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Nira/Sussa (Nira/Sussa #1)

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He's a tenured creative writing professor. A well-respected novelist. And a recovering sadistic pervert with a penchant for young girls. His name is Julian Darius, which by great coincidence just happens to be the name of this novel's author. She's a teenage groupie who insists he buy her a collar before they have sex. She seems to know his desires better than he does. And ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published June 1st 2012 by Martian Lit
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Michael Dunellen
If you look this book up on GoodReads, it is classified 3 ways - Literary Fiction, Horror, and Erotica | BDSM. Since it falls into such diverse categories, I am going to write 3 reviews. And if you are eager to read this and want to know nothing going in, you probably want to stop reading now.

Literary Fiction

You have to give the author credit. I would never have thought of combining Lolita with X-Men: The Dark Phoenix Saga. For the most part, he pulled it off.

The first 4 chapters are virtually u
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David

First, I would like to thank GoodReads, the author, Julian Darius, and all other parties involved for the opportunity to read this book, as it was provided to me as part of a contest here on Goodreads. Now, with the formality out of the way, let’s discuss Nira/Sussa by Julian Darius.


Julian Darius is a pretentious fool, a subliminal genius, or perhaps both, making him a pretentious genius. There, I said it. That’s the kind of quote that book publishers eat up; cutting it up into little paraphras

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Johnathan
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I won't lie.. it took me about 3 days to grind through the first hundred pages or so.. The part titled "Nira".. It took me three hours to pound out the last couple hundred pages

I have just freshly finished reading the book and should probably have waited a day before writing this review, but here I am.

I think that Julian Darius managed to put something together that delves beyond BDSM/pornography. I believe that Julian has put together a philosophy book that challenges our deepest carnal d
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Cliff Warner
Nira/Sussa requires some intelligence to read and truly appreciate. Can a moron enjoy it? Sure. But not as it is meant to be enjoyed. I mean this book is CRAZY! The craziest thing I have read in ages. And yet, it doesn't really compare to anything I have ever read. I keep hearing people roaring about how violent and awful it is for women, but honestly I just dig it all the way. People need to get over themselves and quit being so uptight about everything.
Pati
This is hands down the most terribly written book that I've ever read! At 3% I decided that life is too short to waste on this boring style of writing. I cannot for one minute believe that a) this won the author any sort of honors or b) that the author even knows about creative writing. Truly horrible attempt at pretentious literature.
Dreams
"The monster once awakened, may go into hibernation, but he is always lurking, just beneath the polite suits and phallic ties."

"She offered my life a controlled demolition, then built a new one of unrestrained joy and bottomless horror in it's place."

I traversed down the twisted, cimmerian path of Julian's life in "Nira/Sussa" last night...
Wandering my way through the explorations of this sexual beast residing within him; a beast with uncouth, vulgar and surfeit predilections that, both beg and
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Pavarti Tyler
Disclaimer: I bought this book, the opinions of this review are my own.

Review: Now and then there are books which remind you why it is you love the things you do, why you started down the path you now find yourself. At one time I devoured books which crossed over the bounds of morality and common decency, now I spend more time breaking down the academic value of Vampires. Not a bad thing to spend your time on, sure, but not at all where I started.

Nira/Sussa brought me back to the girl I was when
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Alaina Hulvey
This was the most disturbing/beautiful piece of literature that I have ever read. It is not for the faint of heart but with that being said it was brutally honest. I wouldn't even compare this book to Fifty Shades of Grey aside from the BDSM parts. Of course Nira/Sussa takes even those parts and amplifies them. I was rendered speechless until now and still my review probably won't do this book the justice it deserves. Unforgettable and Haunting to it's core. It has earned it's place on my booksh ...more
Corey
Definitely not a light read...

It was an interesting premise though I feel I must warn potential readers that you need at least a college education to get through this book. I felt like I was studying vocabulary for the SATs just trying to get through this thing. There were chapters that had me completely enthralled but more that had me nodding off in boredom. It's a heavy read, an intellectual read with a little sexual sadism thrown in. It probably deserves more stars because it truly is very we
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Michelle
what was that? eyes wide shut? tropic of cancer? lolita? not for the faint of heart, and slow to start, but it definitely captured my interest. still not sure how to classify it, though....
Dd
One of the best written novels i've ever read. Haunting.
Es Summer

"You were my everything, my Aphrodite,
innocent though you were of the crushing waves pounding
within me."


Hours after finishing Nira/Sussa I am still not sure of my rating.
Am I repulsed by this book or fascinated?

You can say a lot about Nira/Sussa, but one thing is for sure:
this book is not like any other book I've ever read.
There is no beginning, middle and end.
The story functions around the words, the syllables. This book reads like poetry.
The writing style makes it more difficult to
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Brandi
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Sylvia
Read David Kassin's review. It is far more eloquent than I ever could be.

My own thoughts are that I wish I could wash my eyes out with soap and water to erase what I just read. Why did I just put myself through it? It was not an easy read in either subject or prose. I just didn't think it could get any worse. It did. Damn me for not being able to leave a book unfinished. This book will teach me to put one down when my stomach starts to churn.

Now...it might take a couple dozen Harlequin Present
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Tacey
Woa! So far, so good. Like Facebook says about Fifty Shades of Gray," women won't watch porn, but they will read the shit out of it."

This book is definitely the "writer's 5o Shades," or, as its preface mentions, Lolita. Loved this read.

That said, Butthead's voice still echoes in my head, "Oh yeah, well I'm gonna get a tattoo of a butt that has a butt-shaped tattoo on it. And I'm gonna get it right on my butt!"
Bethany
Well...um...yeah. There's not much to say after you've read a book that kinda totally blows your mind. It's raw, honest, graphic, and more than a little creepy in it's insight. That said, there are a significant amount of typos that really cut into the enjoyability of the book. After a good editor review, this could go quite far...blows 50 shades out of the water with it's depth and detail.
Lydia Grier
This book was one of the oddest books I have ever read. However I was intrigued the entire read. It is a little racey for my taste but I did enjoy the complexity.
Delta
Aug 09, 2013 Delta marked it as dnf  ·  review of another edition
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After graduating magna cum laude from Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisconsin), Julian Darius obtained his M.A. in English, authoring a thesis on John Milton and utopianism. In 2002, he moved to Waikiki, teaching college while obtaining an M.A. in French (high honors) and a Ph.D. in English. In 2011, he founded Martian Lit, an offbeat literary house.

In 1996, while still an undergraduate, Darius f
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“I have had my say, as he wished. Now the book belongs, as he points out, to the world he claims to speak for.” 2 likes
“All I ever wanted, nira I expected: Nonette, upon whom my life pivots.

The name I give my fire when I lay down, defenseless before its majestic awfulness.

A little no, a little negation. A French girly pout, the syllables for which have been found at last.

All my hurt dug up, exposed for dissection in the glaring light, and finally melted away by the loving caresses of her yielding thighs.

And the girl who took such simple joy in this terrible duty.

Nonette.”
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