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Review: Story of the Eye

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  - 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

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User Review  - Brianne - Goodreads

This book was extremely hard to rate. On the one hand, the writing is excellent and you get a solid look at the twisted mind of a sexual deviant. On the other hand...it's revolting, and definitely not ... Read full review

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User Review  - Pranaya Rana - Goodreads

This book is pornography. There's no denying that. It doesn't hide its sexuality, instead displays it for all to see. Bataille was writing porn, and I'm very certain he knew it. Along the way, he ... Read full review

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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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User Review  - Abracadabra - Goodreads

This short story had been on my computer for quite a while until I took, some time ago at university, a Counterculture Literature class and decided to finally read it, not knowing what to really ... Read full review

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User Review  - Robert - Goodreads

A complicated, absurdist sexual novel. Bataille uses his literary sexual escapades to skewer emotion, religion and morality. Read full review

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User Review  - Soeine Bac - Goodreads

This book is not pornographic. It uses the form of pornography to convey fundamental human miseries. It digs up what we avoid facing, in utter frankness. Read full review

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User Review  - Stephen - Goodreads

E-fricken-gad. Those French! I defy anyone to name a book of comparable renown that features the words "jerk off" (or "jerking off", "jerked off", etc.) as are found in such dizzying abundance and ... Read full review

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