07 July, 2009

Tender Morsels di Margo Lanagan: lo stupro di gruppo in un libro per bambini

Over in Italy, crimeblog has an entry about the Observer article about l’ ultimo romanzo per bambini della scrittrice australiana Margo Lanagan. Again, bambini? I don't think so.

Now I know useful phrases with which to describe Dolci morsi, should I ever tour Italy: una scena di sesso tra un nano e una strega, uno stupro di gruppo e la descrizione di un aborto. Everyone's repeating Vanessa's little grab-bag from the Observer; there are actually due aborti ( I know, they happen in quick succession, and it's easy to get confused) and nobody seems to be worried about the sodomia di gruppo at the end. This must be because it's not mentioned in the publicity material; it's a little treat for people who actually read the book right through.

Meanwhile, Cheryl is relieved:
I had been beginning to lose my faith in the Forces of Nannyism, but I’m pleased to report that someone has at last started yelling “Moral Panic!” over Margo Lanagan’s Tender Morsels. [...] Now we can all complain about how silly this is (except for those of us also prone to attacks of moral panic).

3 Comments:

Blogger Misrule said...

Hey, I just met Cheryl! World is getting smaller...

07 July, 2009 15:47  
Blogger Nymeth said...

The positive side of these silly attacks of moral panic is that they tend to draw attention to the books in question. So hopefully even more people will find out what a wonderful book you wrote.

07 July, 2009 18:49  
Blogger Among Amid While said...

Exactly, Nymeth; they do tend to work against the intent of the Nannyists - thank goodness.

08 July, 2009 08:49  

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