Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Torture Porn

From: Allan Guthrie (
Date: 04 Jul 2007

Isn't it masochistic? It's the narrator who's experiencing the pain. If it was sadistic, he'd be inflicting it.

Regardless, Huston describes physical pain as convincingly as Goodis described psychic pain. I've no idea why one is a problem and the other is not (would anybody object to a writer who described the piecemeal destruction of a character's mind? -- that's torture too). But I'm looking forward to someone enlightening me.


----- Original Message ----- From: <> To: <> Sent: Thursday, July 05, 2007 1:34 AM Subject: Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Torture Porn

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>> Because of that particular scene or because you didn't enjoy Huston's
>> writing or the book as a whole?
> I didn't get that far, reading about having his 50 staples removed was
> enough - I don't need to read about that sadism.

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