Wednesday, 21 July 2010
Never before have I felt so envious of a book and heroine as I do now.
This book surpasses everything. You know what, it's THE mind fuck.
I WILL find a way to break through to someone the way the lucky woman in this book has.(Yeah I've changed to "woman" from "bitch" because that's a horrible term to even use as a "joke" plus she's not a bitch. I was just feeling jealous).
"Emily Vargas has been taken captive. As part of his conditioning methods, her captor refuses to speak to her, knowing how much she craves human contact. Told in the first person from Emily's perspective, Comfort Food explores what happens when all expectations of pleasure and pain are turned upside down, as whips become comfort and chicken soup becomes punishment."
If you have 3 dollars, buy this ebook. I never knew I would be interested in this but I am INSANELY obsessed with this book. To inspire my writing is a big thing but to inspire my own wants and needs, I have to know so much more about myself and I will have to take risks and they could hurt me but I have to. I just need to be very very cautious. I don't know if I'm like Emily but I do know I want the intensity like she has here. I don't know about that type but I want and, actually, desperately need that level.
I'm not mincing my words here.
And I will be buying the hard print version of this book when it's next out and this author's next book and The Story of O.
"Captivating. Haunting. Kitty Thomas writes a page turning story that can't be put down until the last word is read. Comfort Food exquisitely portrays the sensory overload we perceive to be a sensory deprivation and the sensory deprivation that is truly our need to exist in society. Five stars and two thumbs up, I would definitely recommend to any and all who enjoy a good book."
"Comfort Food is like nothing I've ever read before but WOW is it a powerful read! Told in first person narrative by Emily you journey with her from the minute she wakes up tide to a chair and blindfolded. I loved her voice and it was scarily easy to imagine you were in her place. Given the situation she was in I'm not sure that anyone would have been able to handle things differently. The worst thing for Emily is that she can see what he is doing to her but she is powerless to resist.
The book does include scenes of BDSM which I confess isn't something I've read a lot of. It isn't a light hearted affair with what we would consider normal consent and there is no such thing as a safe word but Emily's captor doesn't do anything without her agreement. Emily can choose to say no at any time but then she is left alone in her empty grey cell with food passed silently through the door. Given the choice of nothingness or doing what her captor requests she finds herself accepting anything just to have his company and attention.
Although Comfort Food takes you on a dark and disturbing journey and isn't a book for the faint hearted it is an incredibly powerful story and one that I devoured in an afternoon. We've all heard stories of women who have been captured and held prisoner for years but it tends to be something that society tries not to think about and rarely discusses. It isn't something that should be pushed under the carpet though & I can't recommend reading this book strongly enough. I'm still thinking about the story days after I finished reading it and I know it will effect me for a long time to come. In my opinion that is the sign of a good story and if you're brave enough to give it a try I'm sure you won't regret it."