I would have to say that the most unusual books I have read were the Sleeping Beauty series by Anne Rice. They include The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty, Beauty's Punishment and Beauty's Release. It starts off similar to the real Sleeping Beauty fairy tale; she is asleep for a hundred years and Prince after Prince tries to wake her with a kiss, but nothing...then a Prince comes along and um..."takes" her and voila! She's awake! The Prince then claims Sleeping Beauty as his sexual slave.What was the most unusual (for you) book you ever read? Either because the book itself was completely from out in left field somewhere, or was a genre you never read, or was the only book available on a long flight… whatever? What (not counting school textbooks, though literature read for classes counts) was furthest outside your usual comfort zone/familiar territory?And, did you like it? Did it stretch your boundaries? Did you shut it with a shudder the instant you were done? Did it make you think? Have nightmares? Kick off a new obsession?
These are the raciest books I have ever read! The erotica and bondage are a little over the top, but it was interesting none the less.