Trompe-l'oeil

Trompe l oeil Why would a woman entering middle age attractive sexy articulate imaginative intelligent charming charismatic wealthy and successful in almost every aspect of her life knowingly give up the onl

  • Title: Trompe-l'oeil
  • Author: Russell Bittner Claudia Grinnell Michael Griffith Raùl E. Jimenez Michelle (Alla) Watson (Michailovna) Farida Samerkhanova Ilaria Papale Dora Isabel Cristovão Duarte
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  • Page: 416
  • Format: Paperback
  • Why would a woman entering middle age attractive, sexy, articulate, imaginative, intelligent, charming, charismatic, wealthy and successful in almost every aspect of her life knowingly give up the only thing missing from that life namely, love And love with a younger man she meets serendipitously not once, but three times and whose appreciation of her quickly growsWhy would a woman entering middle age attractive, sexy, articulate, imaginative, intelligent, charming, charismatic, wealthy and successful in almost every aspect of her life knowingly give up the only thing missing from that life namely, love And love with a younger man she meets serendipitously not once, but three times and whose appreciation of her quickly grows from mere physical attraction to adoration and then to obsession The riddle from start to finish is perhaps to be found in the word knowingly The answer to that riddle Revealed only in the final chapter.DANEKA S RENSEN is a Danish transplant to NYC, where she manages her life from an Upper East Side apartment building by night and from the top floor of a mid town skyscraper by day ostensibly, all under tight control KIT ADDISON is a fashion photographer with a sideline penchant for flora and poetry who lives on the Lower East Side The distance between them, however, is about much than a mere hundred city blocks.In Chapter One, serendipity brings Daneka and Kit together for the first time as both are exiting the Columbia campus she from a poetry class in which she dabbles once a week, he from Philosophy Hall in which he labors days and nights without respite This first encounter is both poetic and philosophical but too hot to be captured in a mere haiku, too impulsive to be squeezed into an imperative, moral or historical, for either of them At the start of Chapter Two, already eleven years later, they or rather his camera and the front bumper of her limousine meet a second time on a zebra crossing Her search for a photographer for a special project too hot and too imperative for any of the than competent staff of a major magazine of which she is the Managing Editor leads to a third serendipitous meeting What follows these three meetings is, in the coming weeks, a game of cat and mouse until, that is, their affair becomes such that it seemed as if they might engulf each other in this single, ferocious act, like tigers chasing their own tails and slowly churning, turning, burning into butter Their affair takes them from New York to Paris, to the coast of Portugal, to Rome and Positano, Italy, to the Danish island of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea, then back to New York City What they discover about each other in those few weeks is than most people discover in a mate or lover over a lifetime The exploration is an erotic Elysian field, but also a psychological inferno.What gradually comes to light in the space of two continents and one return transatlantic flight is that, while love s bite may initially be sweet, the aftertaste may be exceedingly bitter when not downright nauseating.

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    About "Russell Bittner Claudia Grinnell Michael Griffith Raùl E. Jimenez Michelle (Alla) Watson (Michailovna) Farida Samerkhanova Ilaria Papale Dora Isabel Cristovão Duarte"

    1. Russell Bittner Claudia Grinnell Michael Griffith Raùl E. Jimenez Michelle (Alla) Watson (Michailovna) Farida Samerkhanova Ilaria Papale Dora Isabel Cristovão Duarte

      Russell presently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, USA.Russell has two kiddoes, Chris M, aged 25 and Alex F, aged 23 Both are out of the nest which, in any case, fell apart long ago and are now sharing an apartment in Manhattan while they pursue their separate dreams of fame and fortune The three of us occasionally meet for lunch or dinner whenever, that is, one party or the other can be convinced to cross that fabled bridge over the East River.

    560 thoughts on “Trompe-l'oeil”

    1. My review from amazon: "Intelligent, Character-Driven Fiction"Don't let the "erotica" tag fool you. This has little in common with the barely literate drivel that is all too often associated with that genre. There is sex aplenty here, to be sure. At its heart, however, this is intelligent, character-driven fiction, rich with symbolism, poetry, and purpose--an excellent debut novel from Russell Bittner.I know Mr. Bittner primarily as a poet and short fiction writer, and found this book while look [...]


    2. An Excellent Read This is the story of a romance between two very complicated personalities, Daneka Sorenson and Kit Addison, whose characters were highly developed through explicit erotic sexual scenes, Kit’s long introspective narratives, and involved emotional, mental and physical characteristics of Daneka. The many innuendos regarding Daneka, created a mystique around her that throughout the entire story puzzled Kit, and hinted at some dark experiences in her past that inhibited her abilit [...]


    3. Russell Bittner's novel Trompe-l'oeil is a love story, and a wonderful piece of writing. In photographic detail, it calls upon every one of the senses, to create the sights, the tastes and smells of every morcel of sensual pleasure that can come with infatuation. The novel is also a tragedy. But it is not the usual, mundane tragedy brought on by time, as passionate love grows stale and fades away like the morning dew. It's the sort of tragedy that ensues when one person in the story is happy to [...]


    4. Such a wonderfull read, could not put it down. Amazing characters - very sweet, tremendously hot and heartbreakingly conflicted.Bittner takes you on an incredible ride around the globe to some exotic locations and in to your heart. I want to give it 6 stars.


    5. AN EROTIC DRAMA THAT ENGAGES BOTH INTELLECT & HEARTReviewed by Marilyn June CoffeyDon’t be put off by the French title. Bittner’s arresting novel is really written in English. Plus Danish and Spanish and Russian and Latin and. But not often. And Bittner translates. He even notes that Trompe-l'œil literally means “deceiving the eye,” a definition that provides an entry into his layered book.Trompe-l'œil is an exploration of love, both in and out of bed. The novel tells the story of [...]


    6. The human psyche has quite often fascinated me. It bends, compromises, breaks, and more often than not, punishes itself. How often have you witnessed a behavior or peculiar habit and thought why does he/she do that? Daneka, one of our main focal points in this lavishly erotic tale, has several such habits that are quite fascinating. She is a complex and utterly fascinating character that tries to escape her past by locking her dark secrets away. Unfortunately, our past helps shape us, for good o [...]


    7. I'll start this review with a caveat of sorts, I am not part of this books targeted audience. So bear that in mind when I compare this novel to others in the genre. I was told when this book was sent to me that it was "erotica," and this term has always been a loaded one for me. It conjures up cheap images in my mind, probably not the kind of images most writing in the genre are trying to convey. I have to say that as a neophyte to this genre, the book was a pleasant surprise. There was far more [...]


    8. An instant attraction between Daneka and Kit on a chance encounter leads to an affair and a spontaneous European trip that seductively enravishes and endears the reader. The characters are intricate and ignite a sensual mystique that teases and lingers throughout the story. Daneka is a European beauty who is insatiable and Kit is that classic younger red blooded American who can't help but be enchanted by Daneka. The story however has much more to offer. Daneka is haunted by the skeletons in her [...]


    9. DNF at 22%. This just isn't a book for me. The writing is beautiful and extensive, flowery without being purple. The story told should interest me, but it doesn't. I didn't connect with the MCs, and it's not working for me.That doesn't mean it wouldn't work for you! Please do take a look and give it a shot. I received a free copy of this book from the author.


    10. Equal parts brilliant and beautiful with touches of erotic, troubled and heartbreaking - Bittner gives a sublime tale of modern love between 'star-crossed lovers'.


    11. NOTE: THIS REVIEW IS BASED ONLY ON THE FIRST 7500 WORDS-- TAKEN FROM MY GHETTO BLOG-- first7500words/Characters:3.5/5Pretty sure this only reflects the fact that Trompe-l’œil (Which will hereby be shortened to "Trompe" because my computer doesn't DO foreign letter codes) is a bit of a slow starter. I assure you, by the end of the 7500 words, characters start to get interesting. Especially Daneka. I really like her. Daneka is the sort of woman who can look at you and know all sorts of shit abo [...]


    12. Title: Trompe L'oeilAuthor: Russell Bittner Publisher/Year:Russell Bittner 1/4/14Length: 362 pagesOverviewDANEKA SØRENSEN is a Danish transplant to NYC, where she manages her life from an Upper East Side apartment building by night and from the top floor of a mid-town skyscraper by day—ostensibly, all under tight control. KIT ADDISON is a fashion photographer with a sideline penchant for flora and poetry who lives on the Lower East Side. The distance between them, however, is about much more [...]


    13. BOUT THE BOOK:Ordinarily here I would copy in the book blurb, but in this case I find it very wordy, which is much like the rest of the book. Instead I offer you my very brief synopsis:Meet Daneka Sorenson, a very wealthy Danish transplant to New York City. Enter Kit, a financially poor New York Photographer. After a very short romantic encounter they then don’t see one another for another 11 years, when they are once again thrown together. What follows is a steamy love affair, but with a clou [...]


    14. (I Received a copy of this book in order to provide a review.)ABOUT THE BOOK:Ordinarily here I would copy in the book blurb, but in this case I find it very wordy, which is much like the rest of the book. Instead I offer you my very brief synopsis:Meet Daneka Sorenson, a very wealthy Danish transplant to New York City. Enter Kit, a financially poor New York Photographer. After a very short romantic encounter they then don’t see one another for another 11 years, when they are once again thrown [...]


    15. I must preface this review by stating my tastes are unique. What the masses generally find appealing in most cases I don't. I am the proverbial salmon swimming against the current constantly. I am not a huge fan of the romance genre. I do prefer my romance stories to be tragic and trying. I detest the sappy, rainbows and puppy dog tails type love story. I am also a newbie to contemporary literature so with this being said here is my personal take on Trompe-l'oeil. Trompe-l'oeil is extremely well [...]


    16. Review: 'Trompe l'oeil' is the story of Kit and Daneka. The story begins when they meet one afternoon in NYC and have a brief interlude. They meet up again ten plus years later when they get in a brief car accident and Daneka (a successful Danish editor in her 40s) decides to hire Kit (a photographer in his 30s) for a special project. They quickly commence an affair and travel from NY, Paris, Portugal, Italy, Denmark and finally back to NY. During their trip, Kit tries to figure out the layered [...]


    17. This was a romance between to very complicated personalities Dorenka Sorensen and Kit Addison.The sexually contect between these two is off the meter. 1st time he meets a woman 10 years he senior Kit is smitten, and wants what he sees as the most beautiful and incredible woman on Earth. She is Beautiful financially stable and socially successful yet she is an Ice Princess, treating him like he does not mean to her what she means to him. Fate keeps them meeting. 10 years later (in chapter 2) She [...]


    18. Trompe L’oeil by Russell BittnerIntriguing, Erotic and most recommendedIn paintings trompe l’oeil is used to reference what can ‘trick the eye’, in the brilliant tale written by Russell Bittner his words do this to the reader’s mind. This is done in detailed colorful, erotic prose which fills the canvass with a magnificent story through the characters and settings in this book. This is also enhanced by the author’s clever use of various languages and historical data. In as much as I [...]


    19. Okay. Let's start, shall we. Russell and I are stable mates from the Next Stop Hollywood franchise. In that book (and I'll not give anything away here) Russell just grabbed your attention by the nuts and squeezed as he put his two characters through a shot, tight wringer of suspense.This is different.I wasn't sure what to expect when I got the email from Russell about his new book. First off was the long list of co-contributors. Then the translations. The tag at the time was erotica.Yes, there's [...]


    20. Award-winning poet and short story writer Russell Bittner expands his literary repertoire with his novel Trompe-l’ oeil. As the title suggests, this is a story of an illusion, a deceit that undoes its protagonist Daneka Sorenson and profoundly affects her obsessed lover, Kit Addison.Daneka, a successful New York editor, engages Kit for a photography assignment that quickly takes back seat to her mix of sexual teasing and cat and mouse games. But this man, 10 years younger than the stunningly b [...]


    21. I received this e-book in exchange for an honest review. The opening chapter is really confusing, almost as if the author tried too hard to impress with the array of vocabulary. I think the author was going for eccentric, all I got was confusion.The writing does clean up a bit further in and becomes less confusing. What bothered me most was the lack of intimacy, and no, I don't mean sex. I mean the depth of the bond between the characters. It was like two old friends, without the deeper connecti [...]


    22. I discovered this book from Mr. Bittner himself on .I was sucked in the moment I began reading. The first night I was up WAY past my bedtime unable to put my Kindle down. (That has not happened in a while.) He was able to create such amazing characters, whose lives (and trists) kept me reading.This was different than most romanticish stories I normally read. Here, it's not the woman, Daneka, who is the romantic; it's the man, Kit. The woman is the inaccessible lover that Kit just can't seem to r [...]


    23. wonderful bookSexy and sophisticated read from Russell Bittner. I'd recommend this book to anyone who enjoys an erotic read, but also those that enjoy character-driven fiction. This book wasn't just about sex, though those scenes were hot and nearly left you breathless. I found that I was drawn to the two main characters - their motivations, their failures, their triumphs. Bittner did an excellent job of fleshing out his cast and making it real.




    24. When I used to make a living translating Japanese porn, I always used to pick femdom stories to work on. Not because I got off on them, but because 99 times out of 100 they are far cleverer and more interesting than their femsub equivalent. I still have absolutely no idea why this is (answers on a postcard please).Anyhow, my point is this: the blurb compares this book to Fifty Shades. In fact it is something far more cynical and unsettling. It could not possibly be described as wish-fulfillment, [...]


    25. Erotica for the thoughtful: the secret of a surprising novelDaneka Sorensen, an attractive woman, and Kit Addison, the handsome younger man, will meet once in New York, and then again, and live what seems a great love story that ends only to make room to what seems will be a greater one that begins with the same scheme, meeting once in New York, and then again, always amidst the sound of foreign languages. In the game of Chinese boxes or in a mise en abîme, a mysterious woman like Daneka has to [...]


    26. A FASCINATING MIXTURE OF SENSUALITY AND ROMANTICISMBefore I start my review I feel the urge to clarify that erotica is not my cup of tea. Nevertheless I decided to read TROMPE-l’OEIL for two reasons:Reason #1: A copy of the book was “gifted” to me by the writer himself in exchange for an honest review.Reason #2: I already had read “In the Animal Kingdom” by the same writer and was absolutely enthusiastic about Mr. Bittner’s style. I was charmed by TROMPE-l’OEIL from its first pages [...]


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