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Slave Girl of Gor (Gor #11)

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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. Determine ...more
Paperback, 552 pages
Published June 30th 2007 by eReads.com (first published 1977)
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mark monday
repressed hot chick magically transported to a faraway world learns the joys of sexual slavery. rape, rape, and some more rape. plus some really weird and disturbing games for the younger lads featuring their new slave as both the object of the game and the reward - after a long, hard day they deserve it!

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
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Johnny Hazelnut
Is the 11th in John Norman's (real name John Frederick Lange) series of science-fiction-cum-BDSM novels known as The Chronicles of Gor.

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
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Peter Meredith
Jun 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 stars primarily to piss people off. Why cuz it's fun. I think everyone should try it and give all my books five stars and see how mad I get.;)
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
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dmitri lessy
Sep 24, 2007 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no one
when i first read it, i thought this book was kinda stupid.

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
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Shanon
Sep 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you are of the feminist ilk and/or looking for misogyny you will definitely find it here, Gor is a world where the men are manly warrior types providing for the weaker, incredibly feminine females of the world. It is a primitive world full of dangers, dangerous creatures, and only the strong (or those protected by the strong) can survive.

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
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Alex
Jan 30, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Five word review... WTF did I just read?!?!

More than five word review (no spoilers)...

Since finishing this book a few days ago, I have been unsure how to review this book. It's not really a Gor book. It is, but not when compared the rest of the series so far. This book would be more accurately described as a deeply troubled BDSM version of grocery store romance novels, except instead of targeting the frustrated, repressed housewife, this book targets the frustrated, repressed, middle-aged male.
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Natalie
A friend of mine in eighth grade was very much into the Gor series. I read this one on her advice, and I'm fairly certain it's the single-handed cause of my current feminist activism.

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.
Darth
Feb 16, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gor
Dont let the 4 star fool you, this book has problems.

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
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Christian West
Oct 23, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Judy Thornton, English major and poetess, is kidnapped and taken to Gor, a hidden planet on the opposite side of the sun from Earth. Once there she is made a slave and raped over and over and over. After about page four, Judy (the English major and poetess) realises that all women should be subservient to men because that is their place. Then some more rape. Then some concerns about how she is enjoying herself. More rape. Then a random story about beading a necklace coded with a useless secret m ...more
AmbushPredator
Jan 12, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A novel where Tarl Cabot only takes a minor walk on, walk off (with new slave girl) role, this one follows the adventures of one Judy Thornton, educated woman and Gorean slave girl. It's not bad. It's very formulaic, but then, by now, a lot of these novels are.

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?
Zoran Krušvar
I have this book on my PC and to be honest, it's not much of a read. BUT it's a great file to e-mail to my feminist friends when I want to tease them :-)) I gave the book an extra star for that :-))

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?
Michael Labonte
Aug 07, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Well I enjoyed the story part of the book a little. While at the same time the philosophical parts I learned to just skip. I did not need the read and re-read repeatedly the "women are only happy as slaves" parts of the book. All the while I got the feeling that the author believed that if he kept repeating it he could convince me. Sorry it didn't work. This being the 11th book in the series was the toughest one for me to finish. I hope the basic theme returns to Sci-Fi Fantasy for the 12th book ...more
Chanel J
Whilst atrociously written and centered on the abuse and slavery of the female main character, I found this to be (oddly enough) the loveliest romance story I've ever laid eyes on.
I probably wouldn't read it again simply because of the writing style, but I love the story.
John Lawson
A girl is kidnapped and forced in sexual slavery. "Haven't we read this before?" ensues.

I have to confess I only read about half this book, although I did read it start-to-finish. I just ended up skipping lots places. In previous installments, Norman would frequently go on his socio/political tangents, such as:

* Women's innate inferiority to men
* Women's instinctual and evolutionary need to be dominated by men
* Rape is love, love is rape
* Etc

However, he was in rare form in this book and was pron
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Brent
Mar 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
How does one write a review of ANY Gor book? A rip-off of Burroughs' Barsoom series (and maybe the Conan books) these books were written in the 1970's as a response to rising feminism. Gor is a world where men are warriors (with big "hands") and women are . . . sex slaves. And, of course, they love it. It is geared towards teenage boys and their masturbatory fantasies. Generally poorly written and repetitive. (How many times can you read about the joys of being used by your master?) Reading thes ...more
Ward Bond
Jun 27, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

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

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J.L. Day
Apr 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have read the entire series, there simply isn't anything else like it; they are decadent and addictive, completely and wholly something everyone should have on their MUST READ list.

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
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Butterflykatana
Jan 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Slave Girl of Gor.
Here is the second novel of the series to be centered on a woman of Earth now on Gor, I found Judy to be a lot more likable then Elinor from book 7, so I really enjoyed following her on her journey in this book. A world where the 1920 and the 1940's swashbucklers are alive and well with some BDSM.
The BDSM is there yes, yet in a day when 50 Shades of Grey is so widely accepted by women I see no reason to deny men their side of the coin.
(Yes the beating & feeding of bad sl
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Ashen
Sep 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love all of the Gor books. Slave Girl of Gor is one of my favourite by John Norman. Its graphic depiction of the realities of being taken out of your normal life on Earth, and being dumped, a beautiful, vulnerable woman, on an alien planet where everything you ever knew about your sexual needs and wants, and your entire attitude towards men, is challenged and changed forever, is actually a wake-up call to the majority of women on Earth today, and how their sexual mores can be adapted and modif ...more
Michele
Aug 15, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Couldn't finish the book. When the main character constantly repeats "I, Judy Thornton, a poetess..." over and over, I lost interest. I get it. It's satire towards the first or second wave of feminism during the 1970's. The joke got lost after Judy Thornton repeated the college poetess part for the 1000th time. Alright, you wrote poetry Judy. We heard you. We all heard you. Now please shut the frack up! Thus, the repetition offended me more than the plot itself.

Haven't been reading all the Gor
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Briana
Jan 12, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
There aren't very many words that can describe this novel other than distasteful and that it was obviously written by a man who really has no idea how the female mind words. I admire his creativity, his writing style, and the balls it took for the time period he chose to write this in but nothing would have me read any of his other work nor would i recommend this novel. It was well written but just rather....lame.
Christopher Walls
Sep 03, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
I read this whole series in a marathon session, while stationed in England. The depth and volume of the stories is humbling for any writer and I consider this series very influential in my own approach to writing and world building in general; generic post for all the books in this series as I am finally getting around to recording my reading list in Goodreads.
Almustafa Couch
John Norman did make an effort (which failed) to write this book from a female perspective, it did contain some brilliant battle descriptions, which is why it got a high rating of two. He made the now familiar error of conflating biology with social norms, but if this tendency is recognized then it is overlook-able if not tolerable. It does fit well with the previous work in the Gorean saga.
Charles
Jul 18, 2008 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
To say I was dissapointed is an understatment. It's the exact same story he told in Captive of Gor, with a different Earth woman. I was really pissed off to see the series return to this.

There was ostensibly some reason why the focus was on the woman, but it seemed window dressing to me.

Sexist.
Azikiwe
Jul 09, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
If you're a fan of slavery(predominantly sexual slavery) and rape, though if one literally begs to be raped is it rape or some sort of sex game, any way this is the book for you. That's if you can handle it constantly repeating itself constantly repeating itself over and over again saying the same damn thing kind of like I'm doing now repeating myself.
Rick
I remember liking the Gor series well enough in junior high and high school when I read them but I don't think I would enjoy them as much 25+ years later so I will recuse myself from rating any in the series.
Timothy Boyd
Ever read the old John Carter of Mars books? Well here is the more adult version of a man transported to a more savage world. Great adventure reads, but not for the faint at heart. Very adult material dealing with sex. Recommended
Terry Schmidt
Good to heavy with the slave girl descriptions. Got tried of a girl is meant to be a slave and want to be a slave. Repeated time and time again through the book.
Kimmarie
want to re-read some of these
Deborah Addington
Yeah, the writing sucks, but hey. Slaves are hot.
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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
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Gor (1 - 10 of 34 books)
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