Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Porn posing as literary fiction



This is my picture from Monday. Our neighbor, Becky ("celery Becky", to clarify which one), gave us these books by Anne Rice. She said that she couldn't get through them because they were too scandalous. I thought she was being dramatic. I mean, how bad could they be? I'm hip; I've read "The Whole Lesbian Sex Book"; my parents had "The Joy of Sex" on our living room bookshelf; I've tried a few things in my day.

Well, oh my god, she was not kidding. I felt dirty even having these books in my house and returned them to her immediately. Every page is some graphic sex scene. I'm not even sure if there's a plot in any of the books. Steph and I would turn to any random page, and without fail, someone was getting raped or spanked.

I talked with Nicole about this and she said that she mistakedly purchased one of these books because it was next to the regular Anne Rice fiction in Borders. WHAT? This stuff should be shrink wrapped and placed next to Playboy where it belongs.

2 comments:

Josurin said...

Doesn't it kind of defeat the purpose of a "nom de plume" when you say who the real person is on the cover??? I know that this is a later printing and that early on it was probably a secret, but still ... it's kind of silly. How does one "write as" someone else?? It makes no sense to me.

Adina said...

Judging from the quality of writing in these books, I would hope that she was "writing as someone else"...like some horrible porn writer possessed her and she couldn't help but write this trash.