Slave Girl of Gor (Gor #11)
it's all very straight-faced and sincere. slavery eventually turns out to be a very freeing concept for the "decadent" earthwoman - she learns to love it, naturally. as long as it is in service ...more
Now. I should explain that, for reasons best known to myself, I have actually read the first 14 Gorean novels in their entirety. To be fair, the early ones aren't all that dreadful. The first one, Tarnsman of Gor, published 1967, is engagingly stony. How else can you describe a novel where the protagonist, an English Literature lecturer turned bare-chested Boris ...more
Really only two types of people should like this book as much as I do: teenage boys and everyone who like Fifty Shades.
There is an interesting concept to this. The slave women are the actual free ones--in a sexual sense. The free women of Gor have to cover themselves in burka-like outfits. Nor are they allowed to express their sexuality in any way, not e ...more
but i judged too soon.
this book, for the lack of a better word to describe pieces of over-repeated one-dimentional philosophical view of existence based on the primal joy of sex... is actually just 1 book of about 26...or is it 28, i lost count, not that i give a damn... 20-something book series called Counter Earth. i think sometimes they spell it Counter Urth... that is so unimaginative, it's almost sad.
i think, of course, it might be ...more
A bit of background from the series. Gor is counter-earth, a world which the primary narrative character of the series believes was originally populated by ...more
I'd completely forgotten about Gor, actually, until I read an article about the series recently. I had no idea it has the following that it does, even though I'm apparently the first person to review the book on GoodReads.
I hesitate to guess, no wait, that isnt true, I love speculating about the how and why...
My guess is that EVEN for the time these were published (1966-1976) the author / publusher took heat for the rape and masochistic themes in the preceeding 10 volumes of this series. Though not really graphic, it would go along the lines of, "And they proceeded to rape her." or "She was a well used slave that night" it had been largely male point of view, i ...more
I don't think that whole BDSM thing would be a problem today, since "50 Shades of Gray" made it practically mainstream, but the idea of general male superiority over females might be a bit controversial :-)))
And yes, the book is badly written. But you don't really expect much from a soft-porn, right?
Edgar Rice Burroughs BARSOOM series would be a faint comparison, I suppose; but Norman carries his characters to a depth of depravity that is reminiscent of a D/s or BDSM fetish fanatics dream. At the same time, they are not written in a way as to be entirely sexual, he merely casts about components and subtle subt ...more
I probably wouldn't read it again simply because of the writing style, but I love the story.
Taken as a possession, Judy Thornton, an Earth resident, is found meandering in the wilderness of the Earthlike planet of Gor. In keeping with the uncivilized culture of the Goreans, she is trained and used as a slave. What her masters don't know is that Judy is more than just a beautiful chattel. She has the power to obliterate Gor and all that is related to it. Determined to seize control of her, Priest Kings and Kur-Monster enter combat, neglecting the fact that the fate of Gor rests in the
But the main storyline picks up again in the next novel, which sees Cabot pack his best fur loincloth for a sojourn in the frozen wastes with the Inuit.
Do they have naked slave girls? Does a sleen shit in the woods?
Haven't been reading all the Gor ...more
There was ostensibly some reason why the focus was on the woman, but it seemed window dressing to me.
John Norman, real name John Lange, was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1931. His best known works, the Gor novels, span 31 books written 1967 to 2012, plus three installments of the Telnarian Histories, two other fiction works and a non-fiction paperback. Mr. Norman is marrie ...more