The Little Book of Terror 1st Edition
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About the Author
- Publisher : Foxhead Books; 1st edition (January 1, 2012)
- Language: : English
- Hardcover : 84 pages
- ISBN-10 : 098474861X
- ISBN-13 : 978-0984748617
- Item Weight : 1 pounds
- Dimensions : 5.51 x 0.38 x 8.5 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #5,769,238 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Rockwell's book moves nimbly between 9/11 and OBL's demise, plucking pertinent news stories out of the 24 hour news cycle. She looks at the sometimes-human sometimes-monstrous portrayals of those involved in or interpellated by the so-called War on Terror. Between sections of text where she takes a wide view of US policy at home and away, Rockwell includes her paintings, illustrating her words with colorful 'characters'. Saddam Hussein gets dental treatment in 'The Best of All Possible Care.' Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab 'The Underpants Bomber' is painted and displayed in her 'Rogues Gallery.'
'The Little Book of Terror' is a welcome rejoinder to so much punditry.
From the mad cool cover to Amitava Kumar's engaging foreword to the series of quick, short, biting essays, this was the fastest, most enjoyable read of the year for me. Love how Daisy Rockwell takes the War on Terror narrative, fed to the global audience by mainstream media to a shocking excess, and with a few words, and really gorgeous intelligent paintings, turns it on its head. So we see clever, touching depictions of terrorists certainly not to be expected anywhere else, we have accounts of Daisy's personal experiences as an academic post-9/11, and from there her take on the War on Terror, creeping Islamophobia, and all that jazz. Just generally a gorgeous book that gives one much to think about.
(Also, accidental bonus! So many of the fine people connected with the book are on the Twitters. It's like a cool Members Only partayyy.)
Further Accidental Bonus!: Interesting moments at security check at airports when this book emerges from your bag.
Last word: Get It. SO GOOD.
And the paintings are beautiful. Rockwell's use of color is so unique, I'd recognize her style anywhere. Highly recommended.