Peter Sotos, the writer who "rapes a blank page", whose pen is "the verbal knife of a sadist", unleashes Tick, his latest controversial dispatch from the cutting edge of pornography, sexual abuse and degradation. Drawing from his own experiences, insights and investigations, Sotos slices open the dark underbelly of the sex industry and reveals the harsh, gritty and brutal extremes that lurk within. From prostitution, pornography and drug abuse to the most notorious sex crimes, Sotos' obsession with the darker side of ...
Peter Sotos, the writer who "rapes a blank page", whose pen is "the verbal knife of a sadist", unleashes Tick, his latest controversial dispatch from the cutting edge of pornography, sexual abuse and degradation. Drawing from his own experiences, insights and investigations, Sotos slices open the dark underbelly of the sex industry and reveals the harsh, gritty and brutal extremes that lurk within. From prostitution, pornography and drug abuse to the most notorious sex crimes, Sotos' obsession with the darker side of humanity is relentless and uncompromising. Intersected throughout with documentary extracts reporting on and responding to sex crimes and related subjects, Tick not only presents an unsanitised account of pornographic excess and extreme sex, but through its frank delivery, it questions society's own, often hypocritical, fascination with these taboo subjects.
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Good. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Back cover creased. Dangerous, fresh and insightful book in the age when we are literally drowning in the sea of so-called "subversive" literature. Just when you thought that Dennis Cooper is the one and only contemporary writer exploring the legacy of dark and shining sickening beauty (de Sade, Jean Genet), Peter Sotos (also known for his proto-industrial band Whitehouse) is here to prove you wrong with his trance-inducing set of books devoted to deviation and filth. The puzzle that Sotos is playing with consists of the media-hype surrounding sexuality and the hidden deviant thoughts of an individual, but Sotos is far from being a suggestive narrator and is simply acting as your guide through the depths of human humiliation leaving all the morals and conclusions up to you. Cold, rude, distanced and emotionally unattached, "Tick" is not meant to make you smile. Written in unique "documentary prose" style, it will grab you by the ears and won't let you relax. This is a book you would definitely never want to buy for any of your friends, but on the other hand, you will enjoy staying awake late at night reading it and feeling its intense hold long after putting it aside. Terryfing and dazzling. Peter Sotos (born 1960? ) is a Chicago-born writer who has contributed an unprecedented examination of the peculiar motivations of sadistic sexual criminals. His works are often cited as conveying an uncanny understanding of myriad aspects of pornography. Most of his writings have focused on sexually violent pornography, particularly of that involving children. His writings are also considered by many to be social criticism often commenting on the hypocritical way media handles these issues. In 1984, while attending The Art Institute of Chicago, Sotos began producing a self-published newsletter or "fanzine" named Pure, notable as the first zine dedicated to serial killer lore. Much of the text and pictures in Pure were photocopied images from major newspapers and other print media. Sotos also used a photocopy from a magazine of child pornography as the cover of issue#2 of Pure. In 1986 this cover led to his arrest and charges of obscenity and possession of child pornography. The charges of obscenity were dropped, but Sotos eventually pled guilty to the possession charge and received a suspended sentence. Sotos was the first person in the United States ever to be charged for owning child pornography. Sotos' writings explore sadistic and pedophilic sexual impulses in their many, often hidden, guises. Often using first person narratives, his prose takes on the point of view of the sexual predator. Despite his early legal troubles, and the seemingly fatal stigma of falsely being labeled a pedophile, Sotos continues to garner support for his ideas and literary output. "Revolting and degrading". Amazonuk. Peter Sotos' gloating in regard to the misfortune of other people, like hiv-infected porn stars and child murder victim Jon Benet Ramsey and family, is...a taste left to be desired.
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