Tuesday, January 27, 2009
The Far Side
Lust. How far can it take you? Apparently to all kinds of weirdo places. Daniel Bergner's The Other Side of Desire: Four Journeys into the Far Realms of Lust and Longing out today, promises a tour of sorts (amputee chasers, foot fetishists etc). The author, who's reported from Sierra Leone and Angola (as in the infamous Louisiana prison), discusses the book here. While you are at it, you might want to check out his recent Times Magazine piece entitled 'What do Women Want?' It's eight pages long but features a lady scientist who makes people (with wires attached to their bits) watch apes in action.