Wednesday, July 9, 2008

The Invisible Ring by Anne Bishop

I received a copy of the Invisible Ring that I won in an online drawing.
I started reading it last night and have been finding excuses where I can keep reading it today - clearly I sign that I find it captivating.
The only thing I really don't care for is seems like every page has something sexual on it and it does get tiresome.

I would not have purchased this book, based on what it's about but since I won it, I thought that I'd read it. From the back of the book: "Jared is a Red-Jeweled Warloard bound as a pleasure slave by the Ring of Obedience. After suffering nine years of torment as a slave, he murdered his owner andescaped--only tobe caugth and sold into slavery once again."

I'm torn between wanting to rush out an buy all her books, or not. Is this common for Anne Bishop? Are all her books so ladened with sex? I feel like the use of sex in books is a cheap way to fill up pages with words. She has a fantastic story line here shame she had to riddle Invisible Ring with so much sex!

The story also repeats thoughts quite a lot, which is surprising. I would have thought that an author of so many books would have learned to be more compact with her wording.

Yes, in spite of my comments, I have my nose in this book none stop.
The sex scenes are short and not too graphic so I can read them quickly and get to the meat and more interesting parts of the story!

It's a cool story, be great movie, well . . . if they can pull out some of the sex crap, otherwise it would be a XXX rating!


Carole McDonnell said...

Is the sex meaningful? Or is it just about plain old horniness and subjecting the reader to verbal ma*tur*ation? I mean... a story about a sex slave wouldn't be bad for some women. If they read that stuff to get their freak on. But does it get into truly understanding the torment of the sex slave? Or is she pretending he's suffering while having us enjoy his suffering? Don't know anythign about the author. -C

Carole McDonnell said...

Me again: interesting article about sex and sf over here

Lisa said...

It was sexual, sexually related, often crude terms. There fortunately wasn't many actually full sex scenes but the constant references to sex, sex parts, female/male anatomy and needs grew very tiresome!

I really loved the story other wise and finished reading it today.

I'd love to read more of this series, she creates some really cool terms, however, if all her books have this much sex related reference I'm not interested.