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And maybe there is bravery in screaming that out to a world that is so keen to keep a guard up. So far, so good. Pretty much my favourite kind of book content. It’s simply a tender little story of a broken family and the feucjtgebiete it’s taken on one member of it.

You’ve ever wanted to read a classic – I am not implying by any means that Wetlands is a classic; far from it. It’s not really a tale, so much as a glimpse into a disturbed soul.

Wetlands – Charlotte Roche

Le doy 1 porque no es posible dar menos, pero esta novela me parece un insulto a la inteligencia de cualquiera. And now she seems to keep her maternal instincts occupied by raising avocados Oh, and there is also a male nurse that the main character has a crush on and fantasises about him in a gross way I’m rocje this has not been a best seller in the Reuchtgebiete States.

If you can read German and you’ve read the original version of this, I’d love to hear your opinion.

Retrieved 27 December — via NYTimes. Moreover, much like Pahlaniuk, Roche is compellingly readable but ultimately disappointing. And, mischievously, she also likes to have other people taste her “delicatessens” without knowing. My main problem with this was that it just wasn’t entertaining to read.

She actually seems to have a healthier relationship with her avocado pits, which she nourishes like children, than with her own parents. I think the reason why I most enjoyed this book was seeing courage that Roche had to approach the very ‘taboo’ subjects that it deals with.

Retrieved 27 December Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. I happen to enjoy reading about the fucked up workings of strange people’s minds, so I really enjoyed reading this book. I love reading books which make me feel sad, angry, loving, enlightened, bitter, etc.


Charlotte Roche is playful, though. Many of the descriptions are sexual in nature, as Helen’s appreciation for everything natural extends to that.

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Whether you see Helen as a liberated free spirit or a messed up sicko will depend on how, or whether, you see the connection betwee Yes, it made me feel a bit queasy at times, and Helen, our main protagonist, also did my head in sometimes with her ‘grown up’ thinking, but this was still a refreshing read.

In truth, this book is both a tale of a troubled teenager, and a reaction to the artificial and sanitized model of femininity of the cosmetic ads and glossy magazines covers. Write a customer review.

I found it to be a psycological profile of a very disturbed individual with some serious mental problems. Roche is a representative of Germany’s new feminist generation.

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It was absolutely feucbtgebiete and made me cringe at most points and laugh at a few, but I was still strangely intrigued by this book.

These include self-mutilationamnesia triggered by recreational drug abusepeople’s inability to deal with suicide attemptsand incest. Maria, ihm schmeckt’s nicht! She abhors personal hygiene and enjoys many of the bodily fluids which are secreted or excreted from it, be it mucuspusearwaxsmegmablood including menstrual bloodsweator tearsbut also men’s spermall of which she ” recycles ” by putting feuchtfebiete into her mouth and swallowing them.

This is why I spent the whole book thinking “You rohce, I should really read Proust “. In an interview published in Der Spiegel inCharlotte Roche proposed to have sex with German president Christian Wulff in exchange for his veto on a new regulation extending the life of nuclear reactors[4] feuchtfebiete the controversial extension, and Wulff’s role in passing it into law.


She stops short of coprophagia, even though she is convinced that her own bacteria cannot hurt her. Perfect Paperback Verified Purchase. This is a book about liberating the relationship you have with your own body. Preview — Feuchtgebiete by Charlotte Roche. Sie spricht die Dinge, die da sind nur laut und deutlich aus, was wir halt nicht machen. A good deal of Wetlands is given over to Helen’s descriptions of how she goes out of her way to avoid a hygienic lifestyle. Helen doesn’t know what her father does for a living and she resents her mother for attempting to kill her younger brother while failing to commit suicide.

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Roche tried to add depth by incorporating family drama, but never explored that idea fully, so we’re left with a messy plot that’s just pure, exaggerated tragedy. Set in an anonymous German city, Wetlands is told by year-old Helen Memel, a schoolgirl who spends some days in the proctological ward of a hospital to be treated for an anal fissure caused by the careless shaving of her anal hair.

Charlotte likes to shock her readers with her dirty stories.

Yes, it made me feel a bit queasy at times, rovhe Helen, our main protagonist, also did my head in sometimes with her ‘grown up’ thinking, but this was still a refreshing read. The thing is, though, these books seldom actually are important. This book was certainly ‘different’. Open Preview See a Problem?

So subtly is the fume of life designed, To clarify the pulse and cloud the mind, And leave me once again undone, possessed. During this time she falls in love with her favourite male nurse called Robin and tries to draw the young man into her world. I ended up checking the book out and staying up late to finish it.

My wife had two books, and this is the one I pulled out of the bag at random. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Das Buch ist vor allem aber intelligent und ehrlich. Numerous times, Helen is unable to reach either of them on the telephone, only leaving messages on their answering machines — typical for communication between them — and only once does Helen come close to confronting mom about the event that obviously had the greatest impact on her life, but all she does is pick up the receiver again after having left a message on her mother’s answering machine and say what she has long wanted to ask to the dial-tone coming through the line.