I don't know that I agree with that - I did go and read the first chapter, and this short decription didn't seem to clearly be meant to be erotic and exciting to the reader. It's told in a very matter of fact way (as the narrator states he's telling just what he remembers and not embellishing or making up to fill in gaps). I think it's a clear indication of possibly why the narrator grows up to participate in such deviant behavior.Lucy_k_p wrote:... in a way that is clearly meant to be erotic and exciting for the reader.
I can't speak to whether it violates child pornography laws, not knowing much or anything about that. It does seem to be just a paragraph or two that references what a maid did to him when he was 5-8, and then it's mostly about him liking to listen to people pee.
You're probably right that this is a priority for us to record, but then, what is? It seems that most of the "classics" are recorded (many in multiples) already, so it's not like we're sitting here going "No, no, we must have another version of Pride and Prejudice recorded!!"
Since there is that questionable bit about possible child porn in this work, I won't be BCing this one, but if someone has another Victorian Erotica book they want put up and doesn't want their name tied to the creation of the thing, link it to me and I'll look at it and probably post it as a group read.
The Inevitable by Louis Couperus
is tagged as erotica and has open sections.
I imagine that anything like this will take a longer time to complete, as there will be a much more limited number of readers wanting to read sections, but there are other erotica titles in LV's catalog that have been completed, so I'm sure there could be more.