Submission, Paperback Book
2 out of 5 (1 rating)


You'll want to scream, but you'll be gagged. You'll want to cry, but you'll be blindfolded. You'll want to run away, but you'll be tied up. You'll have no way of begging me, I'll do what I want with you.

Sexual obsession, domination and extreme lust - Submission is the story of a young married Parisian lawyer who is drawn into a sado-masochistic relationship.

A handsome stranger she meets in the courts issues her with a series of instructions which she finds herself compelled to follow.

As the violence of their encounters escalates, it becomes a dangerous addiction that she can't break.

But how far can she go and how much of her life will she risk in the process?

Based on the author's own experiences, this astonishing book sent shockwaves through the French establishment.


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Interesting voice that becomes tedious about half way through. It seemed the author was reaching for the prize of The Greatest Unrequited Lust and both of the main characters' machinations kept the story moving, but the end falls apart. It is quite possible that if something was lost in this translation, it was that the ability to keep this reader in sympathy with character failed gradually at first and finally and irrevocably at the end of the book. Tragic.

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