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Pornucopia (Pornucopia #1)

3.14 of 5 stars 3.14  ·  rating details  ·  476 ratings  ·  36 reviews
Pornucopia is a picaresque black comedy that transgresses all bounds of everyday good taste. It begins in a near-future world where sex-vending machines and genital transplants are taken for granted.

Prior Gross, the hero and sex object of this wild adventure, thinks his fantasies have all come true when a beautiful young woman seduces him on a public beach. She turns out

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Hardcover, 172 pages
Published May 30th 2003 by Mundania Press LLC (first published 1989)
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Robin
Well I finished this one this morning. I am hesitant to write any kind of review for fear it would sound like pornography. There is very little I can say about this book without getting into details and that is something that I just can't do. Suffice it to say that it is fantasy, erotica at the highest level and definately NOT for everyone. It gets quite weird in most of the book. Things happen quickly and there is a tendency to almost lose track of what you are reading. The basic premise (altho ...more
Chris
WOW!
Pornucopia is not your average Piers Anthony novel!

Piers Anthony must be a time traveler: he traveled ten to fifteen years into the future, surfed German Fetish Websites, interviewed the rock group Tenacious D, then went back to 1988 to write this book.

Chapter 1: Smegma, opens with Prior Gross trying to hide his 3.97 inch erection while at the beach. (Yes, the size is important to this novel.)The shadow of a succubus falls over him as she tells him to pretend to be asleep. Succubi can only c
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Alex Denson
Piers Anthony + erotica = Pornucopia

Honestly, that's all that need be said, if you really understand the statement. This book is completely ridiculous, and the premise is completely ludicrous, and that is all part of the Piers Anthony charm. It's exactly what he does.

You know when you go see an action movie for the explosions? Or a horror movie to see how many people die? You don't go expecting Oscar-worthy acting. This is sort of the same thing. Refined sensibilities need not apply.

I found this
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Kallierose
A book from Piers Anthony with the word Porn in the title? How could I go wrong?

::sigh::

Don't think I'm some prude--I like reading porn as much as the next person (especially if the next person is a fifteen-year-old boy, LOL) but this was just...overkill. Constant mentions of his small penis or how his "cheese" had magical healing powers had me rolling my eyes. After a while I decided it just wasn't worth finishing - there are plenty of other books out there that I haven't read yet. Time is to
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Vex
wtf is this, an attempt to get us grossed out by sex/erotica? I don't know how jaded you have to be to get through this without getting grossed out. It'll be a while before I can get some of the scenes out of my head. Will not attemp sex in the meantime!
Henrik Rostoft
I like Piers Anthony, but not enough to read through this.
Brent
The dumbest, most infantile, disgusting, idiotic, and un-erotic book I've ever read. I had been hearing of this book for years and so looked forward to reading it. Having read several of Piers Anthony books in the past I figured this would be something special. OMG. What crap.

This is the third sex oriented book I've read in the past year (or two) after "The Drowning Pool" and "House of Holes." All three were awful. What is it about sex that makes authors write like giggling horny twelve year old
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Judith
Piers Anthony is a fantasy/science fiction writer. He tries his hand at lots of other genre, however. Pornucopia is his attempt at erotica.

Pornucopia is a combination of fantasy and erotica. It is the story of a man who finds he holds a cure for venereal disease on his, um, genitalia. Because this is so important, his genitalia are removed and he is given a substitute. The rest of the book details his quest to get his genitalia back.

The premise of this book is so outlandish and ludicrous that i
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Delicious Strawberry
If you're a veteran of Piers Anthony, you know that he plays fast and loose with the subject of sex. At times, I found it a bit tiresome (like in ...And Eternity), and this book is no exception. Yes, this book is supposed to be ABOUT sex as opposed to other series/books, and don't get me wrong, there were plenty of amusing parts in this book. If you're a prude, you won't like it, but if you find sex humor to be funny, you will like it.

Many of the characters fall flat and come across as cardboard
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Ross
I remember coming across this novel in college and being entertained by it, so I thought I'd give it a re-read. Turns out it's dated, sexist, semi-homophobic, and the humorous aspects are trying so hard to be edgy that they fall flat. Definitely something I should have left for the nostalgia bucket.
Leslie Williamson
The book was obviously intended to be completely ridiculous. Not worth the time I spent on it. Fortunately it is a quick read. I'll have to go back and read "A Spell for Chameleon" just to remind myself why I read Piers Anthony at all.
Jamie
This should be called Ode to a Tiny, Stinky, Uncircumcised Penis. It's absolutely ridiculous, but that's part of it's charm, I guess... if you like that kind of sophomoric humor. I enjoyed the first half of the book, where the owner of the 3.97 incher (when fully erect) finds out his head cheese kills venereal disease. Then he's tricked into donating his penis for medical research, and provided with various attachments to try out instead. Suddenly he's climbing a mountain made out of ice cream, ...more
Powerispower
Jul 14, 2014 Powerispower rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone needing firewood
Shelves: fiction
Not very funny. Not very sexy. Not very interesting. Some people will love it but I won't ever take recommendations from those people.
Matt
Despite being of fan of his Xanth, Space Tyrant, and Mode series, I only got a third of the way through this before just having to give up. Although he put eroticism and kinkiness in a number of his other works, I suspect this was Anthony's attempt at exploring erotic taboos without restraint.

Aside from the core premise seeming to be the save-the-world properties of the protagonist's smegma, the fourth wall-busting part for me was the satyr and succubus/incubus sex scene in the middle of a super
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Daniel Gilland
Definitely interesting and not for prudes
Tom Hansen
NO KIDS ALLOWED. Yeah, it’s that bad. Despite the over-the top graphic sex, bestiality, demonality, and everything in between, I was surprisingly engaged through the entire book. I’m not sure if it was for the shock value of the probably 40+ sexual encounters in the book, or maybe it was the story behind it about a man on a mission that ends up doing something amazing for the world. Piers, you are a sick sick man for writing this book. I salute you for that. Now I will go wash out my eyes and br ...more
Cristal Hougham
Not quite your typical Piers Anthony book. Yes he has always had some sexual innuendos in his other works but this takes the cake. It's not your typical erotica novel. This is going to push boundaries and is really more sexually disturbing than it is sensual and sexy. But it did grab my attention and held it. I would be appalled at certain scenes in the book yet I couldn't stop turning the pages. I would only recommend this for those that can handle some f***** up stuff.
Cyberpope
My review of the series.

Kind of a weird pervy series.

An entertaining read because of the author's writing skills, not the subject matter.

Pornucopia centres on a young man whose smegma is discovered to have magical properties.

He goes through adventures & quests usually involving the antagonists trying to take his smegma(via sex) without giving to him in return.

He experiences sex with humans, animals, demons, statues, & more in this cornball series.

David Schwan
I hadn't read any Piers Anthony in a while and saw this title show up in someones reading list. Apparently this book was written awhile ago and was written in two parts. The first half of the book has one style and the second half is more like the classic Piers Anthony novels. A moderate number of puns in the second half. Set in a future where people can have plugin sex organs. Overall worth reading, not great not bad.
Chris
This book was just terrible. Poorly written, nonsensical rubbish. I liked Piers Anthony and the book seemed bizarre enough to be interesting; but it wasn't. Having witnessed his takes on sexuality and humor in this book now makes me question the value and quality of his real novels. Reading this has coated everything Piers Anthony with a greasy film of... demonic smegma? I don't know. Don't read it.
Cristen
Yes, it's a very, very, VERY weird book, even for Piers Anthony, who is great at weird. Because of that, and the fact that it very much lives up to its name, it is definitely not for everyone. You need to have an open mind and a thick skin to read it. For those of us with both qualities, it is a highly entertaining book.
Scott
Amazing that Peirs Anthony wrote this piece of Literotica. Its a great book much in Anthony's style but completely full of sex, lust and down right nastiness. The epilogue is a full explanation of the books history by Mr. Anthony, worth reading.
Collette
I found this a funny read filled with far-out sexual imagination. It's gross at times and gave me an eye-roll or two but I'm looking forward to the sequel. Sometimes we need a little "ewwww!" in our day. :)
Elizabeth
Gratuitous and perverted sex in a sci-fantasy setting. In my opinion, this is unnecessary to the world of literature. A poor outing for an otherwise delightful author.
crumpet
Comedy gold. If you didn't like this book then you simply take yourself far too seriously.
Anna
May 14, 2011 Anna is currently reading it
I have it on an e-book. I've read bits and pieces. Good so far.
Stephanie
...No words. Lame, maybe. Piers, why do you do this?
Joe
Very good and nothing I would have expected
Andrew Eickhoff
very imaginative, in a gross and perverted way.
carmen!
100% ridiculous love it
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Though he spent the first four years of his life in England, Piers never returned to live in his country of birth after moving to Spain and immigrated to America at age six. After graduating with a B.A. from Goddard College, he married one of his fellow students and and spent fifteen years in an assortment of professions before he began writing fiction full-time.

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