"...'Beautiful Soon Enough' is one of those books you'd do well to read twice...the first time, just sit back and let the language and images (these stories are accompanied by photos taken by Berdeshevsky herself,) wash over you. Ask your internal critic to relax and allow yourself to get lost in a line like 'Into the tender erotic sale-able defended shine of passed-by-now like second-round marked-down maybe scuffed spike heels & fading eye-bright, her tight pants stand.'
"...the collection oozes Paris. This is Bohemian Paris on the decline, though. Henry Miller's Paris.
"...Wondrous erotic language pushes through these tales...Berdeshevsky may flout the rules, but in so doing she has created a singular vivid paean to passion and sorrow, desire and intensity..."