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Story of the Eye by Georges Bataille
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Jun 22, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: sex-and-erotica, je-ne-comprend-pas, 1001-done-with, neurotic-literary-snoot, bdsm, lovely-covers, modern-lit
Read in June, 2009

Sick, disgusting and kinky but never boring. It certainly makes an impression. But if it were to be any longer I would start chucking off the stars. Lucky for Mr. Bataille that he kept the story short and writing up to standards. I'm sure if you try hard you could find some social commentary in there and a few metaphors, but it takes an effort to look beyond all the fetish and gore. Besides lewdness itself makes a point here.
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Matthieu I never want to eat eggs again.

The Crimson Fucker I know I’ma regret this.. but why the fear of eggs???

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Don't tell him. He read Twilight just to find out about the volcanic sperm thing that turned out to be a Forks legend. He might read Bataille if nobody answers his questions.


The Crimson Fucker You know what Tambo, I was thinking the other day that I’ve never read an erotic novel… maybe a should read one… you wanna make a poll with suggestions?

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This is the only one.

The Crimson Fucker This is the only erotic novel that there is??? I’d have to believe you… I’ve never walk in the romantic section of any bookstore/library in my whole life…

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Greg This one isn't in the romance section. I can give you this to read the next time you want a book to read in the store. Or Sade, but if you couldn't stomach George R.R. Martin you won't make it though him.

karen theres a difference between romance and erotic. but both are pretty boring. read story of o - its all about butts.

message 9: by The Crimson Fucker (last edited Jul 26, 2009 08:09PM) (new)

The Crimson Fucker I aint reading that crap!!! It sucks!!! I want an erotic novel!!!

Matthieu This is the ONLY one, Alfonso. Listen to 'Tambo.

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Greg Alfonso this is the one you want to read....

Big Spankable Asses by Angie Daniels

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Just freaking read it, Alfonso. It's only 104 pages. I've read it, Greg's read it, Karen's read it, Kasia's read it, Matt's read it. You're the only person on this thread that hasn't read it.

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Greg I haven't read it. But I know about the eggs.

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Oops. I lied.

Matthieu Scratch that. You're an honourary reader, Greg.

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Greg Thanks Matt. By the way there is still a copy of the Penetrator waiting at the store if you stop by.

Matthieu I'm actually coming up to the city on Tuesday!

The Crimson Fucker Tambo… you should know me better than that! I will never read this book =) even if my life depended on it… just because of your comment… Mr. Greg… dude wtf!!! For the third time!! I am not reading that one either!! you want me to read that one… The Paper wants me to read that urban novel… I’m beginning to think y’all trying to use me to read all the crap that y’all book snob asses won’t let y’all read!! OMG I’M BEING USED!!!!

message 19: by karen (last edited Jul 27, 2009 06:21AM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

karen which urban novel do i want you to read?? the story of o is not an urban novel. it is an erotic novel, as you were requesting.which i have read, you are no guinea pig. if you are talking about this book http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28...

it just makes me laugh and you were sitting right next to it, no one wants you to read it. stop trippin'

Kasia Oh wow, there was like a whole discussion here, and I've missed it. I hate when that happens.

Lauryl I actually found Story of the Eye to be really tedious. Just sayin'.

Andrés Pascuas The best description "Sick, disgusting and kinky but NEVER BORING".

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