July 9, 2012

READING: Erotica takes off

Here we go!  Anne Rice (I've read and loved her books in the past) has just announced the release of an erotica trilogy, written decades ago and initially published under a pen name. Below is an excerpt from the preface she wrote recently. I'm not sure I agree with "things we can't do in ordinary life" - mostly because I don't know what she means by "ordinary", or, for that matter, "things." Anyway, don't say I didn't warn you - trilogies and erotica are HOT. Pun intended.

RICE: "As a feminist, I'm very much supportive of equal rights for women in all walks of life. And that includes for me the right of every woman to write out her sexual fantasies and to read books filled with sexual fantasies that she enjoys. Men have always enjoyed all kinds of pornography. How can it be wrong for women to do the same thing? We're sexual beings! And fantasy is where we can do the things we can't do in ordinary life. A woman has the right to imagine herself carried away by a handsome prince, and to choose for herself as she writes, the color of his hair and eyes, and imagine his silky voice. She has a right to make him as tall as she wants and as strong as she wants. Why not? Men have always allowed themselves such fantasies."

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