I enjoyed this more than I expected. I'm not going to pretend that this is easy to read, since my first language is Flemish and not English, but this...moreI enjoyed this more than I expected. I'm not going to pretend that this is easy to read, since my first language is Flemish and not English, but this edition provided me with a good explanation of certain words/lines. It helped a lot.(less)
This book must have been really something when it first came out, but to me, this was just another one of those unintentionally funny chick flicks. I...moreThis book must have been really something when it first came out, but to me, this was just another one of those unintentionally funny chick flicks. I do realize I completely missed the point of this book, because it just completely flew by me.
I won't go into detail too much but the story begins when O and her lover Rene (I use an Allo Allo! accent here) are in the backseat of a taxi, and O is instructed to take her underwear etc off, walk into a building and let herself be abused and tortured, no questions asked. And she'll learn to love it. Why? Because Rene keeps telling her he loves her so much. Because she wants to do whatever he wants her to do.
Maybe it's because I'm unable to see myself in this position, or to be more accurate, these positions, but I really don't see the point of everything that happens to O. If anybody ever suggested doing something that's even remotely in the general direction of the stuff they make her do, to me, I will laugh, to see if they are serious, and if it turns out they are, I will go batshit on their ass. And I do mean that in the literal sense. Because it's the woman who keeps getting degraded, not the man. See how he likes it.
Chains, whips (a riding crop for christ's sake), multiple men at multiple entrances (real friends come in through the back door!), wearing a ring that means you'll have to do it with every guy who knows what that ring means, wearing stuff that expands certain holes, clothes designed for 'easy access' and last but not least: never cross your legs and always part your lips.
Try that last one. I'm serious. Try looking hot and ready by doing that. And I don't just mean for like a few minutes, anybody can make that pose look hot. But try it everywhere and all the time. You'll look like an ill mannered peasant with a saliva problem after 20 minutes.
After a while it even stopped being funny and it just got boring. I'm sure there is a purpose for this book. Possibly something of the door stopper variety. (less)