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The She-Devils

3.47 of 5 stars 3.47  ·  rating details  ·  81 ratings  ·  13 reviews
Classic French erotica by the extremely prolific Louys. Susan Sontag, so recently deceased, described this book as "one of the handful of erotic works that achieve true literary status." The She-Devils is the story of a young man who one day finds himself in the company of a family of whores, mother and three daughters, each of the younger ones more decadent than the last....more
Paperback, 220 pages
Published October 1st 2006 by (first published 1926)
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It seems that the 1970s porno mag Screw used to assess porno movies on a four-erect-penises rating scale.

Adapting that scale to the novel here in question, I would easily bestow it four big hard ones. This, so far, is the only book I've read that kept me tumescent the entire way; literary Viagra of the first order.

If this is too much information then get back to the junior leagues, o' timid ones.

"Despite the fact that my sexual exercises are ordinarily as reserved and conservative as my language...more
Completely depraved, full of typoes, very sexy. Silly. Fun. Hot. Did I say it was hot? Yeah. It is.
I read this book in its Spanish version some years ago, shortly after discovering Pierre Louÿs and his extremely smart and funny Manuel De Civilité Pour Les Petites Filles à L'usage Des Maisons D'éducation.

As many other open-minded readers from our time, I guess, I was also openly shocked by almost every page of it. I didn't find it arousing at all, but I did find it mostly fascinating, sometimes too strong, other times kind of sweet and innocent, all of it depending on the point of view and th...more
Rjyan Kidwell
Fucking Masterpiece
Jul 09, 2009 M. rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: own, 2009, fiction
As much as I enjoyed the story here, I can't get over how awful the copy-editing was. Like, it sort of seemed like this was just scanned and OCR'd and then not proofed or anything, because there are random characters & fuck-ups on almost every page. Seriously distracting. The story is quite delicious, and though I didn't see it at first, I understand Sontag included it on her list of worthwhile literary erotica in The Pornographic Imagination (this was the only work mentioned I hadn't former...more
Amanda Tilbrook
Had to read it for a University Course - one of the most disturbing books I've ever read!
Apparently, I first read in March 2010. No, that can't be right. This is when I gave it all these stars here... Actually I used to own a copy, maybe in 2008, but then I started lending it to friends, to friends' sisters, to their girlfriends. I kinda miss it.
Ulf Kjell Gür
Lovanden presentationstexter från förlaget. Önsketänkande från ensam medelålders man? Inte vet jag, men många omtag blir det av rövknull med mera. Väcker den lust? Vissa passager kanske.
Todo o texto parece obcecado por cenas de sexo explícitas, com absoluta preferência por situações sado-masoquistas, algumas das quais absolutamente nojentas.
Michael X
A dirty, dirty, dirty book. Not for those who are into some light erotica. This is some perverse stuff. NOT RECOMMENDED for light weights.
Libro para leerlo con la mente muy pero muy abierta, me choqueo bastante.
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