Tag: erotica

23. ‘Hotel Iris’ by Yoko Ogawa

Sometimes you just want to slip back into the familiar embrace of a writer you already know and love. Sometimes that embrace is dark, uncomfortable and a little scary. Still, it’s exactly how you remembered it. Yoko Ogawa… Read More

34. ‘Story of O’ by Pauline Réage (Anne Desclos)

I’ve been wanting to read real, quality erotica ever since I first picked up Fifty Shades and found myself appalled. Surely, I thought, there must be far far better in this genre? Surely there must be something that… Read More

A very sexy story

I can be a merciless critic when I don’t like something, and a certain sexy story has come under my scrutiny a lot in the last few years. But they do say, “those who can’t write, criticise.” Well, fine…. Read More

42. ‘Beautiful You’ by Chuck Palahniuk

I really didn’t know what to make of this book when I first started reading it. The opening is shocking, to say the least: it is told from the perspective of a woman as she is raped, publicly,… Read More

50. ‘The Pleasures of Autumn’ by Evie Hunter

My only real experience with erotic literature has been, unfortunately, the Fifty Shades trilogy. Given that those books are unutterable crap, I haven’t exactly had a great introduction to the genre, which is why I jumped at the… Read More