This Blog is Dedicated to our dear friend Karen.
When she left this life she left a hole in our hearts as well as several to be read books.
We, her friends, will read these books for her.
This blog will be a sort of book club for us to post our thoughts and feelings about the stories and feelings we have of Karen while we read.
Friday, June 5, 2015
#201 Beauty's Punishment by Anne Rice
So, in the first book there was very little real plot. A lot of activity, but it was all "I do this stuff to you, now go over there and they'll do some more stuff to you, and now come back here and I'll do some different stuff to you, and do you like it? Then I'm not going to do it, I'll do this other stuff instead."
In this second volume, Beauty and Tristan (another slave) are taken down to the village, so the villagers can do some more stuff to them. But at least it's a change of scenery. And the chapters alternate between Beauty's story and Tristan's. We begin to see the soul-searching that we saw a little of at the end of book one; Beauty and Tristan both, for different reasons, begin to recognize that they want and "need" the kind of treatment they're receiving. There is a bit of self-realization beginning to develop in these two characters (although the rest of the characters remain pretty one-dimensional).
And then, finally, at the end of the book, there's a bit of actual plot, some things start to actually happen. And the book ends.
Unlike the first volume, which I felt failed as erotica, this volume seemed to "keep my interest ", if you know what I mean. Perhaps it was because half of the story is told from the male character's point of view. At any rate, I feel this was more successful as a piece of erotic writing. And there was more happening (plot-wise) than in the first volume, so this was more entertaining to read in general.