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The Juliette Society (The Juliette Society Trilogy Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Sasha Grey
2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Catherine, a blossoming film student whose sexuality has been recently stirred, finds herself drawn into a secret club where the world's most powerful people meet to explore their deepest, often darkest sexual fantasies.



But even as these new experiences open intense new pleasures for Catherine, they also threaten to destroy everything she holds dear.



In her debut novel, Sasha Grey takes us inside a private, high-profile, sex society where anything and everything can happen.


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A tantalising debut (The Sun)

The writing is fantastic, her take on life and sex and everything in between is fascinating and Catherine was a very complex character . . . The Juliette Society was a very interesting read (Chick Lit Reviews)

[Sasha Grey] knows what she's talking about. More shockingly, she knows how to write vividly AND how to whip up a stonking plot. Hot stuff (Star Magazine)

Set to be the next EL James (Independent)

The Juliette Society is erotica with a difference . . . definitely one to add to your reading list (Cosmopolitan)

Very much the Fifty Shades of Grey for 2013 (Dazeddigital.com)

An impressive debut from Sasha Grey, who writes with an easy confidence . . . This is the perfect read for someone who fancies a bit of intelligent sauce (BestChickLit.com)

Perfect for those needing a post-Fifty Shades fix (Grazia)

This sexy debut is a sizzling holiday read (Fabulous Magazine)

50 Shades has a new contender for hottest book on the block (No 1 Magazine)

About the Author

Sasha Grey was one of the most successful stars of the Hollywood porn industry. Since she left the adult movie world aged 21, Sasha has gone on to star in Entourage and Stephen Soderberg's film The Girlfriend Experience. The Juliette Society is her first novel.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 300 KB
  • Print Length: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Sphere (9 May 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A7YZ1VM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #106,434 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Sasha Grey was one of the most successful stars of the Hollywood porn industry. Since she left the adult movie world aged 21, Sasha has gone on to star in Entourage and Stephen Soderberg's film The Girlfriend Experience. The Juliette Society is her first novel.

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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars definitely give it a go 12 May 2013
By Alexis
Format:Paperback
The first thing I loved about this book was the way it was presented - with a gorgeous, azure blue cover, very subtle design and I was also pleased at getting my money's worth at the reaching-400 pages length.
This book is not like 50 Shades of Grey, but definitely addresses themes of that same book. It takes some intelligence to read and despite some reviewers blasting Grey for her "cocky" name dropping of film writers and literary texts throughout, it adds a level of depth to the character.
I really won't give much away because it's a thoroughly fascinating book and you really need to read it for yourself, but Grey is a surprisingly decent writer. Of course, she won't be the best, but the key thing that I noticed about this book is how it goes the opposite way from the submissive character shown so often in books like this (namely of course 50 Shades), but instead explores a protagonist who is more assertive in what she wants. Some may argue that this leaves readers feeling disconnected and without anything to relate to, since the popularity of submissive characters seems pretty prominent at the moment, but personally this adds to the brooding sexual awakening that Catherine eventually discovers, making it a really good book to read.
You can obviously see that the author's brought her own experiences into this, and I think that's what makes it unique. It doesn't tentatively dip its toe into the BDSM scene - it dives straight in. There's no silly romance either, just a raw story with good developments (although a flimsy, unbelievable opening)and a well-described journey of the main character's sexual awakening. I didn't like 50 Shades because of how weak and complaining the girl is throughout; she rarely does much apart from fall apart at the sight of a good looking guy.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Unlike any erotic book I've ever read . . . 20 May 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
This is unlike any erotic book I've ever read. It's an intelligent look at sex from an assertive protagonist's POV, with people's sexual needs and appetites being dissected and analysed. It's an impressive debut from Sasha Grey, who writes with an easy confidence, and the story behind The Juliette Society is fascinating, initially making the book seem very intriguing.

However, there are a lot of dream-like/fantasy scenarios that result in the lead character going off on tangents on the physiologies of sex. These speeches come off as a little preachy, rather than just the character's opinion, and are boring. The sex scenes are middle of the road, I've read tamer ones and I've read raunchier, but they are erotic and well written. This is the perfect read for someone who fancies a bit of intelligent sauce.

Reviewed by Charlotte Foreman on behalf of BestChickLit.com
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars I was hoping for more. 2 Jun. 2013
By Lilly
Format:Kindle Edition
With Grey's experience I was really hoping for more from this novel. She definitely brought in elements of her adventures and intimate knowledge but unfortunately it didn't translate into a good read.

I felt the character's constant relation to film was Grey trying to prove she isn't dumb, I normally like having a protagonist express her interests and hobbies as it makes them more believable but in this case it was just boring and a bit 'I get the point, you've done your research.'

It definitely felt like a first novel - constant repeating of sentences phased slightly differently to fill out word count. The dream sequences felt like filler. The main character was different in that she wasn't the usual erotica pushover, but she didn't come across very relatable and I just couldn't get to like her. There were some well-written descriptions but sometimes they went too far and I forgot what was actually happening which interrupted the flow of the novel.

It'll be interesting to see if Grey continues and grows as there's definitely potential but, for me, TJS was quite boring and felt like a chore to finish in the end.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Wierdly compelling 4 Jun. 2014
By Tori
Format:Kindle Edition
I found this book to be a mixed bag, but I've given it four stars for the fact that I was still thinking about it long after I had finished reading.
It is NOTHING like Fifty Shades, and to my mind that's a good thing. Fifty Shades is NOT erotica, it's traditional romance with explicit scenes. True erotica tells us something about human sexuality, and The Juliette Society does indeed do that. However it's not necessarily comfortable reading. Sasha spends way too much time talking about come and spit and crotch sniffing to be arousing for me. Nevertheless, one thing struck me about the sex scenes - they're real. No soft lighting, no sweet nothings. Sasha Grey was a hardcore porn star and it shows in her complete ease and confidence with writing erotic material. I did find the constant film references and theorising a bit pretentious, but enjoyable nonetheless. So much more could have been done with the very subdued plotline however. It all goes a bit Da Vinci Code in the end and too much is left hanging. Don't read this if you're a Fifty Shades fan and are looking for something similar. Read it if you like female erotica writers such as Anais Nin, Pauline Reage and Suzanne Portnoy. If you liked the films 'Eyes Wide Shut' and 'Belle du Jour'. If you're a film studies student, or if group kinkiness floats your boat...
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2.0 out of 5 stars Wanted to like it..
I really wanted to like this as i find SG fascinating. She is clearly smart and thoughtful and i hope she keeps expressing herself through film and writing but this book was... Read more
Published 1 month ago by bookbargains3
3.0 out of 5 stars Juliette Grey's first novel
I dont normally read books that fall out of crime and chic lit. Sasha Grey was one of the most successful stars of the Hollywood porn industry. Read more
Published 4 months ago by ireadnovels
5.0 out of 5 stars an open-minded book
not "suitable" for anyone
kind of an open-minded book with raw language as Sasha used as too
great!
Published 5 months ago by Amharets
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Some racy moments but overall not that great.
Published 5 months ago by Phil B
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
very stupid book
Published 7 months ago by Rene
4.0 out of 5 stars Strange Book
Strange story, I didn't really get it. Was it based in the here and now or was it all fantasy, I really couldn't tell. Did enjoy it though
Published 8 months ago by Nice person
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
Got through this book in about 2 days. I couldn't put it down. It wasn't the best written book, it didn't have the best plot line, but I loved every second of it.
Published 9 months ago by Gko
5.0 out of 5 stars Read in a day.
An amazing book, well written, easy to read. Received it the next day.
I read the book the same day i got it..... and finished it that evening. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Chloe
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Boring
Published 10 months ago by shaun glass
2.0 out of 5 stars "I coulda' been a contender!"
For me, this book was very much a case of The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly; of which the result is something not totally dire, but certainly not fantastic either. Read more
Published 12 months ago by refried_bacon
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