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Any Man

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...

Title : Any Man
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ISBN : 9780062688934
Format Type : ebook
Number of Pages : 288 pages
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  • Melissa Rochelle

    I struggled through the first few pages, but once Tamblyn introduces Maude's second victim I couldn't put the book down. I read it in just a few hours and was entranced. It was interesting how she flipped the narrative -- made the victims men, the rapist a woman. And instead of following Maude and her actions, we follow the victims and their reactions.

  • Cassie Gutman (happybooklovers)

    *thank you to the publisher for the free review copy. This review is all mine*

    Tamblyn flipped some roles on their heads while simultaneously covering incredibly important aspects of rape culture, survivor and victim blaming, and more in this powerhouse of a novel. Comes with some definite trigger warnings.

  • Drew

    6 out of 5.

    I read and loved Tamblyn's Dark Sparkler a few years ago, and I was excited to see what would happen when she turned her attentions to full-length prose. ANY MAN does not disappoint.

    Fair warning: this book is fucking brutal. If you have a penis, you're going to squirm. And that's kind of the point. Tamblyn takes the potentially-cringeworthy concept of a female rapist raping men and makes it potent because it doesn't so much focus on the perp as it does the victims. The survivors. Th

  • Cassie

    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

  •  ⇝LEAH⇜

    Any Man will do...{{{cringing}}}

    I'm not a fan of poetry type prose and this is mostly written that way…It also has a lot of social media commentary, but its also super short, only about 4 1/2 hours on Audio, so not a deal breaker by any means.  Even so, this wrecked me.  This book is not only brutally scary, it's also so unbelievably intense and emotional.  I cried real tears. 


    Ultimately, the message that Any Man imparts is what its all about, and something I won't likely forget.  For that reas


  • BookGypsy

    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

  • ❤

    This book is a great example of why it's so important to hold judgement when it comes to controversial books until you've actually read it yourself. Had I just accepted the general consensus of what people think this book is about or what it aims to achieve, I'd have skipped it, under the impression that it was simply faux-edgy trash parading around the "women can be monsters and sexual predators too!" defense that a lot of people (a certain type of person) loves to bring up whenever the subject ...more