The Story of O
Why this book?
She’s a beautiful young fashion photographer. He’s a gentleman of means and very specific tastes. When her lover introduces her to a world of refined tortures and illicit pleasure, the only question is how far she’ll go for love. I love it because who doesn’t love a good banned book? This is one of the most infamous, the French phenomena that inspired the modern kink movement. The Triskelion features prominently here, and can still be found on collars across the world. The novel itself follows a young woman’s self-inflicted enslavement to a mysterious secret society, and is probably the only X-rated book you’ll feel more intelligent after reading. It’s also French, so you feel fancy while hiding the cover on the subway.