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More About the Author
In 2005, Darius published the first scholarly book on Christopher Nolan's Batman films. In 2015, he released CLASSICS ON INFINITE EARTHS, a massive study of the Justice League and DC's shared universe. He has also published books on (among other subjects) BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE, which elaborated a theory on the book's plot that was praised by Kevin Smith; Jack Kirby's comic-book continuation of 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY; and MAI, THE PSYCHIC GIRL. He also co-authored, with Kevin Thurman, a book on Warren Ellis.
In 2011, Darius founded Martian Lit, which publishes creative work, including his comic MARTIAN COMICS. He currently lives in Illinois.
Top Customer Reviews
Nira/Sussa brought me back to the girl I was when I discovered Antonin Artaud, when I revelled in his unrequited and insane adoration of Anais Nin, when I first read of June Miller, a woman who could have everything but wanted nothing. I was reminded of the girl who at one time had longed to write something as brilliantly deviant as this book. I was reminded that without the exercise of pushing limits, I myself am but nira.
Julian Darius has delved into the depravity of the modern sexual revolution to a depth which defies erotica, pushes beyond literature and broaches that which can only be referred to as truly transgressive. By breaking every taboo placed upon humanity at large - specifically rape, murder, and paedophilia - Darius creates a book truly sussa in it's scope.
This is not a sex positive book. This is not the kind of literature you will find next to Steinbeck and Shakespere, but it is a work which must be read. I encourage you all to read it, to allow your mind to become sussa and simply absorb what is presented without judgement. The reality is, this book is deeply disturbing and to the uninitiated terribly pornographic. However, if you can step back from your cultural assumptions and allow the demented logic presented some room to breathe within your mind, you'll find that Darius has done what all great literature sets out to do.Read more ›
With NIRA/SUSSA, author Julian Darius has created a Lolita for the 21st Century: brutal in its honesty and honest about its brutality. And make no mistake, this is a BRUTAL piece of fiction, on a par with the work of Brett Easton Ellis or Nick Tosches at his noir-ish best. NIRA/SUSSA explores the DMZs and No Man's Lands between writing and living, man and woman, sex and love, fiction and reality with skill, eloquence, and, at the end of the day, a helluva lotta nerve. There are only a few writers these days who dare to go to the places this book goes.
As with Ellis, there were moments where I had to stop reading Darius' book: moments of fear, of shame, of clear-eyed appraisal of my own history. He goes places (within the narrative itself, and within the soul of man: within your own soul, if you are honest, and NIRA/SUSSA ensures that you will be by the time you reach the hinge of it) that make you recoil in disgust at the same time you are attracted. This is a book you lean into, horrified, like a spectacular car wreck that you crane to see more of, even though the seeing will scar you. This is Humbert-Humbert's journey of exploitation and transcendence, transposed from mid-20th Century middle-America into the bleeding-edge realities of our current moral minefield, into the heart of the international pornocracy. This is lovely, dangerous Lolita with a black AmEx and a free pass to the Castle of Silling.Read more ›
If you're tired of one-dimensional, cookie-cutter, issue-of-the-week hardcovers, or if you've ever said to yourself, "I wish more people would push the envelope and write something that actually matters," then do yourself a favor and give this a read. The writing is absolutely phenomenal--lush, textured, and eloquent. Every sentence seems to have been meticulously crafted, designed to draw you into the Underworld and force you to examine the duality of human nature: light and darkness, master and slave, nira and sussa, poetry and prose, and ultimately, illusions and reality. It is a book that will stay with you for some time, and invite you to dig deeper into the themes, philosophy and overall imagery.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A great, interesting, transgressive read from a fascinating new author. A book that reads well for the "Fifty Shades of Grey" crowd and for those that care about quality... Read morePublished on July 15, 2012 by Jeffrey Nichols
For some reason, the promoters of this book seem to feel it's okay to spam people to try to convince them to make a purchase. Therefore, purchasing this product promotes spam. Read morePublished on June 23, 2012 by Pope Elvis The First
If I could write a great review, I would but I lack the writing skills to do so. But everyone else's reviews were spot on and they should all be writing more reviews.Published on June 23, 2012 by RS
I saw the other reviews and thought to myself, what could the big deal possibly be? This book is not for the squeamish, it's very intense. Read morePublished on June 20, 2012 by NYCreviewer
I cannot give this book five stars because I don't know how I could actually love something that is so disturbing and actually made me cringe at times. Read morePublished on June 15, 2012 by bluevw02
A book that will, if nothing else, leave you feeling challenged. I think it probably speaks to something dark in all of us, providing truly honest and raw moments throughout the... Read morePublished on June 15, 2012 by Millie
Should universities use this book for creative writing courses? Yes. Should the faint of heart, uptight, or puritanical person read this? Yes. Read morePublished on June 10, 2012 by MalloryX