So the marketing folk told us that people weren't reading the blog entry on transgressive fiction and that we had to have a separate entry on each new book.
Here's on one Aubrey Tannhauser's new novel.
WARNING: Sexually Explicit Content by Aubrey Tannhauser is a new and subtly transgressive work. In it, Tannhauser presents us
with the life and loves of Jacob Lamdan, a young man who wants nothing
more than to be a famed author of well-crafted erotica.
should be a snap for Lamdan. He's a decent stylist and he's got scads of
personal experience from which to take his material. He is, you see,
one of those young men that women perceive as beautiful, no matter how
they really appear. Where the rest of us poor heterosexual males
(particularly those who are, as they delicately say, of a certain age)
must struggle and sweat to gain even the passing attention of women,
Lamdan gets it whether he likes it or not. They fall into his arms at
the least excuse. They offer him sexual escapades that would embarrass
Caligula. Indeed, they demand his attentions with a single-minded fury.
discovers something distressing. To wit, his easily obtained sexual
experiences provide no inspiration. They have required no effort, so
they are not genuinely rewarding. They satisfy the animal, but they do
not nourish the human part of him. He has no muses, only fuck-buddies
and "friends with benefits."
In time, he finds that only by
withdrawing from the sex may he save himself. In the process, he must
confront both great unhappiness and real tragedy, but it is his route to
Which is, of course, how Mr. Tannhauser commits his
own transgression. He takes the climax of every porn film, every
romantic comedy, and every advertisement for underarm deodorant…i.e.,
the moment when boy-gets-girl and vice versa…and says, "It doesn't
Doesn't matter. And maybe should be avoided.
Check out this remarkable new novel on Amazon:
WARNING: Sexually Explicit Content by Aubrey Tannhauser