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January 16, 2012
Posted at 9:24 am
Updated: January 18, 2012 - 7:39 am

Suggested Reading

Classy Conversions is NOT for the hard-core snuff reader. It is a long work, up to Chapter 29 at this point and still in progress, and the actual snuff sections are few and far between, and not as graphic as you might like.

On the other hand, if you want to read a well thought out study of how a Dolcett society might actually operate, this is for you. And if you don't know about Dolcett, what are you doing here? Do a search and you should turn up some sites that will explain it.

The story is set in the not so distant future. By 2020, because of someone's bright idea gone wrong, 90% of live births are female. At about the same time a scourge wipes out most livestock. The result -- too many women, too little meat.

The solution? A misogynist's wet dream. A certain number of women are regularly selected for culling, to be converted to meat. At the same time, too many unsatisfied women changes sexual mores and swinging becomes common.

Classy Conversions is a slaughter house where women who have been selected are humanely terminated. Some even choose their favorite fantasy -- hanging, the guillotine, a ride on a hot-wired Sybian, a slow bleed-out in a hot tub.

There is sex in the story. Early on, in Chapter 1 or 2, there's at least one pretty hot scene, but later it is more delicately handled, unfortunately to my way of thinking, and deserves barely an "R" rating if that.

What there is is a look at how a business might manage to relatively humanely convert 600 women a week into steaks and chops for the dinner table.

It also is a story of the impact of such a society on the people who live within it; the women who are selected to be slaughtered, their families and friends and especially the people who work at Classy Conversions. Unlike the typical inhuman and inhumane Dolcett stories, these people try to make a woman's exit as easy and painless as they could wish for themselves.

It's a good read. If you are patient it is worth waiting for the "good parts." On the whole it is well written, BUT it needs a good proof-reader. The typos are terribly distracting.