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So that’s why I’m expecting that I’ll not even finish reading this book because of that past experience and pretty much I have so many dear GR friends who have rated this book 1 star.

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The story is pretty much what I remembered. Spanking while strung up like a roast pig, spanking while scurrying on hands and feet to pick up things, spanking while bridled incl. And some feminists, mainly ultrafeminists, in their quest for egalitarian power, also forgot about it. The narrator tells us that the raison d’etre behind this feast of flesh, vaginal juices and cum, is to humilliate the would-be rulers of the world, humanize them into becoming wise.

I adjusted completely to people knowing I’d written them. I can’t even call this a rape fantasy, because that still would require that the slaves in this book have any kind of recourse to stop the fantasy. At Lockely’s inn Beauty meets the Captain of the Guard, who claiminv her to pleasure him and then takes her to a drunken orgy with his soldiers.

This really is the poor man’s Marquis de Sade, because as much as I freaking hate de Sade, he did it first or at least, most famously and he shocked the hell out of everyone.

Even though this book is definitely out of my comfort zone, it could have kept kf interested if Ms.

She is then greeted by Innana, one of the Sultan’s wives, with clai,ing she copulates and is shocked to discover that Innana’s clitoris has been surgically removed.

My paper books disintegrated many years ago So, how should I start this review ranting of mine? View all 22 comments. The only one that somewhat intrigued me was Prince Alexi, who then lost all points with me when he unemotionally recounted the tale of his own abuse. And approaching her, he gave a soft gasp as he touched her cheek, and her teeth through her parted lips, and then her tender rounded eyelids.


It picks up the Sleeping Beauty tale from the moment the Prince kisses her and spins a three-book saga of what happens next. I purchased this book originally to read aloud with my best friend as a joke of some sort.

REVIEW: The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty by Anne Rice | Reading in Bed

That’s why I’m not rating this book, as it wouldn’t be fair to lower its average rating “on purpose” – not that I think one rating would cause such “damage”, but anyway Second, this is shamelessly erotic.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Sold at auction, she will soon experience the tantalizing punishments of “the village,” as her education in love, cruelty, dominance, submission, and tenderness is turned over to the brazenly handsome Captain of the Guard. View all 90 comments.

I’m not a fan of pure erotica and I’m no expert in BDSM, so it was pretty much obvious from the start that I wouldn’t enjoy this read.

And he even paraded the princess body to the crowd and he even post her and tied her and then he called out an old man to touch her breast etc. The captors are all described as tall, big, or imposing.

Here the Prince awakens Beauty, not with a kiss, but with sexual initiation. It pulls no punches at being what it is. Learn how your comment data is processed. When the prince arrived at their castle and then you’ll be introduced with different sex slaves in the castle.

Years ago, I published a novel about the eighteenth-century castrati opera singers, titled Cry to Heaven. The Prince who claims her professes to be obsessed with her, that he loves her like no other, yet is the one who begins the rape, abuse and humiliation.

People in general are “out of the closet” as enjoyers of erotic books. Also moral of the story: It has to be remembered that within the frame of a sadomasochistic fantasy like the Beauty trilogy, the readers are invited to identify with and enjoy the predicament of the slaves.

I think I’m going to have to suck up the price and buy ecopies of book 2 and 3 also. Notify me of new posts via email.


Thus I could say no more, because up to now, I am still having shivers just thinking of the cruelty every slave had to endure, and the taste of anus, which unfortunately, Anne Rice described in graphic detail. Then, she’s taken from her kingdom, made to march naked to the prince’s kingdom with her arms behind her neck, is molested by courtiers when she arrives in .an.roquelaure new castle, and is repeatedly beaten and basically raped for their pleasure thereafter.

The dominant characters were also shown with foibles, which made them more interesting than perfect, rigid masters. When the cart arrives at an orchard, he is ordered to collect apples with his mouth, and trained to “satisfy” other human ponies in the stable.

In what world is this erotic??? Thanks for that Ann Rice, you perv, I really enjoyed it! However, if you’re willing to delve into the most traumatic process of skin delayering, until you see the darkest and most beautiful part of the human soul in a character, then you’ve claimiing to the right place.

Dec 22, Kewpie rated it liked it. But I do have a problem with rape presented as being okay and even sexy.

Anne Rice (Writing as A. N. Roquelaure) – The Sleeping Beauty Trilogy

Prism of the Night: Next, ask to see some of the principal binding phase in Portland Or you two decide that they are called to come. The chapters are written from the points of view of Beauty and her male friends. Someone brought a copy back to a bookstore in Stockton, California, and demanded his money back.

Some versions of the tale have Beauty raped and pregnant while sleeping, and only waking up after childbirth. And once again Rice’s fabulous tale of pleasure and pain dares to explore the most primal and well-hidden desires of the human heart. And then her blue eyes opened. I guess if you’re into books where the author’s sole purpose was to write about as much sex as possible, and you’re OK with people treating each beahty worse than they would treat an animal, you might like this book.