Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty: Review

by A. N. Roquelaure
( Anne Rice)

In the traditional folktale of 'Sleeping Beauty,' the spell cast upon the lovely young princess and everyone in her castle can only be broken by the kiss of a Prince. It is an ancient story, one that originally emerged from and still deeply disturbs the mind's unconscious. Now Anne Rice's retelling of the Beauty story probes the unspoken implications of this lush, suggestive tale by exploring its undeniable connection to sexual desire. Here the Prince reawakens Beauty, not with a kiss, but with sexual initiation. His reward for ending the hundred years of enchantment is Beauty's complete and total enslavement to him…as Anne Rice explores the world of erotic yearning and fantasy in a classic that becomes, with her skillful pen, a compelling experience.

I enjoyed this book, but will put out that it is not for everyone, because it is pretty compelling in details.

I am giving this book 4 stars
The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty falls into these reading challenges...

I am about 15 books behind ( and that is being nice) on my blog. I am going to try my best to get them all done today, because if I don't I never will!!!
Until next time...
Happy Reading!

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