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RE: Are the Gorean Books any good? - 9/11/2015 3:29:35 AM   
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Today I read the books and find different meanings and interest within them. In 2004-06 I craved to be a kajra; and trained with a few Masters. I found that even though my Owner/Master is not Gorean He does enjoys some their rituals. When W/we first met privately, I had things set up the gorean style. I did read all the books and found them interesting. They are cheapest in e/books. I was lucky and loaned the books by one Master, and quizzed, remember in gor all prefer to be call Masters. I found what I leant in the books pleased my Master. :)

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RE: Are the Gorean Books any good? - 10/5/2015 7:45:20 PM   
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Hello everyone, long time no see.

I feel like I'm beating a dead horse here but, whether or not the books are good is a subjective matter. As you can see everyone has a different feeling on the books. As most of us are here because we enjoy the books to some degree or another, while others clearly did not. I agree that you definitely should if possible, read the books in order. You would not read a book starting with the last chapter working your way backward, unless you were a fan of Quentin Tarantino.

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RE: Are the Gorean Books any good? - 4/26/2016 7:27:40 AM   
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Hasn't read any

why should I

actually completely ignore this i will cobble together a new thread from it

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RE: Are the Gorean Books any good? - 9/23/2016 11:06:02 AM   
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Just want to say great thread for someone who just wants to start investing in a single book to get the idea of what it's all about.

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RE: Are the Gorean Books any good? - 4/17/2017 10:39:55 PM   
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Start reading, especially if you enjoy reading. Judge for yourself. I like some much more than others.

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RE: Are the Gorean Books any good? - 5/18/2017 5:05:43 PM   
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I agree, peppermint. There are points that are rather pedantic. However, I still love the series.

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RE: Are the Gorean Books any good? - 6/12/2017 6:57:18 AM   
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I think the books are incredible and wish they could be made into a movie series like GOT

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RE: Are the Gorean Books any good? - 6/12/2017 7:16:50 AM   
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priest kings was a very odd one.

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RE: Are the Gorean Books any good? - 6/12/2017 5:24:12 PM   
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Here is a list of the books and general review of the The Chronicles of Gor series.

http://www.collarchat.com/fb.asp?m=2891452

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RE: Are the Gorean Books any good? - 6/13/2017 3:07:20 AM   
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I think the books are incredible and wish they could be made into a movie series like GOT

Trust me, you shouldn't be wishing that...

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RE: Are the Gorean Books any good? - 6/16/2017 10:46:04 AM   
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Here is a list of the books and general review of the The Chronicles of Gor series.

http://www.collarchat.com/fb.asp?m=2891452

And in the FAQ thread at the top if this forum.


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  1. Tarnsman of Gor (1967) ISBN 0-345-27583-7
  2. Outlaw of Gor (1967) ISBN 0-345-27136-X
  3. Priest-Kings of Gor (1968) ISBN 0-7592-0036-X
  4. Nomads of Gor (1969) ISBN 0-75925-445-1
  5. Assassin of Gor (1970) ISBN 0-75920-091-2
  6. Raiders of Gor (1971) ISBN 0-75920-153-6
  7. Captive of Gor (1972) ISBN 0-75920-105-6
  8. Hunters of Gor (1974) ISBN 0-75920-130-7
  9. Marauders of Gor (1975) ISBN 0-75920-141-2
  10. Tribesmen of Gor (1976) ISBN 0-75925-446-X
  11. Slave Girl of Gor (1977) ISBN 0-75920-454-3
  12. Beasts of Gor (1978) ISBN 0-75921-125-6
  13. Explorers of Gor (1979) ISBN 0-75921-167-1
  14. Fighting Slave of Gor (1980) ISBN 0-75921-173-6
  15. Rogue of Gor (1981) ISBN 0-75921-179-5
  16. Guardsman of Gor (1981) ISBN 0-75921-368-2
  17. Savages of Gor (1982) ISBN 0-75921-374-7
  18. Blood Brothers of Gor (1982) ISBN 0-75921-380-1
  19. Kajira of Gor (1983) ISBN 0-75921-926-5
  20. Players of Gor (1984) ISBN 0-75921-932-X
  21. Mercenaries of Gor (1985) ISBN 0-75921-944-3
  22. Dancer of Gor (1986) ISBN 0-75921-950-8
  23. Renegades of Gor (1986) ISBN 0-75921-956-7
  24. Vagabonds of Gor (1987) ISBN 0-75921-980-X
  25. Magicians of Gor (1988) ISBN 0-75921-986-9
  26. Witness of Gor (2001) ISBN 0-7592-4235-6
  27. Prize of Gor (2008) ISBN 0-7592-4580-0

You can buy them on this site.
 
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RE: Are the Gorean Books any good? - 6/16/2017 10:52:32 AM   
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I think the books are incredible and wish they could be made into a movie series like GOT

Trust me, you shouldn't be wishing that...

Wasn't that one of the movies they showed on Mystery Science Theater 3000?

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RE: Are the Gorean Books any good? - 6/17/2017 5:16:18 AM   
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I think the books are incredible and wish they could be made into a movie series like GOT

Trust me, you shouldn't be wishing that...

Wasn't that one of the movies they showed on Mystery Science Theater 3000?

I wouldn't be at all surprised: it makes Barbarian Queen look like The Adventures Of Baron Munchausen by comparison...
(The impression I always get from it was they were trying to pass off early John Norman as an ersatz Flash Gordon, but sadly Oliver Reed is neither BRIAN BLESSED nor Max Von Syndow and they couldn't afford Queen for the soundtrack, so the resulting camp was less magnificent than that on display in De Laurentis's 1980 masterpiece.)

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RE: Are the Gorean Books any good? - 6/17/2017 5:55:47 AM   
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I wouldn't be at all surprised: it makes Barbarian Queen look like The Adventures Of Baron Munchausen by comparison...
(The impression I always get from it was they were trying to pass off early John Norman as an ersatz Flash Gordon, but sadly Oliver Reed is neither BRIAN BLESSED nor Max Von Syndow and they couldn't afford Queen for the soundtrack, so the resulting camp was less magnificent than that on display in De Laurentis's 1980 masterpiece.)


Well they had Jack Palance as an initiate for one of the sequels I think. I can't remember, nothing made any sense... least of all that casting choice.

It makes the "film that made Ben-Hur looks like an epic" look like an epic.

Too, I wonder if the OP has read the books. The books are not like ordinary earth books, which one can easily deny, and put down at will. A true Gorean book commands continuous lectation from the reader, and in keeping with the reader's newly awakened connection with their true selves, inspires compliance not by force alone (though evidence of that force is legion) but by its superior, primal will. Such is the way of Gorean books, and muchly has the reader adapted to the books, rather than the other way round. The reader feels themselves drawn into the books, and their former life reading only earth books, which they could easily deny, and put down at will, seems like something less than a distant memory. Too, it seems that the reader, despite only a short time ago having been used to reading ordinary earth books, which are weak, and which one can easily deny, and put down at will, that such a life of treating books that way now seems unnatural, disgusting even. Suddenly, a reader can have something like an epiphany, and realize that all of their hangups, their issues, perhaps even their mental health had been impacted negatively by reading ordinary earth books, which are weak, and which one can easily deny, and put down at will, that reading such books was a perversion of their natural purpose and state, and that even if they were offered a chance to go back to their old life, of reading earth books which are weak, which are spineless, and which one can easily deny, and put down at will, and closed, and replaced on their bookshelves without a second though, that they would choose to remain reading only Gorean books. Such is the natural way of books, and of readers.

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RE: Are the Gorean Books any good? - 6/18/2017 4:43:39 AM   
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Too, I wonder if the OP has read the books. The books are not like ordinary earth books, which one can easily deny, and put down at will. A true Gorean book commands continuous lectation from the reader, and in keeping with the reader's newly awakened connection with their true selves, inspires compliance not by force alone (though evidence of that force is legion) but by its superior, primal will. Such is the way of Gorean books, and muchly has the reader adapted to the books, rather than the other way round. The reader feels themselves drawn into the books, and their former life reading only earth books, which they could easily deny, and put down at will, seems like something less than a distant memory. Too, it seems that the reader, despite only a short time ago having been used to reading ordinary earth books, which are weak, and which one can easily deny, and put down at will, that such a life of treating books that way now seems unnatural, disgusting even. Suddenly, a reader can have something like an epiphany, and realize that all of their hangups, their issues, perhaps even their mental health had been impacted negatively by reading ordinary earth books, which are weak, and which one can easily deny, and put down at will, that reading such books was a perversion of their natural purpose and state, and that even if they were offered a chance to go back to their old life, of reading earth books which are weak, which are spineless, and which one can easily deny, and put down at will, and closed, and replaced on their bookshelves without a second though, that they would choose to remain reading only Gorean books. Such is the natural way of books, and of readers.


"One of the sequels"? They seriously did more than the one follow up film?

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RE: Are the Gorean Books any good? - 6/19/2017 12:41:15 PM   
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Sequels seem to breed like rats these days. Anthony hopkins is apparently in the thrall of Michael Bay.

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RE: Are the Gorean Books any good? - 6/20/2017 7:51:39 AM   
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Sequels seem to breed like rats these days. Anthony hopkins is apparently in the thrall of Michael Bay.

True, but when the first two films in a franchise bomb like a provo in Birmingham, you'd think the people wasting money on it would give up on it as a bad job.
I mean for heaven's sake: not even Kim Newman bothered to watch Rebels of Gor...

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RE: Are the Gorean Books any good? - 6/21/2017 12:26:05 PM   
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Well, I could be wrong; maybe there were only two official films. I was confused because I remember seeing a DVD (very bootleg) "collection" with 3 discs. I've since looked into it, and the third disc was basically a rendereing of both films together. It was a little like Godfather parts I and II together, but without the talent, quality, story, execution, distribution, critical acclaim and timelessness.

Sorey for getting away from the OP's question. I was fortunate in that I found 6 or 7 of those books on a bookshelf in my home. Read two or 3 when I was a lad. At 12 I found out it doesn't take a good writer to sniff out a bad one. The books, in terms of sexual content, were rather tamer than everything else on the shelf, so I was a little surprised when I found out about the subculture a few years later.

I hesitate to accuse PK of being the worst, if only for the coincidence of having had a relationship with a woman from alt.com who went by Vika. So I guess women aren't allergic to that one…

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RE: Are the Gorean Books any good? - 6/23/2017 10:44:21 AM   
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A bad film version's greatest hits, then? Still, I suppose if you just watch that one, you don't have to bother sitting through the other couple, which probably saves time.

As for your other point I've always felt that the whole development of the Gorean contingent in S&M is the sort of thing that needs a couple of dozen sociology students researching it in depth for their theses. There's some obvious reasons for it starting (once you've realised what Norman's thang is, it becomes very easy to find maledom pr0n with a lot of philosophical speculation wrapped around the smutty bits, which would have been very handy indeed back in the day), but it doesn't explain why Gor is still as big as it is now that you can find similar stuff all over the internet. I can see how it got started, but why it has the legs it's shown is a lot less clear.
(That's heading into territory some in here take exception to, though...)

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RE: Are the Gorean Books any good? - 6/23/2017 2:52:33 PM   
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You have it backwards. The BDSM side adopted and adapted things from the Gor books into that lifestyle first or decided to crossover to or also call themselves Goreans. Most people who say they are Gorean started in BDSM. Very few of us started Gorean and then started to do BDSM things afterwards. I was sort of between them. I was reading and studying things involved with BDSM before BDSM was a term, but I started reading the Gor books first. I never did anything BDSM until after I started to live Gorean. I do not claim to be normal in every way. <grins>

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