Sunday, November 17, 2013

Kingsbridge- Book 1: The Choice to Submit

Kingsbridge Book 1: Jeanine

Voluntary bondage is a subject begging for examination in fiction. Most fiction dealing with bondage, dominance, and sexual slavery does so by using forced situations in which a heroine reluctantly accepts her status as a slave. Boddice-ripper stories tend to follow this model as do romance novels that involve a splash of kink. Kingsbridge Book 1: Jeanine by Orpheus forgoes such tropes and presents a young female protagonist who chooses to become a sexual slave.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

American Psycho: Empty Consumption

American Psycho

A caricature is not the same thing as a character. The ability to satirize an entire culture requires the creation of a caricature, the embodiment of all that is wrong with that culture. The more depraved the targeted society, the more depraved the embodiment must be. American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis targets the vapid, shallow, and disposable 1980s in a way only transgressive fiction can. It is far from a perfect novel but it is a significant addition to its genre.