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Could this translation of an Italian novel be considered an NC-17 or an X-rated version of "Animorphs"? If a Furry fan wrote this it would be cited as evidence of Furry fandom's perverted nature. But publish it as a prestigious $18.00 hardcover and it's Literature.

http://www.randomhouse.com/knopf/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=0375405283

from mwalimu: see also the entry at amazon.com

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Well, seeing as how the critics compare the book to Ovid's Metamorphoses, which I recall was both extremely violent and full of sex in a Benny Hill-esque vein (i.e., it was used for satire), being described as weirdly perverse is almost inevitable.

I will admit, though, the language used in the first review worries me. Typically, when you hear a lot of highfalutin' phrases about 'a parable for our times' and 'rejecting the straitjacket of conventional fiction' it translates to 'I don't know what the hell whis guy is writing about, the plot is nonexistent, and the characters do nothing but screw -- so it's got to be literature'.

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a retired former librarian from North Hollywood, California, interested in general anthropomorphics