Thursday, November 29, 2012

ARC Review: The Joy of Sexus: Lust, Love, and Longing in the Ancient World by Vicki Leon

4 stars
Genres: History, Non-Fiction
Format: ebook
320 pages
Published by Walker & Company
Expected publication: January 29th 2013
ISBN: 080271997X
ISBN13: 9780802719973
Where to Buy: Amazon, Barnes and Noble
View on Goodreads

Note: I received this book via Netgalley.

Synopsis from Goodreads:
In this book of astonishing true tales of love and sex in long-ago Greece, Rome, and other cultures around the Mediterranean, she opens the doors to shadowy rooms and parts the curtains of decorum.

My Review:
An interestingly taboo topic.  This book was very informative and attention-grabbing to read.  This book makes history fun and enjoyable to read (and not just because of the topic), the narratives and descriptions were well done and the research was obviously extensive.  Overall, it was an enjoyable read and I would recommend it and not just to history majors!

Author of numerous books for young and old, Vicki León delights in unearthing unusual facts, fresh anecdotes, and uncommon statistics to create her books on the natural world and the flip side of history. Her book have won rave reviews from a long list of media that includes People magazine. Publishers Weekly, the Los Angeles Times, Voice of America, and numerous NPR stations.

Her bestselling titles for 10 and up include A Raft of Sea Otters (125,000 in print), The Secrets of Tidepools (58,000 in print), and three titles in the Outrageous Women series (45,000 in print).

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