O is a young, beautiful fashion photographer in Paris. One day her lover, René, takes her to a château, where she is enslaved, with René's approval, and systematically sexually assaulted by various other men. Later, René turns O over to Sir Stephen, an English friend who intensifies the brutality. But the final humiliation is yet to come.
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"A rare thing, a pornographic book well written and without a trace of obscenity." (Graham Greene)
I'm Married 25 years with 5 sons. I love romance anything to do with love, love and more love. I am officially a audible junkie :)
no not really
I didn't care for the narrator
This is my opinion...I read this book about 16 years ago, give or take a few years. This book is quite hard to forget. Rene- O's boyfriend takes her to Roissy ( a house of torture) she is raped, beaten, humiliated and she does it because she loves Rene. At the end of her time there Rene gives her to Sir Stephen H. I hated Rene at that time in the book. his character is just a whimpy, stupid man. Sir Stephen takes over and tortures, disfigures and rapes O constantly, By the end of the book she doesn't know her head from a hole in the ground. One of the endings had something to do with Sir Stephen leaving and she was going to kill herself and he gave her his permission, I was thinking.... she really should.... I think everyone should read this book (listen to it) I enjoy reading different opinions. Also this book is not easily forgotten.
This story was really hard to listen to, I would not not listen to it again nor would I recommend it to friends, it was difficult to listen to due to the subject matter and the nature of the torture.
None of the Erotic books I have listened to prior
I have not listened to this author prior
I found this book upsetting as it crossed the line mentally as to what I find acceptable as "willing" participants
I did not dislike the writing, how it was translated or the reader; they were all well done. My issues are personal and with the subject matter relating to how "O" and the other women were mentally and physically degraded and harmed.
Yes. I tried to read the book and stopped by the 1st chapter
The opening at the House
It's just outdated and strange. There are some good parts, but really, it's like a museum piece.
I always love this narrator. But I'd rather listen to her read anything else than this awful book.
It was the voice of the narrator. It was the most boring, dragging put you to sleep. Finally after three tries," I SAY THE HELL WITH IT".
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