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Animal Rights and Pornography by J. Eric Miller
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Oct 27, 14

bookshelves: 2006-or-before, 2009, fiction, with-me-in-ca
Read in August, 2009

Re-reading this probably five years after first purchasing & reading it, I arbitrarily picked this up again yesterday and decided to revisit it. At the time or purchase I was into it purely for a level of minimal spectacle, a literary taste that Dennis Cooper had cultivated in my unrefined mind. Now, as a significantly better reader, I get far more "content" out of Cooper while still appreciating minimal prose stylings, so I figured this book was ripe for a re-read.

And I was right, more or less. Many of these stories read like a more prudish Peter Sotos as written by Lynne Tillman (does that make sense to anybody besides me?), but there's a cohesive reason for the entire collection: highlighting humanity's uglisness in comparison to animal's "innocence" (I'm sure there's a better word I could be using here), the reader really sort of does start to consider animal rights. It's far more affective than PETA propaganda, that's for sure.
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Makes sense to me!

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