Sorting old battered paper copy favourites from my high school, often school imposed but now for disposal. Opened it at 11pm and re read it. It had m...more Sorting old battered paper copy favourites from my high school, often school imposed but now for disposal. Opened it at 11pm and re read it. It had more of the romance and a selfless giving love by Jane, held so highly in Victorian morality, and less of the scariness that I recalled from past reads. Pure historical romance that reflects much of Victorian travel and daily life society, and of course accurate as written at that time. For contemporary writers I would advise you use these books written then as your basis for accuracy in society and social niceties and propriety if you wish to have a believable novel. The sexual explicitness desired in erotic historical romances can then be added as the cherry on top, or maybe that should be the cherry popped haha.
I still rate this and give it four stars when compared to my personal preferences. I finished reading the book three hours later and enjoyed my journey down literary memory lane,and finally closed the book and disposed of it this morning...sad, but! (less)
What's worse I know these people...their son...yes they breed, too easily, was in my class. The smell o...moreFive pages long, free read, laugh or throw up.
What's worse I know these people...their son...yes they breed, too easily, was in my class. The smell of dirt and pee preceded them. I just didn't know their first names, but obviously H.Dean does! The place exists too...that disgusting loo, they called these places social clubs or working men's clubs...but Mr Dean you describe it well, you forgot no loo paper and graffiti.
This is enough to put you off sex, a black comedy, and if I'd known it was AtM I would have avoided it for sure, instead I sat and read it, my face twisted, noises of urgh and oh god no emitting from my mouth.
Not sure whether to give it one star for the horribleness or five stars for the cringe factor. So just four is kind and for the honesty of writing this. (less)
I read this and am glad I have read it, though I have to say it was harsher that I'd expected it to be and tested me, my emotions and constitution. It...moreI read this and am glad I have read it, though I have to say it was harsher that I'd expected it to be and tested me, my emotions and constitution. It is also a complex read and addresses psychological issues of slave mentality, the emotional and physical pain, endurance and suppression of self that voluntary slavery, as in the total abject submission to the will of the Master, to giving of life itself if demanded. This was way past my comfort zone and to be honest my real understanding of the mentality of such people able to give this to another or of a person demanding such from another. Worse in my eyes is you can be sold to any Master/Mistress, have no say and be treated worse than an abused dog and that is okay by them!!! Certainly made me realise I may have submissive tendencies but never slave ones.
This starts with the schoolboy Max just before he comes of age, and he's a typical egocentric teen whose childhood is of always trying to outdo his peers and be noticed by adults. Set in the 1970's, so recent history, it reads as if Max's memoir, recounting his journey from brat to slave and the awakening of his sexuality within the slave training context. This is not really erotica dominant but slave training dominant.
New black PE teacher, James, whom Max is instantly attracted to as if a demigod, treats Max quite harshly and sees something in his responses as potential slave material. He is prepared to wait until of legal age before anything sexual takes place. Although sexual service is part of his training and there's quite a yearning and fixation by Max as his emotions traverse attraction, adoration to almost idolatry of James as he accepts him as his Master to be trained as a slave. He develops love for his Master but not reciprocated...or is it?
There are times where Max's emotions of jealousy and envy are trialled where he is excluded when James takes other potential slaves under his wing and excludes Max, this had emotions of anger roused in me on Max's behalf.
Also I had to feel so for Max's parents. His mother has no understanding or acceptance of Max, from his sexuality to his slave desires, and his father he tries, way beyond what most fathers would and I think he has a yearning to have gone down that track but only in part himself, even he can't understand the depth of Max's commitment.
Then things changed and a harsh shocking incident occurred that made me wonder of the reality of such slavery, how much reality is there here, and somehow in my heart and head I hope there isn't, it is too much to give, to entrust to others who as the final trials showed were so cruel and harsh, to final body modification as a commitment gesture, no not for me.
Yet I can't deny the skill of the writer and depth that Danny has gone to to produce this story. Understand also that this has been translated from first language French into English and AB Gayle has done a pretty good job. Better than I could do for sure.
I say this has to be borderline 4/5 stars and as rounding up or down needs doing it has to be 5 stars from me.(less)
I liked this story in part but not quite as much as William Vitelli other two books.
This would appeal to voyeurs and exhibitionists as boyfriend Rober...moreI liked this story in part but not quite as much as William Vitelli other two books.
This would appeal to voyeurs and exhibitionists as boyfriend Robert has set up cameras everywhere in girlfriend Jackie's flat and by phone and laptop and while away on business gets her to follow his instructions implicitly and within the set time limits. Although she initially baulks at some instructions but she complies or faces Robert's punishments on return and he is watching.
He pushes her exhibition buttons and his own voyeur ones too but then introduces his friend Jason to share initially as voyeur. Now one thing that if it had been real would have been terrifying and hence note it is dub con. Sent to bed with mask and no touch she is awoken by a strange male... and has to follow his instructions. The terror of waking blindfold to some strange man with out prior knowledge well... Now we come and that has innuendo...come cum cummm becums a big part of this story and so I added a cum slut shelf. Bit too much for me but some will love it...possibly men!