“Caution: Explicit Content” warns a feverish cover stamp on the review copy of Nutting’s debut novel Tampa. And the first chapter is indeed a relentlessly graphic description of the masturbatory rituals of 26-year-old Celeste — a sociopathic viper who preys on 14-year-old boys — as she prepares for her first day teaching eighth grade. Some may be offended by the sexually vivid prose. This reader worried more about boredom. But despite a disappointing climax (sorry), the writing is often excellent, hilariously dark, and mean. While spying on a future conquest, Celeste cringes as a suburban woman jogs past her car: “She had the haunted look of someone who’s come from a dire place and was on her way to an even worse destination to deliver awful news.” Celeste is horrible. Reading about her was honestly disturbing and fun. B
Tampa"Caution: Explicit Content" warns a feverish cover stamp on the review copy of Nutting's debut novel Tampa. And the first chapter is...TampaFictionAlissa Nutting"Caution: Explicit Content" warns a feverish cover stamp on the review copy of Nutting's debut novel Tampa. And the first chapter is...2013-07-19Ecco Press
BAD TEACHER Tampa is a darkly good read about a truly depraved 8th grade teacher-seductress
Genre: Fiction; Author: Alissa Nutting; Publisher: Ecco Press
Posted July 19 2013 — 12:00 AM EDT
- See Toni Collette and Drew Barrymore in 'Miss You Already' trailer
- Zachary Levi will replace Josh Radnor on Broadway
- 'Madam Secretary': Eric Stoltz to play Téa Leoni's brother
- Shondaland stars throw wine at each other in new TGIT promos
- See Chloe Moretz in the first trailer for 'The 5th Wave'
- New 'AHS: Hotel' teasers: What do they mean?
- One Direction break six 2016 Guinness World Records
- All the VMAs 2015 performances graded
- VMAs 2015 Red Carpet: See All the Looks!
- 16 TV characters who stuck around longer than expected
- Behind Lady Gaga's killer look in 'American Horror Story: Hotel'
- 'American Horror Story: Hotel' First Look: 11 EW exclusive photos
- Victoria Justice, Laura & Andrew, Rihanna and More!