rinalia (rinalia) wrote,

Book Challenge - The Sleeping Beauty trilogy

The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty
Beauty's Punishment
Beauty's Release

Author: Anne Rice (aka: A.N. Roquelaure)

Challenge Reason: Pornographic (oh noes, sex!). Columbus Metropolitan Library removed the trilogy in 1996 after a complaint from a library patron. Also removed from Lake Lanier Regional Library system in Gwinnett County, Georgia, in 1992. (Source)

Summary: Beauty isn't awakened with a kiss, but with intercourse by a prince who hails from a land ruled by a perverted Queen and Court. Princes and Princesses come to the Court for "training" on subjugation, submission, pleasure and pain. The trilogy follows Beauty's struggles.

These books are very graphic and erotic. I wouldn't rec'd them to most people (myself included). I'm not sure what the moral or theme was supposed to be, except that there are a lot of ways one can violate another's body. I only read parts of the last book, because I was curious as to what happened to Beauty.

Definitely not the type of books I'm interested in, but to each their own. 

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Tags: 2008 book list
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