Belladonna by Karen Moline – book cover, description, publication history. Belladonna was sold as a sexual slave for $1 million. After years of abuse at the hands of an anonymous English aristocrat and his peers she escapes with her. Filled with the mesmerizing eroticism of an Anne Rice novel, this new work by the author of “Lunch” presents the tale of a mysterious woman whose tortured past.
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The story is narrated by a man named Tomasino, one of the few men that Belladonna truly trusts along with his twin Matteo.
It seemed a little rushed, a real let down to the climatic events that were taking place before it. The story is narrated by a man named Tomasino, one of the few men that Belladonna truly trusts along with his twin M Isabella Ariel Nickerson is kidnapped and auctioned for 1 million pounds in s England.
View all 3 comments. Lists with This Book. I admire him as an actor and now as a story teller. Open Preview See a Problem? Returning to the somewhat eccentric narration, Tim Curry makes something of a meal of it, and can be irritating at times, but there is no doubt that what he delivers is what the book requires although overly smug at times.
Hardcoverpages. Oct 21, Kelly Tr rated it it was amazing. While there are definitely parallels between this story and the Story of O, Belladonna is much less artsy, less “literary”, as Story of O, and not a very fair comparison.
kraen Book Mollne Associates Availability: Thanks for telling us about the problem. So many emotions play out in Belladonna, as the story unfolds you want to weep for the character and those surrounding her, this explores dominance at it’s cruelest, bittersweet revenge? I absolutely loved the time in the book when the character was “Belladonna” in New York. Belladonna is a young girl who gets kidnapped while she is in England visiting with her cousin June, and is essentially auctioned off by members of a sadistic “Club” that sells young girlsfor the purposes While I love historical fiction, this is not the normal type of book that I dive into, however I actually read it in one sitting because I stayed up all night reading it.
But, looking forward to her party and utterly inexperienced in life, Isabella does not know how far men will go to satisfy desire.
Tomasino’s narrative includes flashbacks and excerpts from Belladonna’s diaries. The worst audible title so far! It’s not “literature”; it’s not going to win any prizes or probably change any lives. What all the encouraging blurbs and praise on the cover fail to reveal is that the entire story is being told in the most round about way possible by a eunuch and not Belladonna herself.
The author never quite manages to choose either.
Which scene was your favorite? Jul 03, Bettina rated it it was amazing. I found myself feeling all the emtions of the character. I would rate this higher then the latest craze of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ books. Is it intended to be a darker take on “Story of O” dark erotica or is it more straightforwardly a novel of revenge? The real story behind the reason for revenge is only hinted at during the book until you are over half done with it. Maybe i’ll try it again in the future but for now i’m moving on.
Luckily this was purchased on a whim very cheaply at my local used book store for a dollar so no real harm done. Slow to develop, The story is intriguing and I listened all the way to the end. He really made the book for me. One of the most entertaining books I have ever read. She finds herself the unwilling play thing of a club of men who get their kicks out of forcing sexual tortures on women.
Think kidnapped and sold into sex slavery and rather descriptive writing. To ask other readers questions about Belladonnaplease sign up. Please note, I read this book years ago. Not a bad book but was a bit disappointed in the ending. Curry’s reading made this selection a winner. Always masked, as those who tormented her were, Belladonna will captivate both imaginations and hearts. That said it is dealt with sensitively, despite the book being about revenge.
So, while this book seems a little extreme, it is a good novel.
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