|Plot Summary of Love Ain't Nothing but Sex Misspelled|
|"Dating from the late 60s, this is one of Ellison's stronger short story collections. He's known primarily as a fantasist, but most of these are gritty, down-to-earth tales about anything from an illegal abortion in Mexico ("Neither Your Jenny Nor Mine") and a shy late 20s fellow's introduction to sex in a Nevada brothel, to an old Jewish woman confronting a neo-Nazi, and a prison riot. The two outstanding pieces are "The Return of Miss Ankle-Strap Wedgie," an atypical novella about a Hollywood team that brings a largely talentless, aging starlet out of retirement as a publicity stunt, and the lengthy introduction in which the author talks candidly about his own lessons in sex and love. (He assures us the title of the collection is ironic, by the way.)"
David Loftus, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Love Ain't Nothing but Sex Misspelled|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Time/era of story
Kind of romance:
- playing footsy while inconveniently married
- rekindling lost love/marriage
Kind of sex:
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Taboo sex story?
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 4 ()
The Americas (not US):
- mostly 3rd
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
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