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120 Days of Sodom by Marquis de Sade
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Aug 05, 11

Having read this book, in its entirety, is probably what will get me sent to hell. This is the only book I have ever read which made me reconsider my stance on censorship. It is definitely not for the faint at heart. It begins with sexual perversions that go beyond what most of us would even consider as titilating. It ends with descriptions of what is nothing short of sadistic torture. So where's the merit? I would say that resides in form, not content, as well as historical curiosity. De Sade wrote this while being held prisoner in the Bastaille (he was freed during the Revolution). There are more interesting works by De Sade, who really was a master of irony - and perversion.
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