Kajira of Gor (Gorean Saga) [John Norman] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In their contentions with Priest-Kings, Kurii, savage denizens . Kajira of Gor has ratings and 10 reviews. Johnny said: Is another Gorean novel, this time number 19 in the Chronicles of Gor series by John Norman. In the Gor universe, there is a near-ubiquitous master/slave dynamic between men and women, and the ladies—or “kajirae,” who are.
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Kajira of Gor
But when Tiffany Collins was kidnapped from Earth and brought to that orbital counter-world, she found herself on the throne of a mighty city as its “queen. But a chained slave she was destine Kajira means slave-girl in Gorean. But a chained slave she was destined to be, and in the course of the complex, visible and invisible, struggles between warriors and cities, between Kurii and Priest-Kings, ogr would play a pivotal role.
Kajira of Gor is one of the most excitingly vivid novels John Norman has written. Here is all the color kajida terror of Gor. Here, between crown and fetters, between adulation and total submission, is the full-scale panorama of that wonderful, barbaric world as only Tarl Cabot knew it. Paperbackpages. Published March 1st by DAW first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about Kajira of Gorplease sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Jun 13, Johnny Hazelnut rated it did not like it Shelves: You thought that the Gorean series had plumbed the depths with Kanira Girl of Gor, volume 11, didn’t you. Well, actually, the author clearly didn’t think so, because then he penned this after some fribbling adventures with American Indians, chained naked slave girls, and thud and blunder.
Executive Summary “Lie there and juice. Waste no time about it. No, it isn’t enough, clearly, or you wouldn’t be still reading. You want me to goodbye more brain cells reading this horrific unpleasantness. Because that executive summary – that’s an actual quote said by one of the men of Gor to the protagonist, Tiffany Collins, before giving her a right seeing to, which makes her squeak like an un-oiled hinge.
Her choice of being seen to is precisely none.
Care, she does not about this, because, well, she’s used to it by now. So how does she end up in this lamentable situation, used as – literally – part of the furniture by abject creephats and singular perverts?
She’s given an unusual coin by a numismatist, which turns out to be a coin of Gor, and is sent bor an address on Long Island. There, two creepy men get her to assume a submissive and nude position which causes her to “tremble with arousal.
Next thing she knows, she’s the queen of the city of Corcyrus on Gor. She’s pampered, and has slave girls of her own to tend to her every whim, several of whom take it upon themselves to instruct her in the language and customs of Gor Gor has customs?!?! I thought the only custom of Gor was to have chained naked slave girls in your local pub for the pouring of wine and other servies, and that other than that it was standard sword-and-sandal setting.
This has to be the most obvious example of Chekhov’s Riding Crop in existence. Although she isn’t, rather, she’s the Tatrix of Corcyrus and as such, like many free women, especially noble free women of Gor, she’s currently in a palace and wearing a burka – sorry, robes of concealment.
He then explains that she’s really a secret slave and all that, and she dismisses him in a haughty manner, revelling in her exalted status as a ruling queen in her own right. Though she does wonder what slave chains would feel like on her. You can tell she’s going to come to regret this conduct, can’t you.
Well, you know what’s happening next, don’t you? She’s subsequently cast down from her high seat and put in a few strategically placed bits of silk and a metal collar.
Or rather, she puts them on herself, being assured all along by one Drusius Rensius that as the queen she can order him to unbind her at any time. Which turns out to be slightly false. She’s just a chained naked slave girl now! And not even a particularly attractive one though by the standards of Earth she’s a great beauty and aspiring model. There’s then many toings and froings in which she is paraded round like a highborn lady but is secretly just another slave girl of which there are very many.
This concludes, following the above “lie there and juice” scene in an abandoned mill, which I’m sure fails sexuality forever but can’t exactly work out how, never having had a chained naked slave girl at my feet to command to so do, and never thus having been able to measure her moistness following such an order, with her being “proven a natural slave before Drusius Rencius, whom I love.
In another fit of creepiness, Mr Norman introduces us to the concept of the “slave orgasm. This surely fails sex forever insert gittish joke about how in my experience, this actually happens. This is ridiculous, surely!
I know it’s a fantasy, but this is up there with the dreadful “mommy porn” novels where the heroine is reduced to a quivering wreck upon seeing the rich, hawt male lead.
Christ on a bike. There’s some sort of subplot about a war between the city-states of Corcyrus and Argentum but it’s slightly irrelevant. The novel ends with an afterword, which attempts to convey how all in Tiffany Collins or Sheila of Corcyrus or whatever she’s named this week’s life is a life of blissful pampering and suchlike but comes over as really rather ominous.
I have been summoned to my master’s couch. I hasten to obey. First up, the thing with this novel is that it’s just totally nonsensical beyond belief. Why would two blokes of Gor make an interplanetary round trip to Earth to kidnap Tiffany Collins just to subject her to an abusively mark-overstepping TPE arrangement, for no gain in any way to them? How much would this cost? What is the bloody point? Besides, if you’re going to grab a woman of Earth to enslave and you have the means to abduct across planetary boundaries same, why not grab a supermodel so you can be sure of a decent return on investment?
In fact, why not grab Naomi Campbell so she’s million miles away from anyone she might throw a phone at, and we can then have lots of visceral satisfaction at the disproportionate retribution thus inflicted upon her. The other problem is that the novel is abjectly dull. We don’t need to know what she gets up to while pretending to be Tatrix of Corcyrus.
We know she’s going to find herself knelt in the position of the Pleasure Slave, we don’t need a blow by blow account of the different positions, moves, walks, and rituals that a Gorean slave ought to know about.
We don’t need to suffer Mr Norman’s tin ear for dialogue it didn’t used to be like this or his insistence of having Tiffany Collins exclaim, “How I hated him!
Can’t we just get to the shagging already? Actually, on second thoughts, given the idea that the touch of Longinus of the house of Kajiraa can reduce her, twice, to a “quivering slave,” let’s not. I read that bit and But the cardinal sin with this novel is that Mr Norman has already done it before, and better too. No, not “Slave Girl of Gor. I’m talking about “Captive of Gor” which is the seventh one.
In that one, not only does the plot make more sense Elinor Brinton is abducted by the Priest Kings who, we already know, can, and do, abduct people of Earth in order to populate or repopulate Gor and is dragged into the wider mytharc in which she plays a main part but also she, as a character, actually is more believable and plays an active role in the plot, her slavery being secondary to this, unlike Tiffany Collins who’s just some person, and the way that the Gorean institution of slavery is presented makes more sense back then, a suitably attractive Pleasure Slave would set a Gorean of modest means back a significant amount, whereas in the later novels, they’re basically so common as to be utterly worthless – indeed, in volume five, “Assassins of Gor,” the female lead Elizabeth Cardwell nets a price in the thousands and thousands of goldpieces.
Furthermore, the men of Gor in “Captive” aren’t just well built studmuffins, but come in all shapes and sizes and have their reasons for doing what they do. Then again, to be equally fair, while I’m not the sort of person who dismissed the Gorean novels out of hand, “Kajira of Gor” makes me really, really, want to.
Which is a pity, because the first 10 or so are fairly enjoyable thud and blunder and have lots of anthropology porn in them and especially the early one lots of stony s silliness.
However, once you get past “Slave Girl of Gor” they take a serious turn for the worse excepting the Jason Marshall sub-trilogy, which is from the viewpoint of a male slave who kajirw his freedom through success as a gladiator then becomes a minor Gorean power in his own right. And by this one, well, don’t bother, is all I have to say. It’s stuff like this that is the reason that Gor went out of print in the late s, because it had just become a horrible, awful parody of itself, that lived down to every last criticism people made of it, justifiable or no.
I think I’ll end this there. I have Louisa Freemantle chained to the for of my couch, who I bought of a passer by for two pounds twenty. I have just told her to lie there and juice, and I’m now going to reduce her to a quivering slave. Mar 18, Michael Havens rated it it was ok. The nineteenth installment of John Norman’s Gor series can be summed up like the previous eighteen books.
Onve more, this sophomoric, adolescent, sexually and misogenic driven work has all the cliches needed to send the feminist on a screaming kkajira. Norman has his barbarians, those masculine men of Gor who out macho us earthmen, with our preconceptions misconceptions according to the standards of Goreans in re The nineteenth installment of John Norman’s Gor series can be summed up like the previous eighteen books.
Norman has his barbarians, those masculine men of Gor who out macho us earthmen, with our preconceptions misconceptions according to the standards of Goreans in regards to women and how men and women relate to each other; with hte men subverting their birthright as the masters, while confused women secretly wanteing to be dominated by a “true” man, struggle to conform to an unatural comprimise of nature. All this is revealed through the experiences of one Tiffany Collins, later to be given her slave name Lita, as she is abducted from her home world of Earth to that most masculine of planets, Gor.
A gorr that inexplicably in perfect parallel orbit with the Earth on the other side of the Sun, and therefore always hidden which cannot happen.
Kajira Of Gor
For our heroine can she even be one in this workd? Female Slavedestined to be pulled by the hair, slapped, have monsterous beasts set after her Sleensmacked upsite the head, and elsewhere, whipped, branded, collard with her other female friends who are slaves themselves, and whom find in the end that this is all very “natural”, as this is the biologiac norm and course of all male and female species Norman fails to explain the other animals in the kingdom like black widow spiders and preying mantises who eat or kill the male, or the sea horse who interestingly gives birth through the male But the way it is written it sounds more like a manifesto pretending to be a novel.
I wish that it would be amanifesto, so that I would not have to try so hard to read it as anything but as such.
Here is something else that is humourous to me. These Goreans are strong and willful in their absolute authoity over women.