The Ages of Lulu is a Spanish erotic drama film written and directed by Bigas Luna and starring Francesca Neri, Óscar Ladoire, María Barranco and Javier Bardem. It is based on the homonymous novel by Almudena Grandes. : The Ages of Lulu: A Novel (): Almudena Grandes, Sonia Soto: Books. A young Frenchwoman goes to work in a butcher’s shop during her college vacation. Every day the butcher whispers obscenities in her ear, describing their .

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In addition to these cuts an opening scene in which Lulu is baptised as a baby was cut as the child’s genitalia is exposed to camera; this almudrna is considered to be in breach of the Protection of Children Act Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts.

Misguided rebellion indeed, which only ends up hurting yourself… A thoughtful take on an interesting book — a almudeba landmark, perhaps.

I have read it in three other languages before I bought this book, and again in English, in one night.

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I felt compelled to help the main charater, Lulu, I felt sorry for her and wanted to pf her and make everything better for her, to norture her. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. The novel is a bildungsroman told from a sexual perspective and follows Lulu from her first sexual encounter to a final one. We are experiencing technical difficulties.

The film is an adaptation of the international tye novel with the same name written by Almudena Grandes. In fact, it is very seldom that I pick up a book either written by a Spanish author or translated into Spanish.


It has a lot of Fifty Shades on it though, I think it sounds familiar to anyone who is alive and reading nowadays. Stay in Touch Sign up. As a young girl she felt unloved and met a man who not only nortured her like a father, but loved her as a man.

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Have you read it? Was it supposed to be about the character? Lulu would probably be characterized today as a sex addict, she uses sex to fill a void inside her, and like all addicts, brandes needs more and more, and more twisted and extreme. The couple have a daughter, Ines. And I still liked it, especially the first half.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. There are some semidangerous frissons to be had, but even so, plodding through this series of sex friezes is as engaging as reading a book of carpet samples.


LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. I have no idea, but granses could have? A groundbreaking novel of sexual exploration, The Ages of Lulu sparked international controversy and was an overnight sensation when it was first published in Spain fifteen years ago. Grandes makes a huge effort to inscribe sex and sexuality into everyday life, something is still absent from contemporary fiction, and produces a counter-discourse that assures the female reader it is OK to have sexual needs in whatever form they present themselves.

Sadly, they still are in Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Just to establish a parallel, think of early 20th century Ireland, and you will get a glimpse of what it was to live in Spain during the dictatorship.


Grandes has reminded me that I am lucky to have the freedom to explore the many, many options and paths that life has to offer which are not planned or scheduled: Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

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It’s pretty sad to see her sinking down this spiral, just like any other story of addiction. I’ve read a lot of erotica and this has to be one of my favorite books I have read in a long time.


Even though I am Spanish, I am not the biggest fan of Spanish literature. Looking for More Great Reads? When he returns he grandees to her and they are married. The film is about the title character’s life and sexual awakening in Madridwhich leads to her involvement in increasingly dangerous sexual experimentation.

Every day the butcher whispers obscenities in her ear, describing their imagined lovemaking. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.