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The characters are one-dimensional, without any emotional depth. Out of Egypt Christ the Lord: Unfortunately a lot of s,eeping pornography is written by those who don’t share the fantasy, and they slip into hideous violence and ugliness, thinking the market wants all that, when the market never really did.

REVIEW: The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty by Anne Rice

The difference in status between the Lords and Ladies and the slaves are emphasized through clothes, positioning, and even size. First of all, it’s an erotica book unto itself.

And then I started to surmise that the rules of their kingdom was different from the norm. I think what makes it soeeping for people is the combination of the very graphic and unsparing sexual details mixed with the elegant fairy-tale world. Like anyone could endure that kind of pain for years and years, for no freaking reason.

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Indeed the whole sadomasochistic predicament is presented as a glorified game played out in luxurious rooms and with very attractive people, and involving very attractive slaves. It was just so damn weird! People are much more comfortable today admitting and talking about what they enjoy in fiction and film. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Quotes from The Claiming of S And then he lifted her again, his left arm under her shoulders, his right hand between her legs, his thumb on the top of her pubis.

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Very good, my girl It’s excessive and it is erotica. You know what puts me right off a sexytimes book? You just had a spanking, you get a spanking. This book is the introduction to a series of three books.

He and the other ponys must run around the village fully naked all day, linked to a carriage with harnesses, and sporting dildos with horsetails clauming. He drew out his sword, with which he had cut back all the vines outside, and gently slipping the blade between her two breasts, let it rip easily through the old fabric. While being imprisoned in a cage, Laurent contemplates the recent punishments he received as a runaway on a wooden cross, recalling its pain, degradation and undeniable pleasure.

What it turned out to be was pages of rape and sadism and degradation.

The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty by A.N. Roquelaure

Yes, everything else aside, the writing in this book is unbelievably bad. I felt sick to my stomach on many occasions, especially when Prince Alexi tells the tale of his own abuse and degradation.

She knew I collected fairy tales and their adaptations. The Road to Cana I have no idea what possessed me to read it.

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Look, whatever floats your fictional boat is fine, but for me this was actually pretty repellant. And these books offer all kinds of gender combinations; women dominating men and women; men dominating men and women.

Well, a four hour plane ride later, I thought there would be no harm to pre read a little bit. But did I have any idea that would happen? I have been to kink events all over the east coast. This is not that.

View all 9 comments. To them I say Sep 07, Tal Goretsky rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: This really is the poor man’s Marquis de Sade, because as much as I freaking hate de Sade, he did it first or at least, most famously and he shocked the hell out of everyone. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Nov 27, edge of bubble rated it did not like it Shelves: I was told early on that this was pretty much a BDSM book, when in actuali It took me forever to figure out how to rate this book because I couldn’t even figure out how I felt about it when I finished.

Yes,you heard me right. There were voices that said it’s vile and horrible. Every page is about sexual fulfillment. Beauty’s slavery is delicious, sensuous, abandoned, and ultimately liberating.