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>Then I learned that all moral judgments are ‘value judgments,’ that all value judgments are subjective [it just depends on how you think about them], and that none can be proved to be either ‘right’ or ‘wrong’…I discovered that to become truly free, truly unfettered, I had to become truly uninhibited. And I quickly discovered that the greatest obstacle to my freedom, the greatest block and limitation to it, consists in the insupportable “value judgment that I was bound to respect the rights of others. I asked myself, who were these ‘others?’ Other human beings with human rights? Why is it more wrong to kill a human animal than any other animal, a pig or a sheep or a steer? Is your life more to you than a hog’s life to a hog? Why should I be willing to sacrifice my pleasure more for the one than for the other? Surely, you would not, in this age of scientific enlightenment, declare that God or nature has marked some pleasures as ‘moral’ or ‘good’ and others as ‘immoral’ or ‘bad’? In any case, let me assure you, my dear young lady, that there is absolutely no comparison between the pleasure I might take in eating ham and the pleasure I anticipate in raping and murdering you. That is the honest conclusion to which my education has led me – after the most conscientious examination of my spontaneous and uninhibited self. ~ ted bundy
>atheists crying about the evils of organized religion
do something about this, atheists
Sasha Grey Joins Erotic Novel Brigade With ‘The Juliette Society’
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In the latest female driven erotic novel to steam up the publishing crowd, Sasha Grey’s fiction debut, an erotic novel titled The Juliette Society, has a U.S. deal with Beth de Guzman at Grand Central Publishing, and Catherine Burke of Little, Brown has snapped it for the UK.
The book is being described as Fight Club, set in a highly sexualized world with an assertive female protagonist.
While there continue to be a host of female-driven erotic novels following on the heels of the humungous global sales of Fifty Shades Of Grey, this book might have a leg up, in that the author certainly knows the terrain. Sasha Grey is one of the most recognized names in the adult entertainment industry even though it has been four years since she stopped the kind of acting that requires horizontal emoting. She starred in Steven Soderbergh’s The Girlfriend Experience and played Vinnie Chase’s porn star girlfriend in a season of HBO’s Entourage, acquitting herself nicely in both roles. Now, she’s put pen to paper.
“For the very first time I can create my own world, my own characters, my own story, and express my own vision with publishers who are just as passionate about the subject matter as I am,” Grey said in a statement. “I’m not interested in trying to reinvent the erotic novel, but I look forward to taking it back to its source as a salacious treatment of sex, particularly female sexuality, as something mysterious and sensual. Me sensual? Go figure!”
Foreign rights handled by Foundry Media’s Stephanie Abou while film rights are being handled by WME and New School Media. Marc Gerald of The Agency Group made the U.S. publishing deal and Arabella Stein Agency brokered foreign. Other territories will be brokered at Frankfurt.
Is The Recognitions just ReferenceFest 2012?
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Well...whatever year it came out. Because from what I know, there are 3 or 4 obscure references PER PAGE, and this seems like a hell of a lot. Having said that, I do love references. Pynchon and Diaz do the best, from the authors I've read. Oh God, I've wanted to read this book for so long.