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Exit to Eden by Anne Rampling
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Exit to Eden (original 1985; edition 1996)

by Anne Rampling

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Title:Exit to Eden
Authors:Anne Rampling
Info:Ballantine Books (1996), Paperback, 384 pages
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The surprise was to find that this novel is quite the anti ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’. In ‘Fifty Shades’, we go from an innocent main character to a more mature, adult, woman. Here, this is rather the opposite: the main character, Lisa, is a BDSM dominant who has it all: fortune, an exclusive BDSM resort and the management of it all. However, she ends up falling in love with one of the newly arrived ‘slaves’, Elliott.

So readers who are looking to get some ‘thrill’ from erotic scenes are going to be disappointed, because the main themes are rather the love story, the characters’ inner thoughts and developments throughout the novel. Basically, we go from a standard BDSM scene into vanilla sex.

I’ve found their characterization a bit stereotypical whereas some peripheral characters stand out better than them, for example, ‘the mentor’ Martin is better defined, he is easier to picture than Lisa or Elliott.

If you’re looking to read about a good love story, then this is the book for you. If you’re expecting more out of it, you’re going to be disappointed. It’s a leisurely read, nothing more. ( )
  soniaandree | Jan 21, 2018 |
". . . Eden is the state of the heart and the mind where the age-old power of innocence and love can still be recaptured. "
  MerrittGibsonLibrary | Jul 6, 2016 |
Panders to the brutal reality that we'd pretty much all like to get abducted and taken off to some island where we are all given exactly what we wanted back from the beginning... ( )
  dbsovereign | Jan 26, 2016 |
Eigenlijk vond ik dit boek haast beter dan bijvoorbeeld O. Het is meer in een fantasie wereld geschreven en het laat je dromen dat je hoopt zo'n fantasiewereld ook (ooit) eens te vinden. Ja van mij mogen die satijnen ketenen wel. Geef me graag over ...en niet alleen in mijn dromen. ( )
  misty13 | Oct 15, 2015 |
In many ways, Worthy is an homage to Exit to Eden. I love that Anne Rice wrote such deliciously naughty books and owns it! ( )
  IsabelWinsorAuthor | Jun 5, 2015 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Anne Ramplingprimary authorall editionscalculated
Rice, AnneAuthormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Anderson, GillianNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bellows, GilNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Odom, MelCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Initially published in 1985 under the pen name Anne Rampling, but subsequently under Rice's name.
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The same imagination that brought you the spellbinding sensuality of The Vampire Chronicles brings you the wickedly erotic and tantalizing tale of Lisa and Elliot's journey to the limits of pleasure and darkness at The Club, an exclusive island resort where forbidden fantasy meets willing flesh. A literary romp.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:18:32 -0400)

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