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The 120 Days of Sodom and Other Writings by Marquis de Sade
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it was amazing
bookshelves: psychopathology, erotica, philosophy

Absolutely the most obssessive & intense bk I've ever read. I got a hard-on from it at the same time that I was utterly horrified. De Sade knew what he was doing & was completely unrestrained. The main story here is about 4 bigwigs who kidnap a shitload of people, including kids, & then torture & sexually abuse them to death. Structurally, it's mostly a list of permutations on degradations &, as such, is a bit tedious as writing. But De Sade just lets it all hang out. If I remember correctly, this was written while he was imprisoned in the Bastille so I'm sure there was a whole lotta masturbating going on on his part while he was writing this. Writing it probably made him feel like he was destroying the world that imprisoned him.. wch, in a way, he might've been.
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February 5, 1976 – Finished Reading
March 10, 2008 – Shelved
March 10, 2008 – Shelved as: psychopathology
March 10, 2008 – Shelved as: erotica
March 10, 2008 – Shelved as: philosophy

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