Category — Book Review
The Fifty Shades of Grey tide got my interest and I bought the entire trilogy. I can understand what captured the imagination of the many buyers, but, in my opinion, the story was overwritten and, as we now know, a derivative from the Twilight (Stephanie Meyer) saga. I’m happy for E. L. James, the phenomenal sales and, what’s more important, the dialog it created. I know the titillation value attracted many buyers, but the story is not really that complex, almost didactic in scope.
Last night, I finished reading Edge Play X by M. Jarrett Wilson. Take Fifty Shades and ratchet it up a few notches, add better vocabulary, more complex characters and a story requiring you to think, and you’ll get closer to Edge Play X.
Edge Play X also uses BDSM as a device, but here it’s much more part of the story. The central character, X, a Dominatrix, is also an artist, but ‘allows’ herself to be hired out by those wishing to rôle play a submissive. We meet her as she’s being kidnapped by a CIA agent, who asks her to set up a multi-billionaire for possible blackmail.
While it seems the main theme breathes as class wars: authority figures, the extreme rich and recognition, there are other forces working behind the scenes, which wrap the above within its confine.
Edge Play X is a much more cogent book, than what you may expect and it takes the reader on an intelligent journey, one requiring the reader to think and not be passive.
May 7, 2012 No Comments