I just recently stumbled across this book in the Milwaukee County Library Catalog system and decided to give it a whirl. Although it wasn’t what I expected, it was an interesting read but certainly not a work of any literary genius. The chapters of the book float through author Robin Shamburg’s experience of being a dominatrix to subsidize her her life as a write and cover her theories on the life and the clients, her advice on being a dominatrix and her experiences in the profession which does not involved sex or prostitution and is completely legal. It’s an interesting read if you’re interested in becoming a professional dominatrix, alternative lifestyles, or just have an open mind.
The second book I finished recently I picked up upon the day of its release as I had been anxiously awaiting it: Phantom by Terry Goodkind. I had been reading the series since graduation and had finally caught up to Terry’s writing speed so I’d filled the offtime with several other books of considerably less pages. (The books in the Sword of Truth Series often are between 600 and 900 pages.)
Anyway, I picked up this book, the second in the ending trilogy of the series and went through it anxiously as the war loomed impossibly over Richard Rahl’s head and there seemed nothing which could be done to win it. Simultaneously those closest to Richard, while they may or may not believe in Kahlan’s existance, beg him to stop chasing phantoms which gives Riachrd an idea which may be the key to turning the tides of the war.
At the end of the book Kahlan is still missing and Richard is kidnapped by a witch woman no one knew existed, and although the war is turning slightly in their direction the conflicts are ongoing and won’t be resolved until the very end, the end of the series that is. I heard the enxt book won’t be out until 2008. -pouts-
Anyway, this is a good book which will really keep you on the edge of your seat and Terry has made it very easy to understand Richard’s conflicting emotions about the war and Kahlan. While any of these books really stand on their own, if you’re interested I suggest you start form the beginning of an awesome series.