Two adaptations of erotic characters into comic strip form. Guido Crepax visualises the stories of De Sade’s “Justine” and Pauline Reage’s “O” being initiated into. The Story of O [Pauline Reage, Guido Crepax] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The classic is back! Pauline Reage’s classic of submission. This is the illustrated version of the classic story of submission, bondage, & discipline. Beautifully illustrated by the fantastic artist Guido Crepax, his black & white.

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Published September 28th by Eurotica first published November 1st To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Story of Oplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Dec 20, Lauren Salerno added it. This ugido a banned book off my list of to read. I didn’t know this going in. The final chapters of the Story of O were not originally published. It was only 10 years later that they were published separately in “Return to the Chateau”.

I just spent all last night and this morning crspax to figure it out. It drove me that crazy. There’s not a page that goes by where someone’s not naked or engaging in a sexual act of some sort. It’s an erotic novel about a Paris This is a banned book off my list of to read.

It’s an erotic novel about a Parisian woman on her journey as a slave. THAT much sex, to me, gets boring. I just don’t care after a while. However, with the BDSM dynamic thrown in, there’s something larger unfolding that’s only hinted at in those last couple of paragraphs that tell you what happens in the suppressed chapters.

Something interesting and horrible that saves the book from being guidk pornography. I don’t think I’ll rate this book without reading the second book, to be honest. I don’t think I’ll be disappointed though. What I did like BDSM power dynamics is my favorite subject to investigate in human sexuality studies. There are no two stories that are the same.

Protocols, levels of submission, who is in control?

The Story Of O

The Story of O got a lot of backlash from feminists who thought it glorified violence against women. It’s just not that simple. Yes, O is debased and beaten, but it’s clear that she takes pleasure from it and she is reminded over and over again that she can choose to leave. I think the author anticipated that not everyone would understand this, and that’s why we get the character Anne-Marie.

It lets readers see that there’s not just one dynamic, but many. In this diversity, there is certainly a space where women have an guidl amount of power. Aug 24, Chelsea Locke rated it it was amazing. This book is a classic. This book holds several foundations for the culture which it describes and, to keep away from the misconception that this book simply objectifies women or that O is a “weak” individual, it must be understood that in the real sub-culture men play the same roles as O does in this book and that O’s story is about some individuals’ need to tap into a part of their psyche that most of us simply do not possess.


Yes, many if not all of these things really happen. No, these things are not “perverted” or “grotesque”. This is simply an alternative lifestyle which seems extreme by the standards of mainstream western culture.

I would like to point out that besides O’s alternative sexual preferences, she was a functioning part of her society, complete with a career, an apartment which she paid for before Rene’s appearance in her life, and she continued to keep up her facade of conforming to a “normal” daily life like her coworkers despite her private life; no one besides those she chose to expose her secret life to knew about guixo conditions of her willing servitude.

When one considers how little they actually know about those they deal with on a daily basis it begs the question, “how common are these types of alternative lifestyles? Those who enjoy a literary style and are ok with erotica.

I found this dark crepwx fascinating as well as titillating. Fascinating because of the insight into the oof named simply “O”, and titillating because the sex scenes were, well, titillating; graphic without being gross. The narrator completely drew me in to the mind and emotions of “O”, as she teIls the story from “O”s point of view. At first it is hard to accept that any woman would conse I found this dark tale fascinating as well as titillating. At first it is hard to accept that any woman would consent to such abuse and subjugation, and I was waiting for the turning point where O comes to her senses and realises she is being used like a whore by a pimp.

But as the story unfolds we learn that however she was led into this life of depravity, O really does want to be subjugated and abused, and it gives her physical and emotional ztory. Where others judge oof are disgusted by her actions, O is proud of her condition as a sex slave. The story is authored by a woman, reputedly to titillate her own lover, and I started wondering whether she might have first hand knowledge of the Paris BDSM scene, or whether it was all the product of imagination; at the conclusion I was still wondering, because O’s story does border on incredible, particularly one scene where she consents to being branded with a hot iron.

The story ends spoiler comingwhere we see that O has become the ultimate sex object, in a literal sense. The author also offers an alternate ending, which some readers may prefer. I would give it 5 stars but at times I did stumble with the prose; this I think may be a translation issue because the writing is quite beautiful.

Jun 23, Kristen rated it liked it. I didn’t find this crepac.

I found it disturbing. This woman is preyed upon thinking if she submits to what her lover wants, he will never leave her. She is passed around like property, given to other people, treated like an object not an object of desirebeaten, deformed, and branded. And no one really seems to love her the way she loves them. Sure, I get the concept of total submission, but there was never any respect given to O as a submissive.


She said that she was proud of her wantonness a I didn’t find this sexy. She said that she was proud of her wantonness and enjoyed this treatment, but she was left scared and scarred in a time that women didn’t have the say that they do today. May 29, Paul rated it did not like it. The edition I read is not shown here. I had high expectations of this book given its long history, but I was ultimately very disappointed by the book.

It helps to know that the book was apparently written by a woman who wrote BDSM type stories for her boyfriend who wanted such a relationship with her. She, however, was not interested and wrote about the subject for him, instead, maybe as a means of compensation for not complying with his desires.

This explains alot when it comes The edition I read is not shown here. This explains alot when it comes to assessing how the novel was written. Firstly there’s the problem with substance being lost in translation.

From French into English. The whole style is stilted as a result. It doesn’t translate well.

Justine and the Story of O by Guido Crepax

Pages are blocked into just one paragraph. Sentences go on forever and do not read well. Most importantly, however, is that it is clear that the writer does not understand anything at all about BDSM relationships. We have a woman who is effectively abducted, beaten and gang-raped, then passed on to someone else to use by her boyfriend.

There is no talk of her feelings or emotions during any of this. It is all action and no substance. All she ever says is ‘I love you’ which is meaningless in this context.

Justine and the Story of O

The woman is presented as an object throughout not as someone who is willingly participating. I may have missed something by finishing about halfway though, but I doubt it. One of the few occasions that I haven’t completed a read.

Ultimately it was boring and I wouldn’t recommend it. Oct 05, Vitri Mayastuti added it. I don’t know if it’s because of bad translation or the style of the writting, but I found this book is boring and exploiting violence too much. I don’t understand how a smart girl like O can do things depicted in this book. Maybe I haven’t reached the explanation part, but so far Nov 11, Landjonker rated it it was amazing.

A very well written story about delightful submissive girl O and the people around her.

Sep 15, Giulia Comerio rated it really liked it. L’ho divorato in 40 minuti.