Baise-Moi (Rape Me)

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Grove/Atlantic, Inc., Dec 1, 2007 - Fiction - 208 pages
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Baise-Moi is one of the most controversial French novels of recent years, a punk fantasy that takes female rage to its outer limits. Now the basis for a hit underground film which was banned in France, Baise-Moi is a searing story of two women on a rampage that is part Thelma and Louise, part Viking conquest. Manu and Nadine have had all they can take. Manu has been brutally raped, and determines it's not worth leaving anything precious lying vulnerable -- including her very self. She teams up with Nadine, a nihilist who watches pornography incessantly, and they enact their own version of les vols et les viols (rape and pillage) -- they lure men sexually, use them up, then rob and kill them. Drawing from the spiky cadences of the Sex Pistols and the murderous eroticism of Georges Bataille or Dennis Cooper, Baise-Moi is a shocking, accomplished, and truly unforgettable novel.

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User Review  - Kurtisdarby - LibraryThing

The sex and violence were definitely a major component of this novel, but the title and back flap made that obvious before reading. There’s a good part of the middle when the author really seems to be ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rubab Mirza - Goodreads

A very disturbing book. Not a book for youngsters. But it has a very haunting quality to it. I read it non-stop. The mental and physical breakdown of two girls who had nothing to loose and nothing to gain. Amazing. Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Virginie Despentes was born in 1969. She is also the author of two other
novels, and she wrote and codirected the film version of Baise-Moi.

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