Story of O - Pauline Réage, John P. Hand

As I understand why people may be shocked by this book (BDSM) - it is a side of life. What amazes me is that it was written in the early 1950’s - and not a lot was openly well known or understood back then (I'm thinking ?). As you read it (body piercing, branding/tattooing)  try to remember when it was written. It could totally hold it’s own today – a classic.