Story of O - book by Ballantine Books - review by Sir

Story of O

Book by Ballantine Books

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The Story of O, or Histoire d'O, is a book about a woman's transformation into a submissive young slave. It was written by a French writer who wrote it for fairly odd reasons, which makes it understandable why it's such a horrid read. The book itself was so badly written that it truly made me feel sorry once I got to the end that I had wasted my time reading it. It was a frustration to read, and it isn't a good portrayal of BDSM, or any other, relationships.
Plot, characters were pompous, O was a brat, poorly written.
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review
My experience? Aggravation, a headache, and a waste of time when I could have been working on papers.
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  • Sir
    Je suis d'accord, Gardenvy. Merci, et de rien!
  • joja
    Thank you SO MUCH for this review, it was hilarious and I really needed a review of this book that wasn't just raving.
  • Sir
    You're very welcome, Prax, and thank you for the comment!
  • ~LaUr3n~
    I love your vocabulary
  • jankit
    Thanks for the review! The examples and explanations you provided were illuminating. I don't know if I'll like the characters or writing style... seems almost childish. But, as you say, it was written in a bygone era and translated from its original French, so let's take it with a grain of salt.
  • G.L. Morrison
    The literary snob in me is shocked and offended that you didn't appreciate this classic but to be very fair it is fairly offensive by today's bdsm standards.
  • Illusional
    Wonderful review! I'm glad I wasn't alone in this view.
  • JessCee
    I just finished this book... I'm so glad I'm not the only one who felt this way. I've seen it praised to no end, and I thought there might be something wrong with me because I hated it so much! I got so aggravated because I'd have to read a paragraph of a sentence over and over trying to understand what the hell was going on! I thought I may have dropped to a 3rd grade reading level or something!

    So thanks for the validation of my opinion hahaha. You're right, the example you provided is NOT the worst! Ughh, I'm actually annoyed just thinking about it...
  • cocomo
    lol thanks
  • alayamae
    Thanks for the review!
  • Pixel
    Yay, I'm glad I'm not in the minority in thinking this was a stupid and poorly written book! Thank you for the honest review.
  • melissa1973
    Ouch!! Thanks for the review and for stearing me away from it.. Great review by the way..
  • SubmissiveFeminist
    I'm sorry you didn't like this. I'm still really tempted to read it, though. Just for the experience. =P
  • <3BF
    I felt the same feeling at the end, like I had just wasted my time.
  • *Camoprincess*
    Sorry this didn't work out for you
    I am now also following your blog
  • Stinkytofu10
    Great review. Wow, it really sounds like a terrible book.
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