Hot Pants Karen by Mark Allen
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
This Bee-Line Books sleaze novel from 1970 is far more pornographic than it’s predecessors, the soft-porn novels of the 1960s. It tells the story of virginal Karen who is gang-raped, awakening her sexuality, which stuns her boyfriend Billy into enlisting into the war in Vietnam. and Karen to skip town to hang with anti-war hippies who turn her on to casual sex and orgies. Of course Karen and Billy still have feelings for each other when he returns after three years,which they try to deny by having sex with others. A good portion of the book is graphic sex scenes which are fairly well written although they become tiresome. The females are all very verbose during sex and spout streams of unintentionally hilarious dirty-talk littered with hippie vernacular and slang, language which permeates the book making it an amusing time capsule of the era. The Pro-War vs. Anti-War sentiments were a nice touch, and surprising no slut-shaming or punishment for for the females who engage in casual sex. A cut above average for a hard-core sleazer. Two and a half stars.