Plot/Idea: Sixty Positions with Pleasure is unexpectedly delightful. Written with humor, grace, and plenty of puns, Diver has done an excellent job at pulling together what could be a messy plot to craft a sexy and silly murder mystery, filled with interesting characters, beautiful settings, and lots of steamy bedroom scenes.
Prose: The prose is playful, easy to follow, and even verges on the poetic. Diver is an expert at setting a scene--the settings of the book are spectacular, and the worldbuilding is quaint. Diver creates a compelling near-future that thoughtfully integrates climate change.
Originality: This will likely be the first murder mystery/climate thriller/love story/erotic romance novel that many readers will have encountered.
Character Development/Execution: The most developed character is the protagonist, Charlie, whose primary fault is that he has few discernible flaws, lessening his relatability. Additional characters are somewhat more flat, serving more as tools or foils for Charlie. Nevertheless, they adequately serve and enhance the story.
Date Submitted: April 05, 2022
The story flowed well, with humour and comic characters throughout to give a light-hearted feel despite a murder mystery … an entertaining, satirical story, with mystery, intrigue and plenty of steam.
What begins as an untimely death in a small town evolves into an impassioned political movement, a greedy murder plot, and some cross-country sexcapades that will make even the most libertine blush ... But make no mistake, the plot is juicy and the tension is palpable.
The writing is light yet informative, sometimes even humorous, making the book easy to read. Ultimately, considering its level of complexity, it was executed beautifully ... a provocative and thrilling novel that will leave you with plenty to ponder.
It’s a fun read, which rattles along at great speed with an enormous cast of characters, most of whom are not what we think they are ... it will take a long time to forget Charlie and Ilse and their interesting antics … Very enjoyable.
Do you like sex? The future? Political shenanigans? Murder? Mayhem? Then you will enjoy Sixty Positions with Pleasure.
Sixty Positions with Pleasure was selected as a finalist for the Indies Today Award 2021