The Adventures of Holly White & the Incredible Sex Machine

The Adventures of Holly White & the Incredible Sex Machine


by Krissy Kneen
31 DEC 2015

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Extent: 288pp

Format: Paperback


RightsWorld: Text Publishing

Holly wears a ring that says True Love Waits and worries because her boyfriend isn’t trying to persuade her otherwise. Then a boy in her English tute invites her to join his book club.

Shocked to find herself at ‘sex club’, plunged into in the classics of erotic literature, Holly soon becomes fascinated: by the strange new world of Eros, by the increasing power she senses in her own body—and by a weird blue glow emanating from the most private part of her self.

But Salter and Nabokov are one thing. When Holly encounters The Infernal Desire Machines of Dr Hoffman—quickly followed by the infamous orgone generator of Wilhelm Reich—things are set to explode

An amazing literary sci-fi superhero sex romp from Australia’s genre-bending queen of erotica.


‘Witty and seductive, sexy and funny, with just a hint of the surreal, The Adventures of Holly White and the Incredible Sex Machine is a book that I can see appealing to many readers new to her work…A riotous romp through the imagination of one of Australia’s most accomplished sex writers.’ Books & Publishing

‘Kneen’s outrageous erotic imagination fuels Holly’s sexcapades but at its molten X-rated core, this explicit novel is a celebration of the lust for literature as much as for physical debauchery.’ Booktopia Buzz

‘In mapping out Holly’s sex machine, Kneen has also mapped out a vivid heroine’s journey: a very sexy sci-fi–erotica hybrid with an inspired, Cronenbergian premise.’ Readings

‘Kneen once again shows her mastery.’ Daily Telegraph

‘A joyful and ambitious mix of science fiction, coming-of-age, adventure story, literary fiction and, of course, erotica. It revels unselfconsciously in bringing these different elements together and is always playful and quirky.’ Australian

The Adventures of Holly White and the Incredible Sex Machine isn’t easy to classify…Like a love-child of Barbarella and the Brave New World, it’s a refreshingly confrontational mix of sci-fi surrealism, sexual stirring and erotic honesty.’ Stuff NZ

‘Nobody writes sex like Kneen…her finest book to date.’ QWeekend

‘Krissy Kneen writes about sex with nipple-stiffening zest. Her latest is consistently lewd and amusing.’ Brisbane Times

‘It’s a rare book that seems to drift like smoke away from the printed page to rewrite the physical world…[Kneen] wants us to strip naked and be transformed.’ Melbourne Review of Books

‘A remarkably pleasing read. The conclusion is wildly imaginative and surprisingly satisfying…Kneen encourages the reader to delight in sexuality that is by turns innocent, gleeful, and cheerfully obscene.’ STARRED Review, Publishers Weekly

‘A hilarious joyride that nods to a wide array of erotic literature.’ Book Riot