Day 21: Favorite BDSM related book (fiction or non-fiction)

I love to read. I love books. I love a good plot. In my life I have read quite a lot of books, but very little books that where BDSM related. However, there is one of the few I have read that certainly is my favorite.

Source: wikipedia.org

Found on wikipedia:

Published in French by Jean-Jacques Pauvert, Story of O is a tale of female submission about a beautiful Parisian fashion photographer, O, who is blindfolded, chained, whipped, branded, pierced, made to wear a mask, and taught to be constantly available for oral, vaginal, and anal intercourse. Despite her harsh treatment, O grants permission beforehand for everything that occurs, and her permission is consistently sought.

At the beginning of the story, O’s lover, René, brings her to the château of Roissy, where she is trained to serve the men of an elite group. After this first period of training is finished, as a demonstration of their bond and his generosity, René hands O to Sir Stephen, a more dominant master. René wants O to learn to serve someone whom she does not love, and someone who does not love her. Over the course of this training, O falls in love with Sir Stephen and believes him to be in love with her as well. While her vain friend and lover, Jacqueline, is repulsed by O’s chains and scars, O herself is proud of her condition as a willing slave. During the summer, Sir Stephen decides to move O to Samois, an old mansion solely inhabited by women for advanced training and body modifications related to submission. There she agrees to receive a branding and a labia piercing with rings marked with Sir Stephen’s initials and insignia. At the climax, O appears as a slave, nude but for an owl-like mask, before a large party of guests who treat her solely as an object.

In my opinion this book is not just a book – it’s a work of art.

I am open to any suggestions for other BDSM related books to read.

(written on 25.08.2010)

© Rebel’s Notes

6 thoughts on “Day 21: Favorite BDSM related book (fiction or non-fiction)

  1. ((2nd attempt))
    I loved the book to a certain point. I found her Masters to be inadequate and irresponsible. It seemed they had no responsibility to her and she was used up and discarded.
    It’s been a while since I have read it, please correct me if I am wrong here.

    • It did have quite a twist to the end, yes, but the words that really saddened me were:
      QUOTE
      There exists a second ending to the story of O, according to which O, seeing that Sir Stephen was about to leave her, said she would prefer to die. Sir Stephen gave her his consent.
      UNQUOTE

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