Let’s Argue: “1984”; Transgressive Fiction or Just Another Dystopian Sci-Fi?

1984 by George Orwell; is it also considered transgressive fiction or is it just a dystopian? I realize 1984 was placed in the top ten list here, but there’s still the above question going around on whether or not it should remain on the list or not. Well, let’s go over the definition of a dystopian: A dystopian is set in ‘a dark, nightmare world’; it’s generally … Continue reading Let’s Argue: “1984”; Transgressive Fiction or Just Another Dystopian Sci-Fi?

TOP 10: Transgressive Fiction Novels

Let’s get refreshed with a tall glass of what transgressive fiction actually is: Transgressive fiction was originally coined by Michael Silverblatt in 1993. The entire genre consists of authors who “deliberately include unpleasant content–taboo sex, violence, and drug use–solely to provoke the reader” (Mookerjee). In the whole genre, there are only seven authors but that doesn’t mean they’re the only author’s of transgressive fiction (huh?). … Continue reading TOP 10: Transgressive Fiction Novels

Diving Into My Old Vintage Books

For those of you who are on Instagram, I’ve made an IGTV video of this journey on there as well! You can view it at: Uncovering: Publishing Dates on Old Books Now, since I’ve lived in Colorado (2016), I’ve started to accumulate old vintage books from family, friends, and my own shopping at the local thrift store. My next venture will hopefully be a collection of … Continue reading Diving Into My Old Vintage Books

Podcast: How to Tell If The Book You’re Reading Is A Transgressive Fiction Novel

Now, don’t let the title fool you. This may come off as a casual step-by-step guide on how to tell if your novel is in the same category as Chuck Palahniuk’s novels but please, bear with me. First things first, this clearly isn’t the usual “How-to” vlog, it’s me just talking to an imaginary audience while I sit in my desk chair and read off of a … Continue reading Podcast: How to Tell If The Book You’re Reading Is A Transgressive Fiction Novel