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Vladimir
Vladimir | Julia May Jonas
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A provocative, razor-sharp, and timely debut novel about a beloved English professor facing a slew of accusations against her professor husband by former students--a situation that becomes more complicated when she herself develops an obsession of her own... "When I was a child, I loved old men, and I could tell that they also loved me." And so we are introduced to our deliciously incisive narrator: a popular English professor whose charismatic husband at the same small liberal arts college is under investigation for his inappropriate relationships with his former students. The couple have long had a mutual understanding when it comes to their extra-marital pursuits, but with these new allegations, life has become far less comfortable for them both. And when our narrator becomes increasingly infatuated with Vladimir, a celebrated, married young novelist who's just arrived on campus, their tinder box world comes dangerously close to exploding. With this bold, edgy, and uncommonly assured debut, author Julia May Jonas takes us into charged territory, where the boundaries of morality bump up against the impulses of the human heart. Propulsive, darkly funny, and wildly entertaining, Vladimir perfectly captures the personal and political minefield of our current moment, exposing the nuances and the grey area between power and desire.
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kelli7990
Vladimir | Julia May Jonas
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This book I chose for my club this month wasn‘t a good choice. I wish I would have DNF‘d it. Someone in my club DNF‘d it. I thought it was going to be a good choice. Hopefully, I will choose better books for my club. I don‘t know what to choose for next month. If I get tired of doing this club or if it‘s not working out, I can shut it down. Not everything in life works out and that‘s okay.

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kelli7990
Vladimir | Julia May Jonas
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This is the first book I read this month and I ended up getting word search points after searching for this book on Google Books just by looking for the words. I wasn‘t keeping track of the words when I was listening to this book. Now, I can get points for this. This is not a scary book so I didn‘t think I would find any of the words from the word search in it.

#HHC #scarathlon

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kelli7990
Vladimir | Julia May Jonas
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Mehso-so

Here‘s my review for a book I finished reading last night at 4 AM. I chose this book for my book club on Fable.

I‘m also counting this book for a readathon and a reading challenge:

Dionysus | God of Wine & Madness:
A book where the main character loses their mind - #greekmythologychallenge

Book read (unrelated) - #scarathlon #HHC

CarolynM I agree about the story, but there were some interesting ideas in there, I thought. There should be plenty for you to discuss with your group🙂 5mo
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kelli7990
Vladimir | Julia May Jonas
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I started this book this afternoon. It‘s good so far.

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kelli7990
Vladimir | Julia May Jonas
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For my book club on Fable this month, I‘ve chosen Vladimir by Julia May Jonas. I‘ve heard that this is a good book for book clubs. I started my book club in September and I was worried that it was going to be hard to host because I‘ve never hosted one but it was easy. Fable made it really easy.

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ncsufoxes
Vladimir | Julia May Jonas
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Mehso-so

I listened to this one over audio. I have conflicting feelings on this one. On one hand I felt that is was a good story about women & aging. How women continue to feel relevant in their careers (especially academics) & in their home life. How women are perceived by others as they get older. The first 2/3rds of the book I thought was very smart & very interesting. The last 3rd was a little too much of an ick factor for me (reason ⬇️) #bookspin book

ncsufoxes The ick factor for me was the act of drugging someone, especially when your husband is before an academic conduct committee over dating younger students. I just find it unsettling & could be traumatizing for some people to read. For a recently written book I wished that this was better thought out. (edited) 8mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 8mo
JamieArc I reviewed it the same for the same reasons. 8mo
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JamieArc
Vladimir | Julia May Jonas
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Mehso-so

Apologies for those of you who hate this cover 😂. I personally thought it was clever. I really liked the first 2/3 of this book: the MC was a refreshing character, the reflections, and I like exploring the complexities of serious issues. And then the story went bonkers. My spouse had to check on me thinking something was wrong, hearing me exclaim WTF when I finished 😂 I don‘t know what to think about it… but curious to read more from Jonas.

BarbaraBB Another tempting review for this book, yet that cover is totally keeping me from reading it 🤣 10mo
CarolynM Great review. I agree it‘s interesting and then goes way off the rails towards the end. 10mo
batsy I dislike this cover too! And I'm amused that so many of us find it so off-putting 😆 10mo
TheLudicReader My thoughts exactly, but in the end I still thought it was a worthwhile and compelling read. 10mo
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JamieArc
Vladimir | Julia May Jonas
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Literary synchronicity. John Berger and Ways of Seeing, which I remember reading as an Art History minor, came up while listening to the audiobook The Nineties yesterday and this morning in Vladimir. Totally different books and genres, but same reference. Love when that happens!

batsy I love Ways of Seeing. I take so many of its concepts for granted now but when I first encountered it, it blew my mind ❤️ 10mo
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Lesliereadsalot
Vladimir | Julia May Jonas
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Pickpick

A fifty something professor is confronted with the fact that her husband (a professor at the same college) is facing a disciplinary hearing for repeated sexual liaisons with female students. She knew about them, but then becomes obsessed with a young male professor, perhaps unconsciously imitating her husband. It‘s a well written psychological portrait of a middle aged woman coming to terms with her life. I liked it very much.

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TheLudicReader
Vladimir | Julia May Jonas
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Pickpick

Beautifully written debut about a middle aged English professor who becomes obsessed with a younger man…but that‘s really only part of the story. The book is about motherhood, aging, academia, marriage. It takes a rather strange turn near the end, but I really enjoyed it.

Deblovestoread The other cover with the bare chest was off putting but your review reminds me I shouldn‘t judge a book by its cover. 😊 11mo
TheLudicReader It was really quite compelling, @Deblovestoread 11mo
dabbe Ooh, yeah! It's stacked! Thanks! 💜🤗💜 11mo
CarolynM There‘s certainly some interesting stuff in there, but the relationship with the younger man seemed a bit weird to me. 11mo
TheLudicReader It wasn‘t her fantasies about the younger man…that part was believable…it was the cabin stuff that was weird to me. Lol. @CarolynM (edited) 11mo
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NovelNancyM
Vladimir | Julia May Jonas
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Pickpick

Excellent writing; misogyny and gender roles are questioned as well as the institution of marriage. I usually don't enjoy books where I don't like the protagonist, but in this case I did. The ending caught me off guard!

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TheLudicReader
Vladimir | Julia May Jonas
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#bookhaul4 including but not pictured the tagged book, which is not for my class library.

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RealLifeReading
Vladimir | Julia May Jonas
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Having breakfast (coffee and homemade fa gao 发糕) with Vladimir and feeling the need to cover up this rather naughty cover

BennettBookworm This made me LOL! 13mo
britt_brooke Pretty photo still! 😂 13mo
Christine 😆 13mo
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TheLibrarian
Vladimir | Julia May Jonas
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Panpan

Normally not something I‘d pick up and I should listen to my instincts/judging a book by it‘s cover. It‘s not atrocious to the point of not finishing it, but it was irritating and just meh.

britt_brooke I panned it, too. 14mo
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AlizaApp
Vladimir | Julia May Jonas
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Pickpick

An English professor whose husband - also a professor - is being investigated for alleged sexual abuses finds herself attracted to a hotshot new writing professor at her small upstate New York college. The way she writes about aging and desire was brilliant. I couldn‘t put this one down.

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Sarahreadstoomuch
Vladimir | Julia May Jonas
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Bailedbailed

Tried out this audio today…. Just didn‘t feel right for right now. Maybe I‘ll come back to it later.

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FelinesAndFelonies
Vladimir | Julia May Jonas
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Pickpick

I wasn't sure I would like this one based on the reviews. I'm grateful I didn't let them scare me off. I thought this was a really interesting book. It explores the topics of privilege, power, feminism, sexuality, and age in a thoughtful way. I thought this was a bravely written book in a world of #metoo feminism. I'd love to hear your thoughts! ⭐⭐⭐⭐

CarolynM I thought it was interesting, but I didn‘t feel like I understood a lot of the narrator‘s behaviour. 1y
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Cathyloves2read
Vladimir | Julia May Jonas
Pickpick

This book portrays relationships from a different angle than most are used to. Neither of the couples depicted in the story had a traditional marriage. I found it very interesting. I‘m not sure that I particularly liked any of the characters. They were all very odd. This book is different than any I‘ve ever read. I recommend it.

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KT1432
Vladimir | Julia May Jonas
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An interesting character study with an academia setting that raises questions concerning power dynamics and consent, as well as aging, unrealized goals, loneliness, and selfishness. Despite the cover, the “obsession” of Vladimir doesn‘t come into play until about 3/4 in, and then it kind of goes off the rails. It will leave you uncomfortable and at times appalled, but I believe that‘s by design. Rebecca Lowman was a great narrator! #botm #pop22

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Sydneypaige
Vladimir | Julia May Jonas
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This book is an academics playground.
The description & early sentences of the book misleads towards Lolita vibes, and it is in the obsession sense, not the underage sense. It‘s reminiscent of The Picture of Dorian Gray - debates art and morality and beauty in a provocative way. It is about power dynamics and consent and sex and agency in relationships and systems. It leaves a bit of an icky feeling behind, an intent I‘m sure the author intends

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CarolynM
Vladimir | Julia May Jonas
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Pickpick

This book deals with sexual politics in the wake of #metoo & illustrates resulting moral & ethical questions including how we understand past events & behaviour in the light of changed ideas about right & wrong. All of that was very interesting & the writing is good but I found the narrator irritating & her behaviour bizarre. It makes a change to centre-stage female sexuality, but not necessarily for the better. A low pick. #Bookspin

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 2y
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emmaturi
Vladimir | Julia May Jonas
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Pickpick

Another really good book, set in US, a professor is facing charges of inappropriate relationships with former students. In the meantime his wife is increasingly getting obsessed by Vladimir a writer. The only thing I don't like is the cover.

CarolynM Yes, the cover really is awful. Interesting book, though. 2y
Astridoodle Right!! Awful cover! 2y
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Melismatic
Vladimir | Julia May Jonas
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Short, well written. Are the characters likeable? No. Are they familiar, especially in this politically charged moment? Yes. Speaks volumes on the fine line between selfishness and loneliness and our society is plagued with miscommunication and trauma. Especially white Americans. 🤷🏻‍♀️

Don‘t let the cover (which really doesn‘t speak to the story inside) fool you.

CarolynM Great review. I found a lot of the narrator‘s behaviour positively bizarre, but there was a lot to think about. 2y
Melismatic @CarolynM super bizarre but even more uncomfortable how she rationalized it all. 🫣 2y
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kbuggle
Vladimir | Julia May Jonas
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Pickpick

Very behind on posting books I've been reading, so apologies for the multiple posts in a row..

Despite the creepy cover, I enjoyed this read.. messy relationships set against an academic background. #botm

FelinesAndFelonies Yeah. I find this cover really gross. 1y
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Avanders
Vladimir | Julia May Jonas
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Thanks for the tag @MaleficentBookDragon ! 😘😘
#WondrousWednesday @Eggs

> 🙋🏼‍♂️✍🏽🤤😤🏊🏻‍♂️… I‘m only about 1/4 in… 🤷🏽‍♀️

> I‘d love a sequel to Maybe You Should Talk to Someone. I know, it‘s nonfiction, but the number of times I think, I just want more of that…..

> The last book I finished was Buried in the Stacks, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Tagged some folks to play! 🦋🦜

Eggs Thanks for playing and sharing 🙏🏻📚👍🏼 2y
BethM Which buried in the stacks- Carlisle or brooks? 2y
Avanders @Eggs 😁😘 2y
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Avanders @BethM ooh didn‘t think there might be more than one! It‘s 2y
DaveGreen7777 Thank you for the tag! 😊 2y
Avanders @DaveGreen7777 fo sho! 😄 2y
Chrissyreadit I‘m visiting your page and just saw this tag! Sorry I missed it 😘😘😘 2y
Chrissyreadit Or maybe I didn‘t? I just didn‘t heart the post? I‘m scatter brained. 2y
Avanders @Chrissyreadit 😂😂 I definitely do that!! 😘😘 2y
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emmaturi
Vladimir | Julia May Jonas
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I started this today, only one chapter in. Although I really don't like the cover! #currentlyreading

Suet624 That cover! Who thought that was a good idea? 2y
emmaturi I know, seriously why would you want that as a cover! No idea @Suet624 2y
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wallacereads
Vladimir | Julia May Jonas
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Mehso-so

I guess the key to garnering a lot of attention for a somewhat mediocre book is to slap this cover on it.

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rachelm
Vladimir | Julia May Jonas
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Did I mainline this audiobook in less than a day? Yes, and my gosh, what a ride. The main character‘s voice is fascinating. I‘m a sucker for campus novels, and this one is as good as it gets for that genre. Love the examination of sex and age and bodies and the changes of mores over time.

sprainedbrain Great review! 2y
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britt_brooke
Vladimir | Julia May Jonas
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Panpan

⭐️⭐️ The character study of an unnamed middle-aged female professor who is 1/2 of an open marriage where neither party acts like they give a shit about anything but themselves. How fitting because I gave zero shits about these people nor what did/didn‘t happen. Impressive writing, dreadful story. Most repelling cover since A Little Life. Apparently the image represents the woman‘s objectifying gaze, so at least there‘s an explanation.

Leftcoastzen I‘m glad I found your take on it! Prevents me from spending the time on it. 2y
5feet.of.fury 🤣🤣 2y
britt_brooke @Leftcoastzen Glad to be of service! 😂 2y
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ravenlee That cover seems like it should have a 70s-porn soundtrack. 🤢 2y
britt_brooke @ravenlee 🎶 Bow chicka wow wow. 🎶 2y
Cinfhen Hahaha @britt_brooke I kind of liked this one ☝️🤷🏼‍♀️I don‘t think you‘d hate it @Leftcoastzen but I could be wrong!! 2y
Cinfhen It did get to be a bit much at one point though…. Now that I‘m thinking about it 2y
britt_brooke @Cinfhen Definitely polarizing! 2y
Leftcoastzen @Cinfhen is it because I have a pretty high tolerance of unlikable characters?😂 2y
Cinfhen Hahaha, no I think the writing was actually pretty good @Leftcoastzen and it‘s more about aging or being recognized but it did go bat shit cuckoo towards the end. Id say #BorrowNotBuy 2y
Cinfhen Yes, I completely respect why some panned the book 2y
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rather_be_reading
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Book 65

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Twainy
Vladimir | Julia May Jonas
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Mehso-so

🎧 This book was just not for me. It read like a slice of life of a couple in their late 50‘s that were ok with extramarital affairs. Oh & they‘re college professors (student affairs).

The narrator is the wife & she‘s worried about her appearance & wanting men to be attracted to her & worrying that they aren‘t, comparing herself to younger students & she‘s horny/masturbating all the time.

⭐️⭐️⭐️ 👇🏻

Twainy It‘s the charismatic hubby on trial. He is involved in a court case, accused of inappropriate relations with 7 former students.

Vladimir might be the focus of the narrator‘s attention but he‘s not the focus of the book, the narrator‘s life is. Billed as dark humor, it felt pathetic & anticlimactic.

Just a sad look at 2 older people‘s lives … a little disappointing…
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KT1432 I‘m glad I‘m getting this through the library. I‘m not sure if it will be for me either. 2y
Twainy @lele1432 I was thinking .. I‘d buy it next month if I liked it but it wasn‘t for me. I love the library! 😁 2y
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akfreeborn
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I really enjoyed this surprisingly literary look at campus sex scandals, aging, power and marital relationships. Both husband and wife are respected professors until inappropriate relationships are called out. All from the perspective of an ambitious 57 year old professor it has a little crazy ending but it is really well done. This seems to be somewhat divisive but if you picked this for content and nor the cover you might very well like it.

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cariashley
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Mehso-so

An interesting concept and voice but I felt it dragged on too much for a short book. I never fully understood the narrator‘s obsession and it goes a bit batshit there at the end. #BOTM

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JenReadsAlot
Vladimir | Julia May Jonas
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Mehso-so

I mean the book was better than the cover.... lol

Tamra The cover is quite off putting to me, but maybe that‘s the point?? I‘m guilty of judging a book by its cover. 😔 2y
JenReadsAlot @Tamra I do the same and I mean this is a terrible cover! 2y
BiblioLitten The cover made me cringe😶 2y
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britt_brooke 😂😂 You‘re not wrong. (edited) 2y
JenReadsAlot @britt_brooke Right?! Terrible. 2y
britt_brooke @JenReadsAlot So bad. 🙈 2y
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Rissa1
Vladimir | Julia May Jonas
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Mehso-so

I did not love this. In fact I would rate it 2.5⭐. I can relate to some of the narrators feelings but at times this felt bizarre.

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Chelsea.Poole
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Pickpick

The emphasis of sexuality from the cover art as well as the descriptions of the novel I read led me to think this was going to be focused on the affairs/sex and power in the workplace. However, it was much more inward-looking, as our main character considers aging, recognizes her own vanity, and reflects upon her relationship with her grown daughter. A reversal of #metoo/lolita..I‘m not sure. But I did enjoy this novel.

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NikkiCureton
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Bailedbailed

I did not enjoy this one at all and DNF. Just did not connect to the narrator/story and ultimately couldn‘t stick with it. By the way, this cover is so cringeworthy… 🤷🏽‍♀️

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Jemgirl2014
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I'm reading “Vladimir“ right now. Wondering if anybody else finds the narrator's daughter annoying. I just want to slap her. There is no way I'd talk to my mother in such a disrespectful manner. She's such a brat! She's not the only one though. The author has done a great job of making some really unlikeable characters. Now that my rant is over I must say that I'm really enjoying this book! 😄

marleed You are not wrong about the daughter. I wonder if raising a child in an open-marriage situation would somehow level the playing field in a parent child relationship - like maybe the daughter heard rumors of her parents‘ infidelities through her schooling and grew up with some certain level of disrespect toward her parents. Haha - the author could have another story there! 2y
Jemgirl2014 @marleed You could be on to something. There is so much resentment on Sid‘s part. The dynamic between her and her mother is very interesting. I feel like the narrator doesn‘t feel like she‘s enough when it comes to being a mother and as a result, she lets her talk to her any kind of way. Plus, I‘m noticing that the narrator doesn‘t allow Sid to be accountable for any mistakes she makes. Like her mess ups with Alexis. 2y
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marleed
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Oh, this cover - how can we forget this cover!? If you like books in an academic setting, if you like character studies, if you wonder how/why any open marriages succeeds - read this book. It‘s a great read. I often consider perspective better in fictional #MeToo stories when my personal opinion about IRL people involved aren‘t involved which was another reason to thumbs up this book!

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sprainedbrain
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Pickpick

I seem to be in the minority, but I love this cover and absolutely requested it on NetGalley for that reason. Happily, I loved the book, too. 😉

Full review on my blog: http://sprainedbrain.blog/2022/02/18/review-vladimir-by-julia-may-jonas/

I did the ‘ole audio/kindle combo for this one because it was compulsively readable and I didn‘t want to stop. Narration is excellent, print is great.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Megabooks I love the cover too. 👍🏻 (edited) 2y
Howard_L I enjoyed your review. Still reading the book and am impressed with it so far. 2y
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Addison_Reads
Vladimir | Julia May Jonas
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#BlameItOnLitsy because otherwise I never would have read this book.

Highly entertaining, fast paced, with a wide range of characters to keep you invested. I loved the point of view of the main character and I felt her voice is one not often explored in literature. The ending surprised me because it's not the direction I saw things going.

There's also a mention of Stephen King's Misery in this one. 😀

sophies_little_library So excited to read this! 2y
vivastory The Lockwood book is on it's way to you. It should reach you by the middle of next week. 🙂 2y
Addison_Reads @vivastory Thank you again! I'll let you know when it gets here. 2y
Addison_Reads @sophies_little_library I look forward to seeing what you think about it. 2y
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jdiehr
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Pickpick

About 2/3 of the way in I thought, nothing much has really happened outside of the main character's fantasies.

Then the last third of the book things happened - unexpected things!

This is a book full of characters who possess little to no moral compass.

An entertaining page-turner with an eye-catching cover 😄

#botm

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ICantImReading
Vladimir | Julia May Jonas
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Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

A bold and lacerating look at female desire, aging, and power with a really intriguing (and sometimes cringey) protagonist who I know will linger in my mind for awhile. This was especially interesting to me as someone who works with college students. By the end it made me feel unsettled and bleak, but I can‘t deny that I was riveted. #BOTM

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Megabooks
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I like that the narrator of this novel is NOT a highly self-aware millennial. 😂

Our middle aged narrator is married to a professor embroiled in a sex scandal at the college where they teach. Vladimir, a sexy youngish writer, is brought into the department, and our MC is hot and bothered, but her fantasy is as much about being untied from her husband‘s scandal as about Vlad himself. The ending is abrupt but still an enjoyable book. #botm ⬇️

Megabooks ⬆️ y‘all like how I made my ending abrupt?? 😂😉 To me, this book was as much a fantasy about escape: escape from marriage, escape from boredom, escape from sanity, as it is about anything tangible. Even the ending is itself an escape, both for the protagonists and for the author from having to create something a little less deus ex machina. 🤷🏻‍♀️ I still liked it though. #DarkAcademia #Booked2022 @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft (edited) 2y
marleed Your pic! 2y
Cinfhen Great review!! Love the throw pillows!!! Agreed, the female narrator was a welcome change in terms of female characters. This book might stay with me longer than most. I bumped it up a bit for the audio narration. 2y
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BarbaraBB Very good review! I‘d almost read it but for that cover 😂 (edited) 2y
Megabooks @marleed I wanted to be a little fun! You have to with that cover! 😂😂 2y
Megabooks @Cinfhen thanks! Yes, Lowman is a great narrator‼️, but it was good in print, too. 😁 2y
Megabooks @BarbaraBB 😂😂 I kind of like its sauciness. Maybe I have a secret thing for chest hair! 😉 2y
BarbaraBB 😂 Maybe that‘s it! 2y
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Cinfhen
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This is the perfect example of don‘t judge a book by it‘s cover. This book is way meatier than expected and quite literary as well. The unnamed narrator is a 58 year old professor at a small liberal arts college where her husband has been accused of numerous cases of sexual assault. What she‘s unaware of is how the allegations will affect her. A true page turner with some unexpected surprises. #Booked2022 #DarkAcademia

TrishB I looked at this and thought I could not read this on the bus! Definitely judging by the cover 😁 2y
Cinfhen Maybe on your kindle ☺️but I‘d wait for a #DailyDeal @TrishB xx 2y
Bklover From various reviews this sounds good, but good grief the cover is awful! 😆 2y
Cinfhen The cover is really deceiving @Bklover - I get why the author/ publisher wanted to take this approach but it takes away from the book‘s literary qualities 2y
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Cinfhen
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#AudioSouping Really engaged with this audiobook #DarkAcademia

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reading_rainbow
Vladimir | Julia May Jonas
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Wow. I was completely enthralled by this author‘s writing and found myself reaching for a pencil to underline passages. Do not let the cover fool you, this is not a romance. This book was interesting and thought provoking. I wish I could articulate better but what a fresh unique read. This one is a keeper and I look forward to more work from this author.

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swishandflick
Vladimir | Julia May Jonas
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This was the perfect reminder that I shouldn't judge a book by its cover! I went in a little bit blind to the plot, but with low expectations fed by preconceived notions, only to be pleasantly surprised by its level of depth. Equal parts provocative and thought provoking, I was riveted from start to finish. I still don't necessarily regret not having this cover on my shelf though 😉 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #BOTM

Yossarian I‘m still not going to read it . . . Solely because of the cover. 2y
swishandflick @Yossarian The cover is bad, no doubt. Haha. I borrowed it from the library on my Kindle 👌🏽 2y
Kimberlone I‘m excited to read this one. I find the cover hilarious and I love it! 2y
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Leftcoastzen Brown paper wrappers!😄 2y
robinb 😎This cover initially led me to believe it centered around a Russian 1970s porn star (or gigolo). 😂 2y
Breanne1 Maybe I‘ll sneak this one in to my ebooks so it‘s not on my bookshelf 😜 2y
LKK526 I admit the cover was off putting. But I‘ll give it a try 2y
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Cinfhen
Vladimir | Julia May Jonas
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squirrelbrain Sounds fab, but not out here until May…. 2y
Cinfhen I‘m listening via scribd @squirrelbrain 😊 2y
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TheLudicReader I am really looking forward to this one. 2y
Cinfhen Audio is FABULOUS @TheLudicReader 🤩 2y
swishandflick I'm currently reading and loving this one too! Far more than I expected I would. 2y
Simona I still need a dark academia book … stacked! 2y
Cinfhen I thought based on the cover this book would be cheesy @Simona @swishandflick but it actually has some real meat & depth!! 2y
KarenUK Oooh sounds good! 👌 2y
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Vladimir | Julia May Jonas
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Relate to this so much🖤

Tamra I do too! 2y
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