at 80pages,i started to wonder if fetishes were promoted by such writtings or has things like what was written in the book have always gone on ? To the fullest of Pissing in mouths,and whoring of young litt girls, insect and swapping of wives,or was that a big over the top to give the book a dramatic feel? I haven't even got to the punishments or torture yet,only sexual things but the ''story teller'' gives great details of a young,misguided life,and I didn't know what to think for a momment.
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If anyone cares to discuss.
I suppose fetishes might have been promoted by these kinds of writings; though my suspicion is that they've always gone on to some greater or lesser extent.
It's a disturbing book; completely unashamed without compassion or apologies. Why I don't see any real *need* for people to read such graphic decadence, I believe many thing that many contemporary views "corruption" and debauchery see it as something recent; which clearly its not. Also, at the time I read it, I was in my "learn all there is - no matter how good - no matter how bad"-phase.
Prepare to be disturbed - it's definitely not for everyone.
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... Tell me Khethil, did you find it interesting despite the horrors? I always find history fascinating.
Yea, I actually did. I was perplex yet enthralled by how much they reveled - with unabashed praise - such disgusting and unethical behavior. How does a mind think like that? How? Why? So yea... in this aspect, it was revealing in dispelling some naivety.
I think that - for me anyway - such an insight came at a price. I actually felt myself retching at some of the graphic descriptions. For that, I purchased increased knowledge at just how different, how "off" humans can really be (in this particular direction).