Read All the Dirty Parts Online Free - From bestselling, award-winning author Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket), an eagerly anticipated, gutsy, exciting novel that looks honestly at the erotic lives and impulses of an all-too-typical young man.
Cole is a boy in high school. He runs cross country, he sketches in a sketchbook, he jokes around with friends. But none of this quite matters, next to the allure of sex. Let me put it this way, he says, Draw a number line, with zero is, you never think about sex, and ten is, it's all you think about, and while you are drawing the line, I am thinking about sex. Cole fantasizes about whomever he's looking at. He consumes and shares pornography. And he sleeps with a lot of girls--girls who seem to enjoy it at the time and seem to feel bad about it afterwards. Cole is getting a reputation around school--a not quite savory one--which leaves him adrift and hanging out with his best friend. Which is when something startling begins to happen between them--another kind of adventure, unexpected and hot, that might be what he's been after all this time. And then he meets Grisaille.
A companion piece to Handler's Why We Broke Up, the bestselling Michael J. Printz Honor novel, All The Dirty Parts is an unblinking take on the varied and ribald world of teenage desire in a culture of unrelenting explicitness and shunted communication, where sex feels like love, but no one knows what love feels like. Structured in short chapters recalling Jenny Offill's Dept. of Speculation or Mary Robison's Why Did I Ever, the novel gives us a tender, brutal, funny, and always intoxicating portrait of an age in which the whole world is tilted through the lens of sex. "There are love stories galore," Cole tells us, "and we all know them. This isn't that. The story I'm typing is all the dirty parts."
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November 09, 2017
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I appreciate the effort, but really if you are looking for a book about youngsters’ dysfunctional relationships, it pales in comparison to The Master.
(Bonus half star for Lemony Snicket being ever so edgy at times.)
August 02, 2017
[ARC REVIEW] [Spanish review at the bottom]
I don't even know how to review this book because it's... weird. Good weird, but weird nonetheless. Have you ever wondered how a horny teenage boy thinks all the time? Read All The Dirty Parts! Now, have you ever been curious about how confused can a ho...
November 06, 2017
This one is hard difficult to rate and review.
The writing was competent and it had a good flow with its teenagerish, choppy, first-person narration. I read it in one sitting.
It's all sex - thinking about it, watching porn, doing it, masturbating ad nauseam. The plot is somewhere in...
August 22, 2017
Last month, Handler ran an ad — I mean, an essay — in the New York Times claiming that the way to encourage teenage boys to read is to give them books with lots of sex. Among the titles he devoured as a teen was Milan Kundera’s “The Unbearable Lightness of Being,” which may tell us all we need to...
October 27, 2017
HOLY CRAP WHAT THE HELL DID I JUST READ?!
I read this in an hour, half of which was in the salon chair getting my hair cut. My stylist kept leaning over my shoulder, "My God, what are you reading?" And I was like, "I. DON'T. KNOW."
Holy crap, I don't think I know a more aptly-titled book. This is a...
June 27, 2017
This is a brief snapshot of a school year, told in snippets, dialogue, and vignettes, about a teenage boy named Cole who really, really likes sex.
I knew going into this to expect "all the dirty parts," and don't take issue with the (very, very abundant) explicit content. To me, the book just seem...
September 03, 2017
“All the Dirty Parts” is one of those books that you will either love or hate. I’m in the LOVE camp. Warning: Don’t buy this for a kid thinking “Lemony Snicket.” This is not a good present from Grandma, though I can promise you it would get read.
Most of us know what it’s like to wait for the dirt...
March 06, 2017
Lemony Snicket author, eh? This could be interesting since it's billed as an adult book.
This is an intriguing book in that there are many questions in my mind: Because I'm old and don't really know, are today's teens that much more aware of their own sexuality and experi...
October 01, 2017
I received an ARC of this novel from Bloomsbury Publishing in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own.
This book was very strange, from the format it was written in (to me it was paragraphs of Cole’s thoughts), to the way the words flowed across the page. While I knew the...
August 20, 2017
This is a book about learning. Learning about yourself, learning about people, and learning about the difference between want-need-and have.
Our protagonist is a high school student named Cole, and Cole is consumed with sex. Talking about it, watching it, experiencing it. He's accumulated a whoppi...