Erotic Evolution, June 2011
Torture Me! A Dark Depraved Tale of Sin and Sex in the Garden of Evil Ecstasy is a deliciously disturbing erotic novel, recognised as a cult classic of Sadomasochism. The portrayal of ancient methods of torture as an art form — is both beautiful and horrifically shocking.
The story begins with a philosophical discussion about the role of murder in society. Many of the ideas are confronting and unpopular, but potent with the horrible truth of human nature behind them. The writer, Octave Mirbeau, (an atheist and anarchist) constantly challenges the reader through out the novel — with his scathing view of humanity, the hypocrisy, corruption, evil of the world and human condition. He explores the dual nature of life — love is death, beauty is pain, and torture is ecstasy.
This is the twisted tale of a young Frenchman (a corrupted politician) who meets the beautiful (on the outside) aristocratic Clara, who invites him to China. Clara has a fetishistic desire of death and torture — she sees it as beautiful and wildly sexually arousing. She seduces the Frenchman with her wicked enchanting web and takes him to the Torture Garden. This is an unreal place of beauty and death, which grows amazing exotic flowers in soil fertile from the blood and bones of the executed. The man wants to leave but is too weak, he is captivated by Clara’s physical beauty but is sickened her dark nature. He begins to see the ‘civilised’ world as a thinly disguised veil of the Torture Garden (thus the garden serves as an allegory to the brutal, cruel tendencies of humanity and corrupt decay of the modern world).
Sexually explicit, with hardcore sexual torture, violence and bondage – this book shocked the world when first published 100 years ago. Intelligently written, with great artistic and philosophical merit, Torture Me! is an unique experience — intended to both arouse and disturb.
This Kindle version is beautifully illustrated with unique vintage erotica pictures.
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