Digital Slave

Adult Taboo Erotica
Rated 4.00/5 based on 1 review
Sophia used to be a stockbroker, wealthy and respected. Then she made a few mistakes, and had a drunken one-night stand. She wakes up in an apartment where everything is electronically controlled... and not by her. Without her realising, she is going to be trained into obeying increasingly degraded instructions, to better serve her distant and unknown master, her will getting corroded until she More
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  • Series: Digital Slave
  • Category: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
  • Erotica themes: Dubious consent (dubcon)
  • Words: 66,190
  • Language: British English
  • ISBN: 9781005072117
About Melissa DuVant

Melissa DuVant writes a variety of BDSM-inspired stories, such as Digital Slave and one of the co-writers of the St Michael’s University setting. When not writing, she is generally planning RPG campaigns, reading or cooking.

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About the Series: Digital Slave
There are many ways to control a person - tie them down, bind their limbs, hood them, take their vision. But there are other, more insidious ways, to adjust a subject's world, to make them more compliant, more dependent. Modern technology allows many tools to enable this control - altering GPS directions to shift subjects where they are needed, shock collars to train them into best behaviour, all sorts of cleverly designed remote-controlled devices to punish or please, augmented reality headsets to ensure that they only see what they need to see, and can be plunged into darkness on a whim. These stories detail such devices, and their subjects they are used on.

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Reviews of Digital Slave by Melissa DuVant

grumbler reviewed on Sep. 15, 2020

This book is very well-written, but I am not sure how much I could recommend it. It is, frankly, brutal at times, and the reader will encounter the most passive-aggressive character I have ever encountered, in fiction or out of it. This makes for some very uncomfortable reading at times. I even ended up having to skip about half of the last 20% of the book (the sensory-deprivation part) because it was so uncomfortable.

Having said that, the author is very disciplined in keeping the story squarely from the viewpoint of the protagonist, who becomes a less and less reliable narrator as time goes on, and that's an admirable skill in an author. This certainly is not a book the reader will soon forget. The story is so very realistic in the near-future sense that it almost counts as horror.

I can't say "if the author had only done X, it would have been a better book" because this is clearly the story the author wanted to tell, and nothing here is done in any way sloppily or out of line with what the story needed. I can't even complain that it has an unhappy ending, because I don't know how much of the protagonist's happiness at the end was feigned. All I can say is that the book delivers what it promises, whether I really wanted that or not.

So, I just can't give it five stars, but you might.
(reviewed 4 days after purchase)
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