Allow me to rephrase:
My response to "Hogg" disturbs me.
Delany sets the course for a smooth yet vile ride through the 31 flavors of disturbing, deviant sexual behavior. All through the eyes of an impressionable orphan. I feel soiled by this journey. I feel confused by this journey. I feel compelled to finish this journey.
Not even halfway completed, I am gripped by the observing character that is myself. How his logic objects as his erection sustains. How his cock and character part ways, confusing himself. As the reader, I am in utter suspense to discover my own boundaries and liberties. Shame. Arousal. Dissonance. A tangled web of values and visceral responses coats my experience reading this story.
Never say never.
I thought I'd never find certain themes sexy; but I did. My erection has betrays my morality... Its firmness suggests a likeness to the monstrous characters... A deep part of me prays that Delany is just a good writer. It is my wish that I'm just a victim of some kind of erotic alchemy, where he spins shit into gold. Hopefully, I can walk away from "Hogg" soiled but unchanged.
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