I'm the type of person who... doesn't have a similar psychological wiring to other people. What some people think of as morally outrageous, I will often not hold an opinion on. Some things are bad, yes, but I tend not to get emotional about them. Unless it is animal cruelty! I actually get incredibly fascinated by deviance, and I think certain human behaviours have to be studied in order to further understand them. I also think writers have a responsibility to bring certain issues forward so that others are made to contemplate them. There have been plenty of transgressive films and books out there which have shocked and outraged society; it's nothing new. Just look at A Clockwork Orange, Fight Club, American Psycho, The Wasp Factory. In fact, I'm going to see a play tonight called "Sodom" which, as you can probably tell from the title, is not going to be for the faint of heart or young of age! My stories touch on a lot of taboos and themes that disturb and upset. The probable reason I am fascinated in them is that they are so forbidden, that they evoke such disgust they must be hidden. It makes it more exciting to study them. Things such as murder, obviously, but also child abuse, the horrific mutations that occur as a result of consanguineous relations, cannibalism, deviant sexual interests (including sexual interests outside of humans) and death. My question to put to the floor is this: how far is too far? Do you write about social taboos, and if so what do you think is the best way you to go about it. Obviously, sensitivity is key. And if you avoid social taboos, what is your reasoning for that?