Pete Farris Farris itibaren Mechanicsville, PA 18934, USA
This book was awful. Ostensibly an anthropological/sociological analysis of BDSM, it was nothing more than a poorly organized collection of the author's own pet hypotheses and pseudo-psychological takes on the subject, made all the more annoying by the fact that he expressed his all-too-subjective views as objective facts. On top of all this the editing was atrocious and the author's attempts at humor were awkward and stilted, making for a tiresome screed that was truly a chore to slog through. Seriously, I want those hours of my life back.
I enjoyed reading this book because it had went more in depth into the tale of Beauty and the Beast than usual. I liked all the details the short fairy tale version leaves out and I remember thinking the description was vivid. This book started a short obsession with this fairy tale and other fairy tales.