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Nine and a Half Weeks by Elizabeth McNeill
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Jun 12, 2009

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Very quick read. I'd seen the movie with Mickey Rourke and Kim Bassinger and was curious about the book which inspired it. This was certainly more dire than the film, and even more depressing. Somewhat like The Story of O in a more down to earth and totally contemporary setting. It does feel a bit like this is just the bare bones, that so much more could have been delved into in this relationship, the feelings and emotions which are so lightly sketched with such a distancing. But this somehow rings true - perhaps that was the only way this writer could bear to relate the story, if it is indeed a true story.

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