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Review: Story of the Eye

User Review  - Roberta Pearce - Goodreads

My eyes! My eyes! I don't know where to even begin in rating this novella. I don't think I recommend it. Certainly not for the faint of heart. Hell, not even for the smelling-salt of heart. Let's call ... Read full review

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User Review  - Henry Martin - Goodreads

One of the most bizarre books I have ever read, The Story of the Eye kept me torn as I kept turning the pages. Torn whether to repulse or whether to admit excitement. This book was unlike anything I ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jpablobr - Goodreads

Batille is a brilliant and probably also genius writer. Raised within a family of freeeaks, in "The Story of the Eye" he resets your mind with a punkish pornographic disjoin of the morally correct. I ... Read full review

Review: Story of the Eye

User Review  - Emilian Kasemi - Goodreads

I was introduced to Bataille's work by the female vocalist Björk. The song "Venus as a boy" shows Björk in a kitchen while she's cooking some eggs; this video was inspired by the singer's favorite ... Read full review

Review: Story of the Eye

User Review  - Graham Scala - Goodreads

What a thoroughly fucked book. I completely hated the book for the first chapter or two. There was some decent writing that was marred with the clumsy insertion of sexual elements that might ... Read full review

Review: Story of the Eye

User Review  - Maria - Goodreads

I like Story of the Eye. ***** After our Jane Eyre book discussion last night, Jzhun showed me this book. I read the first three paragraphs then decided to borrow it from him. Once finished, I could ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mirvan Ereon - Goodreads

This book is unforgettable. I cannot help but rave about it to anyone who cares to listen. This is very eloquently done and the violence and gore in this is strangely erotic and well-written. This may ... Read full review

Review: Story of the Eye

User Review  - Daniel - Goodreads

This book is filthy, and not in the fun way. This is the most disturbing book I've ever read. It is as offensive as you can get, save for maybe incest, but even that wouldn't be too out of place in ... Read full review

Review: Story of the Eye

User Review  - Leo H - Goodreads

Beautifully written, but at several points you will need to put it down to 'come up for air', as it were. Gleefully disturbing, a key text of surrealist literature. It's influence on writers such as JG Ballard and Bret Easton Ellis is obvious. Read full review

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User Review  - Lillian - Goodreads

This is a novel that explores "the dark side of the erotic". He writes with a psychotic intelligence. Refuses to let life alone but must interrogate it, rip at it, and turn it inside out. The most grotesque and animal impulses are served on a plate with eggs, eyeballs, and others. Read full review

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