The Curious Kinky Person’s Guide to the Fifty Shades trilogy, ebook edition

 

Cover_test3a_200x300Title: The Curious Kinky Person’s Guide to the Fifty Shades trilogy

Author name: Peter Tupper

Ebook ISBN: 978-0-9919405-0-9 (Amazon Kindle); 978-0-9919405-1-6 (Smashwords)

Word count: 88,000

Principal genre: Human Sexuality

Secondary genre: Literary Criticism

Other tags/categories/genres: erotica, history, fanfiction, bdsm, sadomasochism, romance

EL James’ Fifty Shades erotic romance trilogy, about the sadomasochistic relationship between a naïve college student and a brooding billionaire, broke sales records around the world and will become a feature film. Knowing that this book would be many people’s introduction to the world of consensual sadomasochism, or BDSM, Peter Tupper, a journalist and historian who has been studying the history of BDSM since 2005, began a series of blog postings, critiquing the book’s depiction of bondage and discipline chapter by chapter. Instead of the romantic-comedy-with-bondage-and-spanking he expected, the author found a twisted psychodrama of lust, greed and fear, written by someone who has only the faintest idea of how consensual BDSM should work. Instead of a critique, it became a diagnosis of how a deeply abusive relationship between a childish, terrified woman and a mentally unstable billionaire with his private security guards could be read as a love story. Solving that riddle involves a journey through 18th century romances, the link between vampires and capitalism, The Godfather II, and the tangled boundaries between romance and abuse.

This ebook contains a revised and expanded version of material previously published on historyofbdsm.com.

Available at:

  • Amazon
  • Smashwords (coming soon)

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