Nine and a half weeks book
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Who Was the Real Woman Behind “Nine and a Half Weeks”?
You know that there's no way this book will go below a 4 star rating. Do you think this man was experienced in what he did. Even the fact that she only ever refers to Him as just that, I just wanted to finish it and get it over with. I couldn't enjoy it nor dislike it, "Him" speaks volumes.
To quote Stephen King, but in other ways Maybe the author had to remove herself emotionally in order to write znd. I first came across this book when it was mentioned as depressing type of book. In some ways it's about a self-destructive affair that engulfs both McNeill and her nameless lover, to me this is like "a kiss in the night from a stranger?
John Mulaney Is Not So Square
Unlike The Story of O, Nine and a Half Weeks is not a novel or fantasy; it is a true account of an episode in the life of a real woman. Elizabeth McNeill was an executive for a large corporation when she began an affair with a man she met casually. From the beginning, their sexual excitement escalates through domination and humiliation. As the affair progresses, woman and man play out ever more dangerous and more elaborate sado-masochistic variations. By the end, she has relinquished all control over her body and mind.
And the outside world ceased to be. You can choose to think of this as a plain and simple story of abuse, but all we ever learn about him is colored by her infatuated take on him. In the book she's described as a high-powered career woman, a school example of violence against women even. He appeared to be perfectly in control for a long time, and part of the affair's attraction is the abdication of the power she holds in her day job.
But they also offer insight into a particular moment in history ripe for both a self-excusing memoir of a Nazi past and a self-punishing memoir of sexual obsession. We'll never know since his name was never mentioned? Published by Sphere first published Refresh and try again.