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He is crude, vulgar, but at the same time more intelligent and fancier than most cheap erotic books of today.
I give this book 5 stars for its intellectual daring and originality as a documentation of the philosophy of evil, and because it is more or less well-written.
Direct, shocking, a reflection of reality or maybe just plain reality,sometimes entertaining..but certainly NOT erotic.
One thing that really bothers me is when something very vulgar is justified as being artistic. This is a pretty terrible book with a plot that could have been written by a... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Adam
The Marquis de Sade is not the typical writer. He specialized in the darkest, most sexually perverse, disgusting stories that probably have ever been written. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Daniel E. Cureton
I became fascinated by the Marquis de Sade after watching the movie Quills. Reading his stories is a kind of medieval Fifty Shades of Grey.Published 21 months ago by Jaime Childers
This review doesn't refer to the writing itself, but rather the clumsy Kindle edition released for this product. Read morePublished 22 months ago by J. Pavel
I read this the first time in high school and it is just as wonderfully thought provoking now. I'm happy to have it in my collection.Published 23 months ago by sophiagrey
Sade's spittle and bile for polite society is never on better display than here. As he probably would have predicted, we've become worse and more hypocritical than ever before. Read morePublished on January 16, 2012 by John J. Christy
There is such an obvious attraction to the content of this book that it is impossible to read it at random. Read morePublished on December 31, 2011 by Bruce P. Barten
I understand that if you are young and in jail, as was Sade, you can dream all kinds of sexual fantasies. The dreams of the marquis de Sade belong to that category. Read morePublished on June 29, 2011 by Claude Lambert