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Nira/Sussa (Nira/Sussa #1)
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 ...more
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...more
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 ...more
"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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
"You were my everything, my Aphrodite,
innocent though you were of the crushing waves pounding
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 ...more
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 ...more
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!"
In 1996, while still an undergraduate, Darius f ...more
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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.