Pauline Réage's celebrated erotic novel is a fantasy about a woman subjected - at the price of the great love of her life - to the gamut of male sado-masochistic urges.
Story of O is widely acknowledged to be one of the most famous erotic novels of all time.
Commencing with the simplest of situations, the story gradually opens out into a clandestine society of sinister formality and elegance where the primary bond is mutual complicity and dedication to the pleasures of sadism and masochism.
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- Author: Pauline Reage
- Format: Paperback
- Publisher: Corgi
Story of O by Pauline Réage 2 out of 10 (10 reviews) Write your own review
Love story? or Erotic Novel?
Reviewed: 16 Jun 2012 by FilthyMilfy, a Married Straight Female
Personally this didn't have to right 'effect' on me. I like an erotic novel to be packed with sex scenes, graphically described, but with a story to bring it all together. I want to be turned on and excited by what I am reading. Unfortunately this just didn't do it.
To me, this seems more about a love story, the lead character 'O' constantly looking to be reassured that her man actually loves her. The only things that were graphically described were items of clothing, decor of bedrooms, and lots of "I love you"s... I became quite bored in most places, and when I did see the beginning of a steamy sex scene it was quickly over.
If you want a story with a few submissive sex scenes and lots of whipping then this will probably be for you. Maybe for a novice reader this would be a good introduction into reading erotic fiction... However for those that need a bit more 'sex' within the book then in my opinion this wouldn't be it.
- Not enough sex.
- Bottom line
- Lots of "I love you"s Not many sex scenes.
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