In her blazingly original and unforgettable debut novel "Any Man", Amber Tamblyn brings to startling life a specter of sexual violence in the shadowy form of Maude, a serial female rapist who preys on men.In this electric and provocative debut novel, Tamblyn blends genres of poetry, prose, and elements of suspense to give shape to the shocking narratives of victims of sexual violence, mapping the destructive ways in which our society perpetuates rape culture.A violent serial rapist is on the loose, who goes by the name Maude. She hunts for men at bars, online, at home the place doesnt matter, neither does the man. Her victims then must live the aftermath of their assault in the form of doubt from the police, feelings of shame alienation from their friends and family and the haunting of a horrible woman who becomes the phantom on which society projects its greatest fears, fascinations and even misogyny. All the while the police are without leads and the media hound the victims, publicly...
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Any Man Reviews
I've always admired actress Amber Tamblyn, and I give her huge props for tackling the traumatic aftermath of rape. In this book, the rape occurs to men, but the shells of their former selves they become is universal, regardless of the victim's gender. And Tamblyn is clearly a gifted poet.
That being said, the style wasn't really for me. The mixture of poetry, prose, and online communication did not make for comfortable "curl up and read" material. Then again, maybe that's the point: it should not ...more
Thanks to Harper Perennial for the free advanced copy in exchange for my honest review!
I'll start out by saying that this is a very intense read. This will not be for everyone because it depicts the physical, mental, and emotional aftermath of rape and sexual assault. ANY MAN by Amber Tamblyn is one that I definitely won't be forgetting any time soon, and not just because of the topic. Her writing style is so unique and original, while it did take a chapter or two to get used to, I absolutely lo ...more
Wow. Just...wow. This was an overwhelmingly intense reading experience. In Any Man, Amber Tamblyn takes society's widely-accepted perception of rape and flips it on its head, by writing about the male victims of a female perpetrator. And in so doing, she serves to highlight the injustices faced by sexual assault survivors in an entirely new light, exploring everything from victim blaming, to the 24-hour media cycle, to the failures of the authorities and the devastating tolls on the victims. And ...more
5 big holy sh*t stars!! I am utterly impressed by this brilliant book! By turning the tables and making men the victims of sexual assault by a faceless female serial rapist shines an even brighter light on the issue of our society blaming the victims. It magnifies EVERYTHING that women have been trying to bring to the forefront with the “me too” movement. This novel is smart, dark and powerful. I am completely floored by this incredible debut. Bravo!! Encore, please. I will be waiting.
This was a tough book to rate. The juxtaposition of reading a book about the after effects of a serial rapist who targets men with today's climate of reckoning for sexual assault was jarring, and quite frankly was a difficult read for any of us with a #metoo story. Tamblyn's writing ranges from profound and raw to overdone and a little strained- the biggest problem I had was the lack of consistency in the writing quality- like some of it was edited well and some of it needed an additional once o ...more
Tamblyn blends a mix of poetry and prose in this stunning novel about Maude,a female serial rapist. Maude preys on men. Any man,any place. This is a journey through sexual assault. The aftermath. The male victims,their feelings,the shame you feel and the way the media takes hold of it. The way society portrays it. A tough and emotional topic. It's not every day you hear about men being the victim. Tamblyn did an amazing job brining this side to the surface for all to see. I loved the writing sty ...more
Unlike anything I’ve ever read!!! It was macabre, twisted and so unique. It’s not for the faint of heart. I loved the writing style, at one point I forgot this was fiction, needless to say I was very impressed with Amber Tamblyn.
Any Man is a gender-bending story about the survivors of a female serial rapist named Maude. The novel alternates perspective as each of the men deal with the effects of their sexual assault right after and years later.
I can’t say that I’ve been a super fan of Amber Tamblyn’s, but I enjoyed her performances whenever I seen them so when I found out she wrote a novel I knew I had to read it immediately. Any Man is like nothing I’ve ever read before yet reflects the real world perfectly, s ...more