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  • The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty

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The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty

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Author: Anne Rice writing as A.N. Roquelaure
Book Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Publishing
ISBN: 0452281423

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  1. Rape, Torture, and Stockholm Syndrome  star rating

    Posted by Siobhan on May 2nd 2016

    Texture and material construction: The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty is a BDSM take on what happens to the fairytale princess after she is awakened by her prince. In the story, Beauty is awakened and claimed by the prince (by kissing her and forcing intercourse on her still sleeping body) and taken back to his kingdom to be trained as a sex slave. Apparently his kingdom takes “tributes,” aka princes and princesses from the surrounding kingdoms, and makes them sex slaves for a certain number of years supposedly to teach them humility and self-control. The writing, regardless of subject matter, was OK. I would describe the book overall though as inventive, yet dark and disturbing. If you are put off by rape and torture this is not the book for you.

    Review Details: Finishing this book was really hard for me. I am not a part of the BDSM community but I occasional enjoy books with those themes. I’ve read a good number of stories with pain and exchanges of power; however, all of those involved consent. There was an understanding and mutual non-coercive pleasure. Because that has always been my reading experience, I was utterly unprepared for this book. There is no consent in this book. It is a story of rape, torture, and Stockholm syndrome. The whole theme is raping and beating these sex slaves until they like it; until they are utterly devoted to their master/mistress. What this book describes is physical, mental, and emotional torture and I found it wildly disturbing. I almost gave up after the first couple of chapters. The only thing that made me continue was my need to know what happened to Beauty and the other slave Alexi (I of course then found out it was a trilogy and wanted to kick myself). I can’t lie, there were certain parts of the book I found arousing and that will likely stay in my mental Rolodex. The rest of it though I kind of wish I could scrub from my memory. I know it’s not real. I know it’s just a fantasy. And I really do hate to “ewww” someone else’s “yum.” But I tend to feel strong emotional connections to characters and reading what happened to them just ended up being emotionally painful for me. Reading about what Alexi suffered (which he actually describes on multiple occasions as rape just in case there is any doubt) because of his resistance, mostly just made me want to cry and left a horrible unsettled feeling in my chest. The connection I formed to the characters was simply not the titillating one that was likely intended. I mostly just wanted them to escape, which was a complete impossibility. This was absolutely not the book for me. This was clearly written for a specific audience and I am not a part of it. Now, if you are someone who fantasies about being controlled without consent and want a story that you can project yourself into, this may be a good book for you. The writing wasn’t bad. The only negative thing I can say about the actual technical writing is that the ending was very random and didn't seem to fit with the rest of the story line. Other than that though it was fine. And although I find the scenes hard to take, I can admit that they are quite inventive (though at times not at all physically possible). This book could very well be a safe way to enhance your fantasy. However, if you are someone like me who, even in fantasy, needs to know that everyone is in agreement in their play, someone who isn’t aroused by rape, you should probably pass on this one. This is one trilogy I will not be finishing.

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