The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty
"Something very special . . . at once so light and yet so haunting." —The AdvocateIn the traditional folktale of "Sleeping Beauty," the spell cast upon the lovely young princess and everyone in her castle can only be broken by the kiss of a Prince. It is an ancient story, one that originally... show more
"Something very special . . . at once so light and yet so haunting." —The AdvocateIn the traditional folktale of "Sleeping Beauty," the spell cast upon the lovely young princess and everyone in her castle can only be broken by the kiss of a Prince. It is an ancient story, one that originally emerged from and still deeply disturbs the mind's unconscious. Now Anne Rice, writing as A.N. Roquelaure, retells the Beauty story and probes the unspoken implications of this lush, suggestive tale by exploring its undeniable connection to sexual desire. Here the Prince awakens Beauty, not with a kiss, but with sexual initiation. His reward for ending the hundred years of enchantment is Beauty's complete and total enslavement to him . . . as Anne Rice explores the world of erotic yearning and fantasy in a classic that becomes, with her skillful pen, a compelling experience. Readers of Fifty Shades of Grey will indulge in Rice’s deft storytelling and imaginative eroticism, a sure-to-be classic for years to come."Articulate, baroque, and fashionably pornographic." —Playboy
Publish date: May 1st 1999
Pages no: 253
Edition language: English
Series: Sleeping Beauty (#1)
It's like, uh, nasty. Extremely kinky BDSM without much else. It's 99% porn, basically.It involves lots of tedious spanking-spanking-raping-spanking-raping, pointless dialogues (like people in the book have no other concerns than each other's behinds, grrr!), unconcensual stuff. I'm no prude and am ...
Ok, my thoughts...I, um...what the hell was this?!?! I hated the whole thing and it is not even well written. I would not call this book erotica but it is filled with sex just not the kind that gets you carpal tunnel. I felt sorry for everyone's asses through out the entire book because it was full ...
I wanted to like this (at least) I mean, Sleeping Beauty mashed with forced submission and other kinkyness? I should love it, but it just was too much for me. I like my dark reads but not when it turns into more of sadism. Sorry to say, not for me.
I really have no words to describe precisely how revolting I found this book. If I didn't know better, I would think it had been written by a greatly disturbed teenager.Anne Rice is a good writer. She's a good story teller. She can write sensual scenes very well, based on my limited experience with ...