A real-life history of both the Marquis de Sade and the twisted story of his long-lost manuscript sounds like an intriguing tale. However, the organization of The Curse of the Marquis de Sade was so confusing, it was a hard book to read.
If you don’t know already, de Sade was a blatant sexual predator who preyed on sex workers and the young. That alone will set off many readers’ triggers. However, if you are already interested in him, the subject, the time period, or old manuscripts, you might enjoy reading The Curse of the Marquis de Sade. To each their own, but for me the book receives 3 stars.
Thanks to Crown Publishing and NetGalley for a digital review copy of the book.