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The classic erotic memoir of an intense and haunting relationship that spawned the film. This is a love story so unusual, so passionate, and so extreme in its. Compre Nine and a Half Weeks: A Memoir of a Love Affair (P.S.) (English Edition) de Elizabeth McNeill na Confira também os eBooks mais. Editorial Reviews. From the Back Cover. The powerfully erotic memoir that inspired the site Store · site eBooks · Health, Fitness & Dieting.

I rarely read books and go, "Goddamn, why can't I meet someone who will dress me in boys underpants, make me pack a cock and then bitchslap me around? I had no idea this was a book, much less that this was a memoir written in the 70's under a pen name.

The book was very hard to put down. I was up until four in the morning reading this knowing I had to get up by seven. I definitely felt like I needed a cold shower after this one. It was hard not picture the young Mickey Rourke and myself as I read this. But somewhere down the line, this relationship started to feel a little uncomfortabl 3. But somewhere down the line, this relationship started to feel a little uncomfortable. The author was losing complete control of herself and the choices she made.

It was sexy to a point, but when this man requires you to be handcuffed every night to the table, to the bedpost, to the sink He starts requiring her to steal something from a store but when he scoffs her for the wimpy way she stole the item he pushes her to assault and rob someone in an elevator.

I would imagine a relationship like this would get boring real soon and the players would have to up the ante every time. This is what ends up happening. The stakes start getting higher, the demands more humiliating. What more can this relationship be based on after that? The book was written in a very detached way that added to the tension felt throughout the book. I thought it was the perfect style for this story. The reader is like a spectator, not there to make judgement, but to question themselves how far they would let this relationship go if they were in the author's place.

View all 14 comments. I classic written in Just not capturing their connection. Really struggling here! Oct 25, Rag added it Shelves: No rating This book was not what I expected. Don't get me wrong I knew this was a memoir, but when it finally set in that this actually happened to somebody, I felt uncomfortable.

I couldn't enjoy it nor dislike it, I just wanted to finish it and get it over with. I was confused as shit half of the time, and the writing wasn't all that great either. It was long and had some unnecessary things. It also took me long to finish because I wasn't looking forward. It also made me question, Why do we read No rating This book was not what I expected.

It also made me question, Why do we read books? And the answer to that was to escape life's bitchness. To have at least a couple hours in dreamland. And because this was actually someone's life and problems View all 10 comments.

Aug 24, boogenhagen rated it liked it Shelves: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. This one is interesting. The story of a "New Woman" in the 's having an extreme power exchange affair that breaks a lot of social and moral limits. Some parts of it are brutal, but the woman is clearly enjoying herself and enjoying the release she gets from not having to live up to what she built for herself in the 'real world'.

I get that, this lady was super successful in her job in a time when women were still being told to go to college to get a MRS not a MBA. As all things that start wit This one is interesting. As all things that start with a conflagration do, this one ended when the lady ended up not being able to keep her fantasy love affair and her real life compartmentalized. The lady has a nervous breakdown and we are told her lover drops her off at the hospital, where she undergoes treatment and that is the end of the affair and the story.

What is more interesting to me, besides the power dynamics the lady is so entranced with, is how many people assume her lover abandoned her at the end of the book. I don't think he did.

I think she was the one who ended the affair, probably based on the fact that any psychologist would have diagnosed the woman as having a mental illness at that time period and that probably caused her to conclude that to keep her 'real life' going, she would have to give her big love up.

To me the book reads like an eulogy to a deeply regretted choice, the choice to give up what really made her happy to satisfy the outward appearance demands of a world that clearly wouldn't condone what really made her feel free and fullfilled. I do believe she had regrets, but the regret was she bowed to convention and society and therefore lost what probably was the best experience of her life.

Given that the author of this book committed suicide several years later and wrote under a pseudonym so her daughter wouldn't suffer any backlash, I feel a deep sense of sadness for the lady who was so clearly devastated by the after effects of her affair. It has been many years since I read this one, but this book has made a lasting impression as a reminder that there is always different strokes for different folks and just because something isn't your cuppa, it doesn't mean you should judge others for their particular brand of tea.

View all 4 comments. Sep 16, DoctorM rated it it was amazing Shelves: I was a brand-new undergraduate, and the first part of the book was excerpted in Playboy.

I sat in my rooms at university stunned and amazed. This was It was darker than "O. I knew I had to go out and get a copy of the full book. All these years later, I still know nothing about the author, or about how seriously we're to take the claim that this is a memoir.

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But I do know that as soon as I read the first line "The first time we were in bed together he held my hands pinned down above my head. I liked it. The prose is spare, crisp, hard. The mood is of course one of deepening obsession.

In some ways it's about a self-destructive affair that engulfs both McNeill and her nameless lover, but in other ways Yes, I know the film.

Easy enough to laugh at these days, though John Taylor's song on the soundtrack is excellent, and the young Kim Basinger was seriously hot when stripdancing to Randy Newman. The film takes away from the book, from the darkness and obsessiveness. But there was a time in the mid-'80s when every girl I knew was left wet-and-breathless by some of the scenes.

I love moments in the book McNeill going through her lover's closet, analysing him from his clothes; the first time her lover slaps her during sex; McNeill dressing up as a boy for her lover and mugging a stranger at knifepoint to prove her own abandon and courage. There's a moment where her lover takes her to an English riding shop and shocks the saleswoman by trying out a riding crop on McNeill's bare thigh right like that would ever be unusual in a high-end riding gear shop in NYC!

Let's just say that the riding crop scene prompted phone calls from girls and feverish checking out the Yellow Pages under "equestrian" And that the scene where McNeill dresses up as a boy for her lover suit and fedora prompted trips to Goodwill with leggy co-eds.

Yes, then: Let's make a note of that. The book itself is originally from A different world now. Obsession and compulsion have been stripped of any glamour, even dark glamour. That a successful, thirty-ish professional might lose herself in an affair like this would now be something for therapists to moralise over and for feminists to become angry about.

Oh, I can hear all the arguments about consent and "self-respect" and violence and "subjectivity".

I can hear all of that. I can hear the voices saying that McNeill needed help, that she'd obviously suffered from some childhood trauma and been brought up in a society where "rape culture" is normal, yadda yadda yadda.

But let's also say that this is one of the Hot Reads I've kept with me in different editions all through the years. It's a fine read, and romantic in more ways than I can say. Go find it. Read it. Yes it's about as hot coldly intellectually hot as well as pure-raw-sex hot as it gets View all 12 comments.

Mar 07, Alex rated it really liked it Shelves: I read this mostly so I could smugly say to people that I read the version of 50 Shades of Grey that was published 30 years ago and written better. Than the excerpts I've read online, okay? No, I haven't read 50 Shades. I would be happy to hateread it except that by all accounts it's incredibly boring - not even trashy enough to be a decent hateread. Second place goes to Weird Science.

This has cau I read this mostly so I could smugly say to people that I read the version of 50 Shades of Grey that was published 30 years ago and written better. This has caused several problems in my generation, like the idea that adding food to sex isn't gross, and a weird fetish for hats. I don't think I was supposed to be turned on by the bowler hat scene in Unbearable Lightness of Being, and I blame the movie for the fact that I was.

The book is different. Darker, yes. Somewhat more extreme. There's no playful blindfolded eating here; instead she's chained to the dude's chair every night, blowing him while he eats dinner. Which sounds distracting. But both the book and the movie - and 50 Shades, is my impression - draw a murky line between sex play and abuse. It's hard to tell where one ends and the next begins.

John Gray yes, he shares a last name with Christian might be an abusive guy who happens to find someone who's into it. Or he might be escalating the brutality of their sex games because she's so into it. It's hard to tell, more in the book than the movie. That's interesting, and I liked the ambiguity. In the book she's described as a high-powered career woman, and part of the affair's attraction is the abdication of the power she holds in her day job.

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In the movie she's an art gallery employee, so the conflict there is removed. In the era of Dan Savage's "everything goes if it turns you on", this book's uneasy relationship with consent is disturbing - but then, that's the thing with memoirs. When EL James makes it up for 50 Shades, it's annoying; when this lady describes an affair that happened to her, you can't really get mad at her for not agreeing on a safeword. Life gets messy. Especially when there's food and sex involved.

This is a good book. It's super hot, which one can't say about many books. I mean, not always hot - that cross-dressing bit is no less weird here than in the movie - but certainly a lot of the time. It's well-written and it raises some interesting questions.

It's like 50 Shades but written 30 years ago. And better. View all 5 comments. I want to live this book That ending just devastated me. View all 7 comments. Be lo scarichi e cominci a leggerlo. Lei oggetto nelle mani di lui: Lui carnefice ma premuroso che mescola sadismo, dolcezza, attenzione, imposizione, paura, carisma, fascino, violenza. Jun 29, Dorota Skrzypek rated it really liked it. Is this book different from the movie. Nine and a Half Weeks has always been one of my favorite movies, and then a friend told me it was based on a book.

But if you're expecting a more descriptive look into the sexually charged relationship of Kim Basinger and Mickey Rourke, you're in for a big surprise. This book is an intense emotional look into a BDSM journey that continues to push the limits until the main character, Elizabeth, has a psychological breakdown. Rather than erotic like the Wow. Rather than erotic like the movie , it's a hard truth of what can sometimes happen when you find that thing that really turns you on.

Reading this short, page novella one evening, I found myself gripping my comforter, intensely enthralled, wondering if Elizabeth would make it out alive. I was extremely fascinated by the notion that pain could be taken so far to provide pleasure; trying to figure out what type of person would be more predisposed to this type of behavior, and why?

A really great psychological thriller, but don't expect to be able to use it as fodder for masturbation. View 1 comment. Jun 18, Grace rated it really liked it. This book has left me stunned. I just watched the movie and felt emotionally drained after. This feels worse. Everything was amplified. The cross dressing scene. The hotel scene was bad enough to watch, until I read the scene and it went further. I want to curl in the fetal position and cry for this woman.

I would love to read the male POV on this. Because he treats like he loves her and at the same time, wants to ruin her. We'll never know since his name was never mentioned. More thoughts later. I'm gonna drink a gallon of wine. Dec 24, Roxane rated it it was amazing.

Either you know why this book is brilliant or you don't but this is an exquisite memoir. Apr 01, S.

I never saw the movie with Mickey Rourke so I won't make any such comparison, but this was an eloquent and disturbing account of a real life BDSM relationship. Be careful of what you wish for fantasize about , or you might end up like Ms. McNeill an emotional breakdown! That is nothing else but a dysfunctional relationship with no future. I couldn't stop turning the pages as the hero I never saw the movie with Mickey Rourke so I won't make any such comparison, but this was an eloquent and disturbing account of a real life BDSM relationship.

I couldn't stop turning the pages as the heroine slid deeper and deeper into the abyss, putting me on edge, awaiting her inevitable crash and burn. Very disturbing, raw, yet enlightening. Aug 11, Kandice rated it really liked it. This was re-read number I have no idea, but the ebook version I read has an afterword by the daughter of the writer.

I've read other reviews where the reader states that "McNeill's" narrative doesn't allow the reader distance, but I felt very differently as I read.

McNeill opens wit ha doozy of a sentence that lets you see just where this is going. I liked him. He was moody in a way that struck me a This was re-read number He was moody in a way that struck me as romantic; he was funny, bright, interesting to talk to; and he gave me pleasure.

She gives us no names and drops us in the thick of things. To quote Stephen King, to me this is like "a kiss in the night from a stranger. You see what's ahead, almost too slowly, but you can't stop it. Once the ride is in motion you are committed. I love the narrative style in the this book. McNeill makes it clear that although she finds "him" physically attractive, that is the very least of their relationship.

Even the fact that she only ever refers to Him as just that, "Him" speaks volumes. He is the only man, maybe the only person, that matters to her for these nine and a half weeks.

That is the most disturbing thing about this novel. She's successful, attractive, if not beautiful, well educated, home of her own, and yet all that falls by the wayside when she encounters "Him. Never "him", always "Him. Not only does she abandon all that makes her who she is to feel this sick and twisted pleasure he gives her, but she has a child while doing it? When I read this book as a teen, the actual content flabbergasted me. I just didn't know people did and enjoyed these things.

As a middle aged woman, I am not so easily shocked or titillated, but with a child? That becomes scary, not just interesting. I don't see her as a victim. She has a home of her own, and obviously a life that she eventually returns to.

I see this as a summer of personal abandon for her. She states, more than once, that the idea that she is responsible for absolutely nothing in his presence is a delicious one.

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That I can kind of understand. Without the beatings, of course. Dec 13, Jocelyn Jazmen rated it really liked it. Talk about a sub and her dom, this is the real thing - a true story. What is most shocking about this book is that McNeill wrote her story - and got it published - in the seventies, while this subject-matter is still controversial today. She reveals her intense experience in a neutrally descriptive way, neither judging nor condoning anyone's behavior, nor making apologies for what she went through.

Her true freedom was obtained through her completely voluntary submission and surrender to him, thro Talk about a sub and her dom, this is the real thing - a true story.

Her true freedom was obtained through her completely voluntary submission and surrender to him, through being over-powered, taken, and led to the heights and lows of that submission by him. But ultimately, the relationship ended, and I got the impression that her dom was just too selfish and weak-minded to fully appreciate her.

When the intensity becomes overwhelming to the point she becomes drained, she has a breakdown and he abandons her, and that, not the spanking, the bondage, and the other humiliations and power trips, was the real cruelty. Thank you Elizabeth, for sharing you precious intimate moments with us. For those of you who like erotica - there isn't any blow-by-blow no pun intended descriptions of their lovemaking, but just enough to feel the emotions aroused in the soul of the narrator.

Jan 14, YaYa rated it it was amazing. My heart hurts for her.

It continues to hurt for her. Aug 13, Cathy rated it really liked it. It has spoilers, and should really be an afterword. Nine and a Half Weeks , as a movie, is one that always turns up as a sort of classic "trashy 80s erotic romance. It wasn't until I watched the movie that I knew it was at least roughly based on a book of the same title. I read the book because movies like that make me wonder what really happened in those pages that the film-makers were either unable or unwilling to portray.

While a few of the events are accurately rendered in the movie, the movie makes excuses for the characters' actions, and the book does not.

The characters and their psychology are absolutely not the same. Some readers see this as a "dark" book, and at moments it is, but it's also suffused with a joyfully wicked, manic, brightly burning passion which contrasts its deadpan prose. It is a book of contrasts. So it it went, a step at a time He's moving me, edging me, step by careful step--nothing drunken about it--there goes one limit, another one, limits falling by the wayside.

I'm afloat. After three days I've gone beyond my limits. For two months now, I've been out of control. He seduced her into the world of sadomasochism and made her begged for more. But how far is too far in her quest of sexual revelation? I first came across this book when it was mentioned as depressing type of book. Elizabeth real life Ingeborg Day quickly learned that she enjoyed being in an anonymous relationship and exploring the darker side of sex.

Every day she allowed him to push her more and more outside her comfort zone, making her drunk with the thrills.

He, who was not named, was an enigma. One moment he was sweet in his own way and incredibly attentive to her wants and need, the next moment he was a cruel, impassive sadist. My body had nothing to do with me. While these files may not be considered e-books in their strict sense, they preserve the original look of printed editions.

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On the other hand, conventional books are considered a product.The story of a "New Woman" in the 's having an extreme power exchange affair that breaks a lot of social and moral limits. The Good Daughter. We are given few details, but it feels surprisingly easy to fill in a lot of the blanks a sure sign of good writing and, actually, it feels like we were given just enough information. Sort order.

Hard and soft cover books: Are all hand made and, on request, can be signed and dedicated to a name of your choice, by the author. Especially considering she was married with a daughter. Thank you Karly! Anyway, this book, thankfully, is worlds away from that. It was the 70s, and more difficult to get involved in BDSM in a safe, responsible way than it is today.

What more can this relationship be based on after that?

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