Tag: banned books

REVIEW: Anti-Justine by Nicolas-Edme Rétif

Inspired by the presumed poison of De Sade's violent and licentious masterworks 'Justine' and 'Juliette', Nicolas-Edme Rétif (also known as Rétif de la Bretonne) wrote this antidote; a work which morally defends the debauchery therein graphically depicted and shows us that even the most libidinous of lifestyles can have a happy ending. Enter Cupidonnet and … Continue reading REVIEW: Anti-Justine by Nicolas-Edme Rétif

REVIEW: Story of O by Pauline Réage

How far will a woman go to express her love? In this exquisite novel of passion and desire, the answer emerges through a daring exploration of the deepest bonds of sensual domination. “O” is a beautiful Parisian fashion photographer, determined to understand and prove her consuming devotion to her lover, René, through complete submission to … Continue reading REVIEW: Story of O by Pauline Réage

REVIEW: Crash by JG Ballard

When J. G. Ballard, our narrator, smashes his car into another and watches a man die in front of him, he finds himself drawn with increasing intensity to the mangled impacts of car crashes. Robert Vaughan, a former TV scientist turned nightmare angel of the expressway, has gathered around him a collection of alienated crash … Continue reading REVIEW: Crash by JG Ballard