Thanks for posting this link, Al. I appreciate it.
Al and I have discussed this sort of thing in generalities before (two
words: "torture porn"). I'll say it again: I don't want to read stuff about
children being tortured. The revulsion I feel at the thought of it trumps
any considerations of art, literature, or avant-garde pushing of the
envelope. The fact that Mina is able to do it, that she's obviously found a
market for it is a testament to her ability and to an apparent public hunger
But I just don't like it (like I don't like romance writing, for that
matter), and I don't hunger for it any more than I hunger for more reality
It's not a question of artistic validity. It's a question of preferences.
I work with children all day in my day job (I teach middle school). I see
more than enough abuse of the ones I know, thank you. I don't need to read
fictional renditions of same.
All the Best-
On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 2:59 PM, Allan Guthrie <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
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