Baise-Moi (Rape Me)

Baise-Moi (Rape Me)

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by Virginie Despentes
     
 

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Baise-Moi is one of the most controversial French novels of recent years, a punk fantasy that takes female rage to its outer limits. Now the basis for a hit underground film which was banned in France, Baise-Moi is a searing story of two women on a rampage that is part Thelma and Louise, part Viking conquest. Manu and Nadine have had all they can take.…  See more details below

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Baise-Moi is one of the most controversial French novels of recent years, a punk fantasy that takes female rage to its outer limits. Now the basis for a hit underground film which was banned in France, Baise-Moi is a searing story of two women on a rampage that is part Thelma and Louise, part Viking conquest. Manu and Nadine have had all they can take. Manu has been brutally raped, and determines it's not worth leaving anything precious lying vulnerable -- including her very self. She teams up with Nadine, a nihilist who watches pornography incessantly, and they enact their own version of les vols et les viols (rape and pillage) -- they lure men sexually, use them up, then rob and kill them. Drawing from the spiky cadences of the Sex Pistols and the murderous eroticism of Georges Bataille or Dennis Cooper, Baise-Moi is a shocking, accomplished, and truly unforgettable novel.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802196071
Publisher:
Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date:
12/01/2007
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
251,978
File size:
2 MB

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Baise-MOI (Rape Me) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Nadine and Manu go on a murder spree after Manu is raped. Fast-paced and not too long, the plot lacks depth and the writing is somewhat chopping, the latter perhaps due to the English translation. But the novel is certaintly audacious, and those curious who read it won't be dissappointed if they can handle the explict subject matter. I enjoyed it; I appreciate authors who write 'risky' novels and this is certainly one of them. I also plan to see the movie.