect michael faudet is just lang leav pen that she can freely express her erotic writing skills)

  • Drew Farinas
    2018-11-03 05:47

    Shallow but still, I liked it. Overrated, but still liked it. Too many repetitive words, but still liked it.

  • Addie
    2018-11-08 05:30

    Nope. Can't finish this. DNF at 17%. I'm all for literary smut, but I want my poetry to be teasing and my erotica to be sultry, not in-your-face crass. I don't want to feel like a voyeur or 3rd wheel into Leav and Faudet's relationship (or whatever is going on there). Reading this was like sitting on a couch while your friends have sex next to you and occasionally you get a foot to the head. I just don't need the mental images.

  • Hanaa
    2018-11-06 10:36

    Oh, God no.

  • India
    2018-11-14 11:21

    I'm not a huge fan of poetry that rhymes, but I really enjoyed what Michael Faudet included in this first poetry collection. Very heartfelt. Very love, sex, and emotion-driven. I'd say my one complaint is that some of it came across as repetitive. I also think there are lots of ways to describe panties without using "white" and "cotton" over and over again. The prose was absolutely beautiful, which is why I'm going to go with 4 stars vs 3.

  • Kate ♡
    2018-11-03 11:35

    Definitely one of my least favourite poetry books, but still had some great poems.

  • Jessica
    2018-11-11 10:44

    So, this was my first real venture into reading poetry. Obviously there was the compulsory poetry we had to read during English classes at school, but as a reader with a genuine interest this was my first stab at it!I’m not going to pretend I know much at all about poetry, or that my opinion holds any real weight. My 4 star rating is purely based on my personal level of enjoyment whilst reading this collection.Dirty Pretty Things couldn’t have been a more apt title for this little book of naughtiness. There is certainly an overtly sexual aspect to a lot of the poems featured, all of them seductive, but in my opinion never sleazy. There is a delicacy, a tender sweetness that balances the sophisticated eroticism. A lot of the poems had an almost innocent feel about them, and this gentleness offset any embarrassment you right feel from reading something explicitly sexual. It never felt too much, or like it had gone too far.There is an ever present melancholy in Michael’s writing, a somber undertone I can’t help but pick up even in the shortest of pieces included in the book. However, being a little broken can often be very alluring and the vulnerability this evokes just makes it a more spellbinding read.Debauched and decadent, yet soft and sweet. This poetry made me feel alive. On a side note, there are some really cute little illustrations to accompany some of the poems, which I happen to think was a nice touch. My lasting impression was great, the paradox in this collection really appealed to me. Some pieces were just a line or two, others stretching across two pages. I felt this gave the collection a fresh feel, you never knew what you might be in store for over the turn of a page.It’s definitely given me a stronger interest in poetry, I think next up will be to check out some of Lang Leav. I believe that Lang Leav and Michael Faudet are actually in a relationship, it seems awfully romantic to me that they met and bonded through their artistry!All in all, I definitely recommend this. I read it very quickly, but often find myself flicking back through to my favourite’s weeks later.- Jess xo

  • Dana Al-Basha دانة الباشا
    2018-10-25 11:40

    I'm half way through the book, and as good as it is, I don't think Michael Faudet is real. No two people can write like each other exactly. Writing is like fingerprint, no two talents are alike.I seriously never gave much thought to Lang Leav's personal life; through Twitter I learned that she is in a relationship with another author. When I bought "his" books I thought their style was so similar, but now that I'm almost done with the book, there just can't be a Michael. Lang's book are romantic, but after reading Sad Girls, I know she can be sexual as well. If any person can write like another (soul mate or not) people would have written a convincing Jane Austen retelling/sequel by now, or continued with Gone with the Wind. I even googled him and was surprised that many people shared my opinion, this is just sad or one hell of pseudonym.As for the writing, it was erotic, sad and filled with weird stories about exs and whores. I found many pieces I liked, a few I didn't care for, but all in all, it's a good book.

  • Tsaki
    2018-10-30 10:20

    Awalnya tertarik karena Mbak Siska aka @editor_in_chic nge-retweet statusnya Michael Faudet. Buat gue pribadi, puisinya seksi. Terus, gue follow deh. Eh, nggak berapa lama dia promoin buku puisinya. Dan... kepo.Akhirnya beli di Google PlayBook karena harga bukunya di Bookdepo aja 270 ribuan. Resensi menyusul, segera!

  • PaigeBookdragon
    2018-11-13 13:47

    Because I'm a perv,that's why.