Going Down: Lip Service From Great Writers is a compendium of contemporary erotic literature all about fellatio and cunnilingus. This pocket-sized volume includes short stories, excerpts, anecdotes, and even advice from famous writers, many of whom the reader should be familiar with in reference to their other great works. Writers include Anais Nin, John Updike, Erica Jong, Frank Harris, Oscar Wilde, and Philip Roth--just to name a few.
The tidbits are naughty--they tempt the reader, making him or her want more. But each small example of the writer's view is complete and satisfying in itself. Like chocolates with surprise centers, each bite of Going Down offers new pleasures. Represented are the perspectives of women, men, homosexuals, and young people figuring themselves out. There is mystery, humor, and plain bawdiness. Some stories end in confusion, others relief. The reader has no time to guess what next trick the text will pull, but each one is a delight in itself.
Going Down is wonderful gift to give a literary lover or yourself. It's small and neatly contained within an inconspicuously designed hard cover. Perfect for purses (then for pulling out in meetings to read secretly under the table), under pillows, or on the bedside table, its a handy little volume. The best thing about this book is it doesn't pander to the baseness of main stream erotic literature; it exalts the reader with livid description and language prowess. It's impossible to look at oral sex quite the same way after getting yourself into the pages of Going Down. Ironically, Going Down elevates oral sex. It elevates it to the status of art.