Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Published on 24 June 2014 by Harper Perennial (Reissue edition)
First Published in 1978
Number of pages: 160
My rating: ★ ★ It was OK
"An erotic novel which became a film starring Mickey Rourke and Kim Basinger. It began as a casual affair and ended nine and a half weeks later in a shattering climax of bondage, humiliation and ecstasy. By day she was a successful career woman in Manhattan; by night, a trembling, erotic slave.
Elizabeth McNeill was an executive for a large corporation when she began an affair with a man she met casually. From the beginning, their sexual excitement escalates through domination and humiliation. As the affair progresses, woman and man play out ever more dangerous and more elaborate sado-masochistic variations. By the end, she has relinquished all control over her body and mind.
With a cool detachment that makes the experiences and sensations she describes all the more frightening in their intensity, Elizabeth McNeill beautifully unfolds her story and invites you to experience the mesmerizing, electrifying, and unforgettablly private world of Nine and a Half Weeks."
The recent cinema release of "50 Shades of Grey" has sparked many debates, one of them being its derivative nature. In particular, two works stood out:
First of all this book is not an erotic romantic novel.