Hogg

Hogg

by Samuel R. Delany
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2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hogg is one of the best books I have ever read. What I think you should really pay attention to in this book is not just the graphic sexual scenes, but the descriptive nature sceneries and the psychological interaction between the characters. Hogg is one of the most gruesome characters in literary history, but if you take him with his ¿young accomplice¿, you just might see a lighter side of him. Hogg explores political and social injustices and is a book you won¿t want to put down. Unless you have a weak stomach. I believe that if some people would just give this book a chance, they could see it for its ragged beauty, not just a string of rapes.
Guest More than 1 year ago
WITHOUT A DOUBT THE MOST GRAPHIC AND PERVERSE BOOK I HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED. THERE WERE PASSAGES THAT I LITERALLY HAD TO SKIP.THIS BOOK MADE ANNE RICES' 'BEAUTY' SERIES SEEM LIKE KIDS STUFF.YET THERE IS MERIT THERE.I COULD NOT PUT THIS BOOK DOWN.I HAVE NO DOUBT PEOPLE LIKE THOSE DESCRIBED IN THE BOOK EXIST. I HOPE THAT I NEVER RUN INTO THEM.
Paul_Northlund More than 1 year ago
Danger : This Book has a high risk of being offensive! -but don't let that stop you from reading it : ) Hogg is an odd book, and that's a understatement. However if you want something that is truly new and like nothing you have seen before, it's a book for you. The sex scenes can get long and some of the imagery will make your guts turn a little, but this story has some amazing lines when the people just sit down and talk, it sort grows on you near the end. You might even find yourself growing fond some of these people, even though you know there is nothing good about them. This book dares you to be offended, but if you can see past it's hard shell of sex and violence it has a rather intellectual underbelly
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's full of gratuitous pornography and violence,that in no way makes up for the writing or the plot. If I could've I would'nt have given it any stars.
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KitanaiBaish More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing, when you look at the character development and the writing style but I by no means recommend this to someone with a weak stomach of a feint heart. I would rate this along the lines of "Lolita meets A Clockwork Orange" and even that doesn't do it justice. The depictions of sex and violence (most of the time it's sexual violence) are graphic (understatement) and Delany doesn't allow you to leave without learning every detail of what is happening but look at the social commentary and especially look at the way the kid views things. It brings up a lot of moralistic issues as well as actually is love and enjoyment. Yes it's grotesque and it's main goal is to offend you without question but look beyond that and you'll see a gem of a read. If it wasn't such a horrifying read I'm sure there would be many teachers wanting to teach this book. I've handed it off to quite a few of my friends and we've had discussions beyond belief dealing with this book. I highly recommend it, if you can handle it. Even if you're only challenging yourself to see if you can make it through to the end. you won't be disappointed.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If this happen in real life, the main characters would have bacterial infections which left untreated could lead to severe illness.