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Jim Goad's Gigantic Book of Sex Paperback – April 1, 2007
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The focus is on tongue-in-cheek, sex negative sex writing. Sex. The essays and rants are divided into four sections (Fake, Real, Personal and Opinion). The satires in the Fake section are side-splitting and a few, such as "New Wave STDs", "The Herbal Date Rape Drug", and "Virgin Mary's Face Appears in Wet Spot" have some of the verisimilitude of actual phenomena.
I haven't read a lot of erotica and this book doesn't fit in one bit with any I have read. Henry Miller and Anais Nin are sort of the closest relations because there is a lot of ugly biology in this tome. More than, say, any "Good Vibrations" book, "Screw the Roses, Send me the Thorns", or even the Annie Sprinkle interviews and videos I've seen. Again, I don't know if these are the greatest comparisons. But Goad is about really real reality so his course in sex covers the consequences of debauchery that to put it broadly and mildly makes America seem uniquely perverted.
"The Gigantic Book of Sex" sometimes makes you want to blush for Goad, as the first person voice is used.Read more ›
Its packed from cover to cover of fake articles, interesting facts, and personal opinions on sex. I mean it would take a long time to actually read the first 10 pages. Its not a book book, its like a collage of stuff thrown on every page. I bought it yesterday, text ed it to my fave sex buddy and had a study session lined up for last night. Having thumbed through the book looking for more interesting content between my house and my FWB house I realized this book isnt going to be any fun for us. I guess its a good book if your alone and bored but trust me there is not a single page that is going to get him hard or her turned on. Its just a fun off the wall book.
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Nobody writes like Jim Goad. His works are funny, informative, confrontational, challenging and coruscating. Best of all, he's totally and unrepentantly politically incorrect. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Barbara McNeill