The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty Author:Anne Rice as A. N. Roquelaure 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 distrurbs the mind's unconscious. Now Anne Rice's retelling of the Beauty story probes the unspoken implic... more »ations 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, a compelling experience.« less
A sick, perverted, and very twisted version of the classic fairy tale, and a fun read. If you are easily offended by unconventional sex and turned off by BDSM fantasy, then skip this series. However, if you've got an open mind and a great imagination, I definitely recommend this series for a few weekends of fantastic reading that will tickle the imagination.