Thursday, September 1, 2011

Subtext: A Modern Day Tale of Female Submission, by Kate Marley

{Please also see my re-review here}

Description from

Kate is a submissive. In this candid account she explains exactly what that means and what exactly an independent, 21st Century woman gets out of relinquishing her power and personal freedom to a dominant man for their mutual pleasure. From the endorphin rush of her first spanking right through to being collared, Kate explains in frank and explicit fashion the road she travels as she reconciles her sexual needs with the rest of her life. She'd call it her journey if, in the current climate, that didn't make her sound like a reality TV reject. Suffice to say, if you've ever wondered how, when and why a woman would beg someone to cane her until she comes - or if that's even possible - then this is the book for you. And if you haven't, well this book will give you an insight into the deep end of a dating pool you never knew existed. 

Amazon lists this book as available in Kindle and Paperback format.  I read it on my Kindle. 

Well, first of all the writing is quite funny.  Marley is a journalist and therefore skilled with words and how they express the story.  She is very frank and straightforward, and with a story like this, it means she is quite explicit in her explanations and details.  If you're the kind of person who is used to words like cock and cunt in everyday life, you won't be offended by her manner.

Somehow, Marley reminds me of Belle du Jour.  She details extremely explicit scenes direct from her own experience, but in a way that makes you feel like she's telling you what she had for lunch.  Don't get me wrong, her life is exciting - in all meanings of the word - but she is just so matter-of-fact in telling it, I personally found it difficult to "use" a lot of the scenes as porn (if you get my drift).  She reminds me of me and my friends, in that she doesn't sound embarrassed using the words she uses (like cock, cunt, whore etc) or like they are shameful or wrong.  They are just words and they enhance the sexuality, and yes, sensuality of her experiences like "cleaner" words could never do.

If you are into an honest and frank biography of a person who has some of the most intense sexual D/s encounters and is also a modern, independent woman looking for love - like an R-rated Sex and the City, but in London - then I would absolutely urge you to read this, again and again.  It really is a great story, a lot of fun to read, and I really got to like the heroine a lot.  Read excerpts to your partner; use it for inspiration.  Read it on the bus in anticipation of future events.  Love it like I did.

Four cocks!

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