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User Review  - EadieB - LibraryThing

Book Description Bataille’s first novel, published under the pseudonym ‘Lord Auch’, is still his most notorious work. In this explicit pornographic fantasy, the young male narrator and his lovers ... Read full review

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User Review  - sighedtosleep - LibraryThing

This book is filthy, and not in the fun way. This is the most disturbing book I've ever read. It is as offensive as you can get, save for maybe incest, but even that wouldn't be too out of place in ... Read full review

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User Review  - danlai - LibraryThing

This book is filthy, and not in the fun way. This is the most disturbing book I've ever read. It is as offensive as you can get, save for maybe incest, but even that wouldn't be too out of place in ... Read full review

Review: Story of the Eye

User Review  - Henry Martin - Goodreads

One of the most bizarre books I have ever read, The Story of the Eye kept me torn as I kept turning the pages. Torn whether to repulse or whether to admit excitement. This book was unlike anything I ... Read full review

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User Review  - whitewavedarling - LibraryThing

I had a difficult time getting through this book. In fact, I read the first fifteen pages or so, put it aside out of disgust, and then finally went back and finished it in one sitting--partly out of ... Read full review

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User Review  - HadriantheBlind - LibraryThing

Welp. Not really a fan of transgressive fiction, but this one gets points for creativity. I had no idea that those body parts could be used in those ways. Don't read while eating. Read full review

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User Review  - Michael.Xolotl - LibraryThing

"That was the period when Simone developed a mania for breaking eggs with her behind." A pity Simone had to pass the breaking-eggs-with-your-ass point of no return; it's always sad when that happens ... Read full review

Review: Story of the Eye

User Review  - Graham Scala - Goodreads

What a thoroughly fucked book. I completely hated the book for the first chapter or two. There was some decent writing that was marred with the clumsy insertion of sexual elements that might ... Read full review

Review: Story of the Eye

User Review  - Leo H - Goodreads

Beautifully written, but at several points you will need to put it down to 'come up for air', as it were. Gleefully disturbing, a key text of surrealist literature. It's influence on writers such as JG Ballard and Bret Easton Ellis is obvious. Read full review

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User Review  - Lillian - Goodreads

This is a novel that explores "the dark side of the erotic". He writes with a psychotic intelligence. Refuses to let life alone but must interrogate it, rip at it, and turn it inside out. The most grotesque and animal impulses are served on a plate with eggs, eyeballs, and others. Read full review

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