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Adventures in storytelling by Bob Rector

THOMAS BAKER’S 5-STAR REVIEW – SANTIAGO, CHILE

(Quote) Paula thought, “I need pollinating bad.” She was in a secret place doing a secret thing, not behaving at all like the Paula everybody thought she was. This was Secret Paula. Exciting. Daring. Uninhibited in a way that frankly boggled her mind…(end of quote)

“Amazing” is an appropriate term to describe our protagonist, Paula. In the quote above, we are given clear and unmistakeable insight into how she thinks. Judging from this, there can be no doubt that we are in for an exquisitely satisfying story. It is clear that there is more to Paula than meets the eye.

Thus, right from the very beginning we are intrigued. Our curiosity is “aroused” to find out more about Paula. Of course, we make some predictions. Chief among them is that Paula will have a passionate nature, and as we read further, we are not disappointed. Paula is all that we can imagine, and more.

For readers who have read Gustave Flaubert’s Madame Bovary, the parallels are clearly evident. In “Madame Bovary”, the story focuses on a doctor’s wife, Emma Bovary, who has adulterous affairs and lives beyond her means in order to escape the banalities and emptiness of provincial life. In “Unthinkable Consequences”, Paula Taylor is in reality just an everyday housewife. It’s 1959, a man’s world. A woman’s place is in the home. Paula’s husband is married to his work and her only child is in college. Life has become loveless and stagnate, a fate that’s unthinkable for Paula…

In sum, this book delivers everything that you might imagine or hope for that is built on the premise of a married woman seeking sexual satisfaction outside of her marriage. To say that the book is “sexy” would be the understatement of the year. Needless to say, I sincerely believe the great Gustave Flaubert himself would nod his head in approval of author Bob Rector’s, “Unthinkable Consequences”. Flaubert was a notorious perfectionist and claimed always to be searching for “le mot juste” (“the precise word”). This book by Bob Rector is equally as well written as Flaubert’s “Madame Bovary.” More importantly, it is indeed a thoroughly satisfying book, on many different levels. Highly recommended.

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Thomas Baker is the Past-President of TESOL Chile (2010-2011). He is the Head of the English Department at Colegio Internacional SEK in Santiago, Chile.

He is the Co-founder and Co-Organiser of EdCamp Santiago, free, participant-driven, democratic, conversation based professional development for teachers, by teachers. EdCamp Santiago 2012 was held at Universidad Mayor in Santiago.

Thomas is also a member of the Advisory Board for the International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association (HETL), where he also serves as a reviewer and as the HETL Ambassador for Chile.

Thomas enjoys writing about a wide variety of topics. Thus far, he has written the following genres: romance, historical fiction, autobiographical, sports history/biography, and English Language Teaching. He has published a total of thirty four (34) books overall.

The source and inspiration for his writing comes from his family, his wife Gabriela, and his son, Thomas Jerome Baker, Jr.

 

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Check out Mr. Baker’s Amazon Author’s page at: http://www.amazon.com/Thomas-Jerome-Baker/e/B007SIBSOO/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1 — visit his blog at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5822438.Thomas_Jerome_Baker/blog

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