Aphrodite Overboard: The Erotic Memoirs of a Victorian Lady Paperback – Apr 30 2006
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A little gem
on April 10, 2010 - Published on Amazon.com
I bought this as a gift for a lady friend who had never read erotica before, and she loved it. If the Story of O is your thing, if you find the pain and humiliation of others a turn-on, then Aphrodite Overboard is NOT for you. If you'd like to imagine love and sex in a tropical paradise where the prejudices of the 'civilized' world are unknown, then this is, indeed, a little gem.
on November 19, 2015 - Published on Amazon.com
it is not for everyone.
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on February 6, 2010 - Published on Amazon.com
Love the descriptive scenes in book, had to get past the victorian english. But overall a very good book.
on October 16, 2006 - Published on Amazon.com
I read The Story of O (which was phenominal, I couldn't put it down) the night before I read this one and I was so diappointed. Don't get me wrong, there is plenty of eroticism but the story line is so cheesy and unbelievable! The Story of O was much better!
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Brave new world!
on December 20, 2015 - Published on Amazon.com
Drawing on the great classic shipwreck/castaway narratives for inspiration, Richard Raiment turns the well-worn scenario on its paternalistic, male-chauvinist head to dazzle readers with this stylish, thoughtful, imaginative, and surprisingly entertaining yarn of a beautiful, free-spirited late-18th-century English noblewoman who finds herself washed up on a far-distant tropical shore, being worshiped as a fertility goddess by the natives. What could easily have devolved into just another raunchy, exploitative softcore romp is here masterfully elevated into a work of literary homage at once strikingly authentic and intriguingly original. Delving the story's erogenous depths with a marvelously literate gusto, Raiment portrays his characters as fully-formed, healthily self-aware human beings, introspective, sensitive, joyful and abundant, striving constantly for a deeper sense of mutual understanding and soulful connection. The evils of colonialism, racism, and triumphalist sectarianism are trenchantly observed while never distracting from the compelling action of the tale or ever seeming too anachronistically preachy. Few writers ever manage to hold so consistently to period-correct stylistic conventions through the entirety of a novel-length narrative, but Raiment here pulls off this amazing feat of literary legerdemain most elegantly without ever seeming stilted or forced. I am now very much looking forward to reading his Islands, which offers yet another take on the castaway adventure narrative.