Books and Excerpts | missannaleedotcomShe often calls writing her therapy, using it to deal with issues through the eyes of her characters. Then half a block farther, before crossing the street and approaching the residence from the north. Longtime Free Press music and arts critic Mark Stryker has authored a new book about Detroit' s incredible. The powerfully erotic memoir that inspired the legendary film with a forward by bestselling novelist Francine Prose. A little after 4: 00 p. A first novel that reads like the accomplished work of a long- time pro, the book draws you in and keeps you reading with the force of a pure but nasty addiction.
Nine and a Half Weeks: A Memoir of a Love Affair
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See comparisons between the two stories after my review. If you saw the Today show premiere, maybe you even caught when the director and Jamie Dornan shared a knowing look when it was mentioned that their movie was filmed in., Unlike The Story of O, Nine and a Half Weeks is not a novel or fantasy; it is a true account of an episode in the life of a real woman. Elizabeth McNeill was an executive for a large corporation when she began an affair with a man she met casually.
Blonde, with full sensuous lips and a certain subtle luminescence to her skin, she projects an air of sexuality mixed with an almost childlike vulnerability that reminds some viewers of Marilyn Monroe. She seemed terrified inside. As shot, the film, from the novel of the same name by Elizabeth McNeill, contains some explicit scenes with none-too-subtle overtones of sado-masochism, as the two engage in sexual games that become more and more uncontrolled. Elizabeth finally calls a halt and they separate. The controversial subject matter and the more explicit sado-masochism in some of the scenes proved so alienating to preview audiences that the film was severely cut, and its opening repeatedly delayed.