9½ Weeks: A Memoir of a Love Affair

  • Title: 9½ Weeks: A Memoir of a Love Affair
  • Author: Elizabeth McNeill
  • ISBN: 9780425077917
  • Page: 500
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Weeks A Memoir of a Love Affair The powerfully erotic memoir that inspired the legendary film with a forward by bestselling novelist Francine Prose Nine and a Half Weeks is a true story so unusual so passionate and so extreme in i
    The powerfully erotic memoir that inspired the legendary film with a forward by bestselling novelist Francine Prose Nine and a Half Weeks is a true story so unusual, so passionate, and so extreme in its psychology and sexuality that it will take your breath away.Elizabeth McNeill was an executive for a large corporation when she began an affair with a man she met casuallyThe powerfully erotic memoir that inspired the legendary film with a forward by bestselling novelist Francine Prose Nine and a Half Weeks is a true story so unusual, so passionate, and so extreme in its psychology and sexuality that it will take your breath away.Elizabeth McNeill was an executive for a large corporation when she began an affair with a man she met casually Their sexual excitement depended on a pattern of domination and humiliation, and as their relationship progressed they played out ever dangerous and elaborate variations on that pattern of sadomasochism By the end, Elizabeth had relinquished all control over her body and her mind.With a cool detachment that makes the experiences and sensations she describes all the frightening in their intensity, Elizabeth McNeill deftly unfolds her story and invites you into the mesmerizing and dangerous world of Nine and a Half Weeks a world you won t soon forget.

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    1. Pen name of Ingeborg Daynewyorker online blogs


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    1. Sexy book alert!!!Anyone who knows me, knows I am frigid and heartless. ;)I am NOT an erotic novel fan- I like sex outside my reading materials- and I lack a fantasy reading life. Barf to OutlanderDouble barf to 50 Shades of Grey type books- but thisis is something I can sink my teeth into. Thank you Karly!Soooooooooooooo very long ago- when I was crushing on the whooooooole Diner cast- I came across the movie- 9 and 1/2 weeks. It is Mickey Rourke at his most delicious- and Kim Basinger as her m [...]

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    2. Genre:Erotic MemoirType:StandalonePOV:First Person - FemaleRating: Elizabeth McNeil was a professional career woman who had a mundane sex life until he met a man who forced her to breach her own hard limits. He seduced her into the world of sadomasochism and made her begged for more. But how far is too far in her quest of sexual revelation? I first came across this book when it was mentioned as depressing type of book. I’ve never watched the movie version of this so I didn’t know what to exp [...]

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    3. ***** 4 "I want 9 more weeks " STARS***** d this is one of those times. This book O.M. G. THIS MEMOIR !! . If you think you know Ingeborg Day's story because you've seen the movie; YOU DON'T. Nine and a Half Weeks the novel isI-N-S-T-E-N-S-E.Right from the start I found myself saying "WTF, I don't remember that being a scene in the film." I almost gave up on the damn book because it was tarnishing the image of my beloved Mickey Rourke No, not the botox, botched face lift, hair plugs Mickey Rourk [...]

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    4. Whoa.Like whoooooooaaaaaaI may piss a lot of people off with this statement, but screw it. When FSOG first became huge, and people were losing their cookies over it, I kind of looked around and went "what's the big deal? I've seen that - it's called '9 and 1/2 Weeks'," - and now that I've actually read it, that statement it truer than ever.(view spoiler)[It is SO DIFFERENT from the movie. The movie always hinted at there being heavier BDSM happening in their relationship, but you never really s [...]

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    5. Now THIS was real D/s, real S&M. It seemed so familiar. When kink reads as banal or playful or entirely natural you know the author knows what he or she is talking about. The lack of angst makes it more real, not less. This story is a memoir of events from the 70s. In 2013 would she have felt safe enough to stay with him. She's muted after she leaves him. Her psyche is out of whack. If she'd stayed with him, could it have worked? Amazing memior of a real BDSM affair. A favorite passage:Somet [...]

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    6. A potent antidote to the straightforward romances I’ve been reading lately. What is this madness! I vow that from now on I’ll intersperse my junk food with layered, intense, thought-provoking lit from authors that are comfortable enough to leave interpreting their story to their readers.I immersed myself in Nine and a Half Weeks with the same reckless abandon the narrator threw herself in a brief but all-consuming affair thirty years earlier. A word of caution first: both Francine Prose and [...]

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    7. woman as wind-up toy, lalalalalala not listeningssion as cold-blooded ritual, lalalalalala not listening.upscale lifestyle detail porn, lalalalalala not listening.let's go shopping, lalalalalala not listening.a sexy abusive relationship, lalalalalala not listening.gorgeous prose, lalalalalala not listening.

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    8. I love this book so much. It's so depressing and sexy and foul and totally engrossing. I rarely read books and go, "Goddamn, why can't I meet someone who will dress me in boys underpants, make me pack a cock and then bitchslap me around?" I guess I'm probably missing the point of this nuanced look at a self destructive romance.

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    9. Buddy-read with the lovelyHeathercoming up approximately September 23 (depending on the Canadian postal services) Monday, September 15 :)ReviewA conscious new power: vulnerablity, perverse if only because it is total, natural as grass nonetheless, or asphalt in New YorkThere is an art to surrenderAnd it isn't always pretty or simple. The prose of Nine and a Half Weeks: A Memoir of a Love Affair is shocking in its bluntness. It is almost as though McNeill removed herself to write it. Her words ar [...]

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    10. 3.5 starsNot my usual stuff to read but I love the movie. I had no idea this was a book, much less that this was a memoir written in the 70's under a pen name.The book was very hard to put down. I was up until four in the morning reading this knowing I had to get up by seven. I definitely felt like I needed a cold shower after this one. It was hard not picture (the young) Mickey Rourke and myself as I read this. But somewhere down the line, this relationship started to feel a little uncomfortabl [...]

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    11. No ratingThis book was not what I expected. Don't get me wrong I knew this was a memoir, but when it finally set in that this actually happened to somebody, I felt uncomfortable. I couldn't enjoy it nor dislike it, I just wanted to finish it and get it over with. I was confused as shit half of the time, and the writing wasn't all that great either. It was long and had some unnecessary things. It also took me long to finish because I wasn't looking forward. It also made me question,Why do we read [...]

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    12. DNF at 12%Picked this up as a.99 sale. I classic written in 1978. Just not capturing their connection. Really struggling here!

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    13. I first read "Nine and a Half Weeks" long ago--- long before the film with Kim Basinger and Mickey Rourke. I was a brand-new undergraduate, and the first part of the book was excerpted in Playboy. I sat in my rooms at university stunned and amazed. I'd already read "Story of O"; I knew that s/m existed and knew about its allure. This wasdifferent. It was darker than "O.", far more obsessive and intense, far less distanced and measured. I knew I had to go out and get a copy of the full book.All t [...]

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    14. I read this mostly so I could smugly say to people that I read the version of 50 Shades of Grey that was published 30 years ago and written better. (Than the excerpts I've read online, okay? No, I haven't read 50 Shades. I would be happy to hateread it except that by all accounts it's incredibly boring - not even trashy enough to be a decent hateread.)9 1/2 Weeks the movie was legendary in middle school as the dirtiest movie anyone was aware of. (Second place goes to Weird Science.) This has cau [...]

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    15. Letto perché? Non è che ci si deve giustificare se si legge Nove settimane e mezzo, accade a volte che ti si presenta l’opportunità di piratare qualche libro che volontariamente non avresti mai comprato e poi ti ricordi del film che ti piacque così tanto, in più pensi che puoi proseguire nell’interessante percorso di verifica di come da un libro nasca un film o la direzione contraria, riflettere su come narrativa e trasposizione cinematografica si sfiorino e, allora, che fai? Be lo scar [...]

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    16. Wow. Is this book different from the movie. Nine and a Half Weeks has always been one of my favorite movies, and then a friend told me it was based on a book. But if you're expecting a more descriptive look into the sexually charged relationship of Kim Basinger and Mickey Rourke, you're in for a big surprise. This book is an intense emotional look into a BDSM journey that continues to push the limits until the main character, Elizabeth, has a psychological breakdown. Rather than erotic (like the [...]

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    17. I never saw the movie with Mickey Rourke so I won't make any such comparison, but this was an eloquent and disturbing account of a real life BDSM relationship. Be careful of what you wish for (fantasize about), or you might end up like Ms. McNeill (an emotional breakdown)! While it's one thing to be dominated by an alpha male when it comes to sex, it's another to be controlled 24/7. That is nothing else but a dysfunctional relationship with no future.I couldn't stop turning the pages as the hero [...]

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    18. FULL REVIEW HERE WITH COMPARISON TO FSOG => afterdarkbooklovers/2015/0This book has left me stunned. I just watched the movie and felt emotionally drained after. This feels worse. Everything was amplified. The cross dressing scene. Speechless. The hotel scene was bad enough to watch, until I read the scene and it went further. I want to curl in the fetal position and cry for this woman.I would love to read the male POV on this. Because he treats like he loves her and at the same time, wants t [...]

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    19. This was re-read numberI have no idea, but the ebook version I read has an afterword by the daughter of the writer. I've read other reviews where the reader states that "McNeill's" narrative doesn't allow the reader distance, but I felt very differently as I read. McNeill opens wit ha doozy of a sentence that lets you see just where this is going. “The first time we were in bed together he held my hands pinned down above my head. I liked it. I liked him. He was moody in a way that struck me as [...]

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    20. Talk about a sub and her dom, this is the real thing - a true story.What is most shocking about this book is that McNeill wrote her story - and got it published - in the seventies, while this subject-matter is still controversial today. She reveals her intense experience in a neutrally descriptive way, neither judging nor condoning anyone's behavior, nor making apologies for what she went through.Her true freedom was obtained through her completely voluntary submission and surrender to him, thro [...]

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    21. I'm glad I chose to read Francine Prose's "Introduction" after I finished the book. It has spoilers, and should really be an afterword.Nine and a Half Weeks, as a movie, is one that always turns up as a sort of classic "trashy 80s erotic romance." The movie and its characters are breezy, pumped along by the vaguely pop-jazz rhythms that signal good times or transitions in such films. I watched it while in the mood for something light/less intellectual. It wasn't until I watched the movie that I [...]

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    22. 4.5 Unforgettable StarsSo much better than the movie but it hurt a little more to read this from her POV. My heart hurts for her. It continues to hurt for her. Dammit!!! *cries*

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    23. Yet another buddy read with Karly! We're killing it on the buddy reads.Review:I think this is a case of "it's not you, it's me." I can see why others like this book, but a matter-of-fact narration like this one pretty much guarantees I'll never get emotionally involved. And if I don't get emotionally involved in a book, it'll never be a favorite.Maybe the author had to remove herself emotionally in order to write this, because she went through some pretty intense stuff during her brief affair. T [...]

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    24. Nine and a Half Weeks is a short memoir that some consider to be erotica. I suppose can see how it could be considered erotic, but for me it was far more disturbing than sexy. It was short and well written, but very troubling. To me it was a story of abuse, manipulation, and cruelty. The unnamed male completely controls every aspect of the authors life and emotionally manipulates her into doing things she is incredibly uncomfortable with. This isn't a story of two people exploring and pushing th [...]

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    25. Either you know why this book is brilliant or you don't but this is an exquisite memoir.

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    26. Oh how far we've come in the twenty (?) odd years since this was written - how we've moved away from books about rich, controlling men who like to dominate women Oh wait - we haven't at all. Something called 'Grey' is #1 on as I write this. Hmm Anyway, this book, thankfully, is worlds away from that. For a start is actually very well written, and the sparse style really suits the story. We are given few details, but it feels surprisingly easy to fill in a lot of the blanks (a sure sign of good [...]

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    27. Beautiful people of NYC who shop at Bloomie's by day and engage in S&M type stuff by night. The source for that cheesy erotic movie of the 80s with Mickey Rourke and Kim Basinger. Yeah, so I pulled a perfect condition hardcover of this out of the dumpster of a certain bookseller, and it's just a hair over 100 pages and well-enough written. Most of it seems to be descriptions of apartments and the material goods therein. Vaguely reminiscent of Anais Nin and Marguerite Durasguely. But the styl [...]

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    28. Some books are just off the scale, not necessarily better or worse than all the other books you've read before - but so fundamentally different that it doesn't quite compare to anything else. For me this was such a book.The main way this book is different is its sheer elegance. The story that takes place over two months time is caught in moments; Polaroids casually tossed, one after another into a building pile on a scuffed table. It’s a decadent, voyeuristic experience to have the sexual rela [...]

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    29. First, the cons. The writing style is difficult to read. So is some of the odd language. I had to read and reread so many passages because I couldn't decipher what the author was trying to say and who was saying what, it was frustrating. The most annoying thing were the endless paragraphs about unimportant details. For example: two full pages dedicated to the minute details of what was contained within the hero's closet (and I use the term 'hero' loosely). Yet the story, in all its vagueness, bl [...]

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    30. Sometimes when you start reading a book, you just know that it's going to be great. You know that there's no way this book will go below a 4 star rating. That feeling is great - and rare.There are two things in particular that I like about Nine and a Half Weeks. First and foremost, the undramatic language. Everything is narrated in such a matter-of-fact tone that if not done skilfully, it would qualify as poor writing. Done right, it's brilliant. There's no drama here. Whatever happens (and lots [...]

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