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[Ebook] Hogg By Samuel R. Delany –

HoggThe Classic And Controversial Novel Made Available Again Acclaimed Winner Of The William Whitehead Memorial Award For A Lifetime S Contribution To Gay And Lesbian Literature, Bestselling And Award Winning SF Author Samuel R Delany Wrote Hogg Three Decades Ago Since Then It Has Been One Of America S Most Famous Unpublishable Novels The Subject Matter Of Hogg Is Our Culture Of Sexual Violence And Degeneration Delany Explores His Disturbing Protagonist Hogg On His Own Turf Rape, Pederasty, Sexual Excess Exposing An Area Of Violence And Sexual Abuse From The Inside As Such, It Is A Brave But Necessary Book A Shocking And Contemporary Insight Into A Parallel World Of Sex And Cravings That Lies In Wait In The Shadows Of Our Own World.

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  1. says:

    This is a book I can t give a star to I need some sort of alternate system to rate it, and just sorting that out would take all day It s both the worst book I ve ever read and one of the best, but I m not going to give it a three, because I think that s a cop out with this book Most people should not read this book That s not a tease to get you to read it It really is awful This book is to sex and masculinity what the Exorcist is to horror it s going to be too much for most people Rape Murder Child exploitation Dirty DIRTY sex I have one real squick with sex, and they hit it Over And over And over.But what this book shows to me is our culture s male archetype stripped to its bone I kept thinking of Camille Paglia while I read this book and her insistence that men are by their nature raw and rough I ve always felt that is too simplistic, because not all men are reading this book, I realized that this raw, rough, rude vision of masculinity is a cultural trope that we all swallow, and Hogg is its embodiment.What we have here is a man so raw and vile that he rapes and murders for a living, and for fun he takes...

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    tis the season13 TALES OF TERROR BOOK 2 read during my Social Work Years I Remember a young lad s journey into the dark side abuse degradation, times a million droolingly graphic depictions of rape, pederasty, blood, piss, shit, the whole kit kaboodle bikers whores drug addicts, oh my is that some form of Stockholm Syndrome or is this the kid s true destiny everything is so fuckin ugly i feel sick i suppose Delany had his reasons.i la...

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    The most depraved, disgusting, brilliantly sickening perversion I have ever read Although it is worth 5 stars for its brilliance, I cannot give it anything other than a ONE STAR Yuck.Before I begin my review, I would like to quickly share some information to those with closed minds with possibly limited understanding of the literal or alternative definitions of words in the English language.Try to open your mind just a wee bit and understand that there are words in which we have given a specific value or definition For example, Skinny versus scrawny although they have similar meanings, we as a society see skinny as beautiful and acceptable, whereas scrawny is sickening skinny and ugly.Every word has alternative, literal definitions Keep in mind that regardless of whether you place a positive or negative note and feeling to the word, it is simply just that a word choice Get over it.Ok I shall rant and rave and begin My apologies for the unorganized review But I just want to get the damned thing over with.SIDENOTE Please, please, please, please Read this review in its entirety before assuming that this is just another book with mild forms of ...

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    Re read relevant to something I m writing at the moment D major skimmage So much of the novel s hook is wondering what depraved thing is going to happen next and how far Delany is going to go Upon re reading, with no surprises, the story is incredibly slow Original review In order of necessity, what I have to say about this book 1 Have I ever felt so angry that I needed to write Hogg Absolutely, but with almost none of the skill, and I m endlessly thankful that I didn t need to endure the writing process of this book.2 If I had to choose to endure the violence of a victim from either American Psycho or ...

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    As a quick game take a moment to think of the most vile and perverse sex act you can Really, push yourself That sex act is in this novel somewhere Corpses Yes A lot of the criticism or reviews I ve seen for this novel, written way back in 1972 but never published until 1995 and published by FC2, whose mission is to publish books of high quality and exceptional ambition whose style, subject matter, or form push the limits of American publishing and reshape our literary culture , spends a good amount of time confessing how harrowing the experience of reading it is, but that it s in the end so worth it, for the gift I guess we re given of a portrait so honest and revolutionary Hogg, a rapist for hire who never bathes and regularly voids both bowels and bladder right in his crusty jeans, is so the critics argue repulsive and yet alluring, immoral and yet moral, hateful and yet capable of love Delany, the point is, has found a way to make evil sympathetic.I don t buy it, maybe because I don t buy the representation of evil in t...

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    Spoilers This book is very hard to rate It s a nasty read, it describes in full detail everything that could possibly make a person squick This is written through the voice of an unnamed boy who we only know as Cocksucker The telling of horrible scenes is done with the stunted feelings of a child who has seen too much and can no longer work up surprise or fear Or love At one point, the boy misses Hogg and I thought perhaps he had become attached to the man who was kind to him in a way Later you find that the boy is so disconnected that he doesnt even understand attachment Hogg is a disgusting character and yet, to show how well it is written, SPOILER ALERT in the last pages you feel disappointed that things don t end differently I softened to Hogg because he, in his way, professed a love for Cocksucker that you find will not be returned I think Cocksucker no longer wanted to be near Hogg once he felt tenderness, as if it was frightening than anything else Denny was a comical character to me Even though his killing spree would be sinister if not in a fictional work The fact that he scrawled All right on the wall after each killing seemed like dark humor.The story ends with the first mention of Cocksucker saying a word To me thi...

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    For connoisseurs of semen and semen related adjectives.

  8. says:

    Perverse, visceral, vascular Pushing a state of desensitization Depravity is subjective The world is corrupt.

  9. says:

    Context here sheds useful light, but remains inadequate to actually dissipate the deep shadows around the incontrovertibly messed up core of this very anomalous Delany novel The relevant context after a prolific decade of sci fi novels that enjoyed a surprising level of mainstream success given their often experimental devices and complicated aims, Delany closed out the decade with this relentless and unpublishable until 1995, in fact transgressive fiction, the first draft of which was complete just three days before the Stonewall Riots in 1969 So there s a potential source of vitriol fueling what I can only really describe as a libidinal dystopia, though that only scratches the surface Later, Dalgren s surface devastation actually maps a kind of Utopian counter society by comparison or his East Village memoir Heavenly Breakfast Certainly, there is plenty of broader social commentary mapped in the titular character s monologues to support a broad based frustration.And yet no amount of analysis seems likely to be adequate to explain away, intellectualize, or sterilize the sheer horror and revulsion this book seems necessarily to induce Doubly so, since locked within a complicit if an 11 year old semi hostage can be considered actually complicit viewpoint that passively observes atrocities with minimal objection amid an unending parade of human ruin, there s ...

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    Yikes Ok, I have to admit that I haven t read much Delany yet I have a bunch of books on my shelf, tried to read Babel 17 once but sort of gave up although it was pretty interesting and I vowed someday to return , and remember enjoying a number of short stories over the years Still, I grabbed this because it was on a list of unusual books , and while there wasn t any information given about it there, I figured, Delany s pretty interesting why not give this a try The book opens with the narrator, a young boy of about eleven if I remember right, getting his cock sucked by an older kid I thought this was just some kind of reminiscence about his first time , initially, but we quickly move on to group sex, gang rape and the self made man, hogg himself, truly one of the most vile and disgusting creatures to be spawned by the Beast of Literature.But here, look, I know Delany s a smart man I think he was driving at something with this book, and I think I might even know what it was, but the truth is that it just goes on, and on, and on with all this depravity and pederasty and love of ones own filthy body excretions and so on I guess it s not a long book but it certainly feels endless Skipping pages was mandatory for me and I still think I took in too much Apparently Del...

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