literary perversions: a curated variety of actually, good BDSM fiction

literary perversions: a curated variety of actually, good BDSM fiction

My book club has a challenge. It’s hard to find fiction that is good.

The Leather Bindings Society satisfies every six days so we alternate between reading non-fiction and fiction. Our company is particularly thinking about publications about and associated with BDSM, Leather, fetish and kink. On these subjects, there’s non-fiction aplenty: regardless of if we omit the endless 101-level how-to guides, today’s offerings in memoir, biography, educational work and community-based texts are rich and diverse. We don’t find yourself loving every written guide we read, but we have a good amount of solid people to pick from. But once it comes down to fiction… hooboy. Not very effortless. We often omit pure porn/erotica from go, you wank, not to provide interesting fodder for discussion because it’s designed to make. Periodically a work of erotica manages to strike sufficient plot, character, establishing and metaphor notes to exert effort, but books that are such quite few. While we’re open to genre fiction, it frequently presents quality dilemmas: predictable plots, ho-hum writing, terrible modifying, and ultimately very little to discuss. (we mean… the Gor novels are only… no.) looking for BDSM fiction frequently raises mostly those two forms of publications. On the other side hand, looking for books that are BDSM-relevant the world of literary fiction is significantly harder, since the many relevant ones in many cases are indirect or greatly metaphorical inside their discussions—you usually won’t see them through the use of “BDSM” being a key phrase. […]