I don’t know if I can actually bring myself to watch the film version of Feuchtgebiete (Wetlands), based on the 2008 Charlotte Roche novel of the same name — one I have read in both languages, and even assigned (excerpted!) for the sole purpose of talking about its shock value.  I wouldn’t say I “enjoyed” the book per se, though I did read the whole thing in about two days, and it did teach me a lot of new vocabulary in German (albeit nothing I use terribly often). All that said, it was extremely fun to attempt to describe the book in a manner befitting Slate‘s family-friendly audience. I’m not sure how successful I was, as the 500-word article contains the phrases “anal fissure,” “vaginal discharge as perfume,” and “‘birthing’ avocado pits.”


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