Monday, 16 March 2009


"Why, Taylor asks, are violent scenes common in films and books, while other disgusting, but harmless acts, such as defecation, are not? The question isn’t rhetorical. The fact that we are almost all fascinated by cruelty – and even see it as entertaining at times – should worry us more than it does."
Review of Cruelty by Kathleen Taylor in this weekend's FT (16/17 March)