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Monday, January 25, 2010

Letters to Penthouse XXXVI - Editors of Penthouse Magazine (Erotic)



Released January 2010

www.hachettebookgroup.com

I like to think I have an open mind, but then I receive these Penthouse "Letters to the Editors" collections and second guess myself. They can say the letters are written by individuals from around the country, but I still don't buy it. I'm certain they have a collection of ghost writers on their staff who come up with typical fantasies they feel their readers would enjoy. Maybe they do. I, however, find myself turned off very quickly.

The very first "letter" in this collection involves a guy going out on a blind date set up by a former roommate. The blind date turns out to be exactly what he'd fantasied about and more.

Other letters in this collection include a married woman whose husband allows her to have sexual trysts with a former beau. An older man recounting his affair with a female supervisor. A male inmate who encounters a very willing female staff member. Or, how about the man who gets more than a haircut from a new hairdresser.

Language in these "letters" is usually very crude and to the point. They're also incredibly short, never more than a few pages long.

These collections always sell well, I won't argue that, but I supposed you have to be a die-hard fan of Penthouse to find any intrigue with these letters. I just don't.

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