Sometimes I read the preface, sometimes not. All depends on the book. I decided to skip The Translator's Note; A Note on Story of O; Preface: Happiness in Slavery; and Introduction.
I wish I hadn't because it would have explained much of what I read when I was reading it and I would not have "picked it apart" as I read along saying "this is just crazy."
Did I like it? Well, two stars tells it. Didn't do much for me one way or the other.
I could have saved a lot of time by reading the back cover only. The first sentence: "How far will a woman go to express her love?"
I can say that "O" went much beyond what I would do to express my love. I'm seeing some serious problems of insecurity in "O", bless her pea pickin' heart.