Originally Posted by aliadam
I think it's somewhat "housewife voyeurism". I've not read them. I admit I'm mildly interested since EVERYONE is talking about them, but I just can't get into S&M type stuff, and I've heard he beats the crap out of her. Not my style.
This is another reason I just could not get into it. I KNOW some people get into S&M but frankly when it went from mildly turning me on (some scenes) to definitely turning me OFF and sickening me, I had to just abandon it. He does beat the crap out of her and this just goes way beyond anything that I would even consider pleasurable. Actually I've been doing a bit of looking into why S&M is even remotely interesting to some people and it's about power - the total lack of it or the total power and that how it can even be 'healthy'. . OK, but the main character admits that he's ***ked up so where does that put the S&M community? Anyway, it reminded me too much of my friend's SIL that was abused by her husband sexually and otherwise. So out it went. Thank God I didn't pay to read it.