For me, reading Master of O evoked old feelings and also stirred new ones. The story has the quality of lived experience, elegantly yet explicitly capturing the way a certain elite likes to play. Modern erotica seems to have recently piqued interest of the mainstream, but Master of O keeps its promises!
Sexy, decadent, powerful and fun - exactly what you want in a date and in a book!
In Master of O, Ernest Greene expertly manages a deft balancing act of sacred and profane. If you are looking for a wickedly debauched romp, you will not be disappointed. But look out- it is the truly thoughtful and profound narrative of transformation that will sneak up from behind and hold you captive!
Ernest Greene's "The Master of O" is more than a welcome snapshot of a side of the sexual spectrum we never see; it's a dense, poignant, and often hilarious document of a dark world full of collars, snaps, cinches, creases, ornamentation, red marks, and things that need to be just so. It is also brutally erotic. The California Stephen Diamond, Esq. and the intriguing O inhabit is our California, just 50 shades sexier.
Ernest Greene’s long, loving riff on the most significant sexy book of all time is the real deal—gripping and pervy, knowing and witty, sexy and moving. If The Story of O played out today, here’s what the other side of that classic tale would look like: brainy and literate, scarily observant of the details of the kinky LA good life, where exotic furs are faux, whips are Jay Marston, flight attendants wear translucent blue latex, and the power-trappings of masculine dress finally get the fetish stylist they deserve. Read it for the dead smart vocabulary and cryptic Jethro Tull reference, or read it for the hot, hot characters and the searing sex—but read it!
Ernest Greene was put on earth to write Master of O. Reading this erotic noir is like rediscovering Mickey Spillane and the entire oeuvre of Grove Press in one sitting. Greene insightfully captures the psychic mysteries of S&M longing in this super-hip and trenchant thriller. His characters are superbly drawn and achingly sexual. Master of O is an astonishing novel. Why haven’t we heard of Greene before this? He is a master storyteller.
Ernest Greene’s Master of O masters the reality of life in a dominant/submissive relationship. Written from the inside of the BDSM culture, Master of O is infused with hot sex, laced with pleasure and desire, sadism and masochism and sprinkled liberally with some fictional mystery dust. The delicious result takes the reader into the minds of both dominants and submissives in a way only someone with intimate knowledge of the real world of BDSM can accomplish. Other books are fiction with a dose of fictional BDSM. This is the real thing with a small smattering of fiction. I highly recommend this book to anyone who isn’t satisfied with fifty shades of anything and wants to get the full 100%!
My wife left this book "lying around." Now she is in big trouble. Ernest Greene rocks. Hard.
This is The Story of O for the new millennium. Brash, crass, terribly hip and framed in decadence and a fierce, in-your-face passion for fetish. An epic saga of desire so powerful it consumes the hearts and minds so elegantly hidden beneath designer names, fantastic settings and couture kink.