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Marietta Rodgers

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Review of the Torture Garden

The Torture Garden, by Octave Mirbeau, is a rare book, that produces a physical, as well as an emotional effect on the reader.

The narrator, is a nefarious bureaucrat, who is recounting the story of his descent into a depraved quagmire, to a bunch of French intellectuals, who are talking about death. His love, Clara, takes him to visit a garden in China, where they torture prisoners, which is aptl Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 29, 2018 08:46
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Rusty Nugent Thanks Marietta for becoming my friend.


Marietta Sophia wrote: "Thanks for the friend request, Marietta.

See you around GR!"


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Sophia Thanks for the friend request, Marietta.

See you around GR!


Marietta Thanks, ditto! :)


Hunter Murphy So glad you're here, Marietta!! I can't wait to read your book. :)


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