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Ernest Greene’s “Master of O” – I read a lot of erotica. A lot. I’m a bit of a snob when it comes to the crafting of a delicious sexy story and therefore, I’m very hard to please. In addition, BDSM is admittedly not my oeuvre, and I am usually looking at the ceiling and twirling my hair around my finger when there is any discussion of it, yet … after reading the foreword by the author with insight as to his first experience reading the classic “Story of O,” well it had me more than intrigued.
Ernest Greene has spun a tale of instinctive, un-erasable sexual predilections and the lengths to which we will go to gratify its relentless scraping at our deepest id. Greene has re-imagined what was once the definitive story of “master & slave” into something more contemporary, savant, and in my humble opinion, more erotically entertaining and indulgent of the sybaritic senses than the original. Even though the world of BDSM had not been tantalizing to me, I was rapt within the sensual gluttony, so expertly woven within this compelling story, that it became a frequent theme of my sexual fantasies.
If one of the purposes of art (to put it simplistically) is to challenge the viewer an with an experience they wouldn’t normally be privy to, and then perhaps forever affect the way they perceive, even just a little bit, then Ernest Greene has created a work of art, as I am forever changed by the reading of “Master of O.”
I highly recommend the “Master of O” to anyone who is even slightly curious to peek into a world different from their own, as well as anyone who just wants a good, hot, explosively sexy read.
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