At the moment I am very busy with Alter's rewrites. But as I am not a machine, I do need to take some time out to do other things. One of them of course is reading. I have books that I read for fun and some that I am reading for work. This blog post is only about the books I'm reading for fun.
This weekend I am reading Anne Rice's The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty. The original copyright information inside it is from 1983, so this one has been in circulation for a long time. They have redone the covers, adding a tag line 'If you liked 50 Shades of Grey, You'll love the Sleeping Beauty Trilogy'
I'm only 20% in and at first I was really surprised at the ages of Beauty and the Prince (15 and 18) but then I had to put it into perspective as it is set in the time of castles and kingdoms just like the original fairy tale - however, this is definitely nothing like the original. So far, I'm liking it. With my current writing schedule though, I'll be lucky to finish it this weekend. But I'll at least be finished by next week.
Here's the blurb from Penguin US-
'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, writing as A.N. Roquelaure, retells the Beauty story and probes the unspoken implications of this lush, suggestive tale by exploring its undeniable connection to sexual desire. Here the Prince awakens 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, acompelling experience. Readers of Fifty Shades of Grey will indulge in Rice's deft storytelling and imaginative eroticism, a sure-to-be classic for years to come.
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DISCLAIMER: Please be advised that this excerpt contains adult content.'
What are you reading this weekend?