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September 8, 2007

32 Down, 20 To Go (52 Books, 52 Weeks) ("Skinema")

Chris Nieratko has penned a memoir, Skinema, in the guise of a series of porn film reviews. These articles were originally written for Vice magazine's "Skinema" column (hence the book's title), and mostly have little to do with the film they are reviewing. Often a film's title or cover will invoke a specific memory, and the Nieratko shares his life in short glimpses. Nieratko is clever, painfully honest, and at times genuinely funny, but the book too often gets bogged down in his braggadocio.

For two weeks, enter the coupon code "LHB001" at Atomic Books and receive 15% off this title.

My next book is the Joe Matt's comics collection, Spent.


also at Largehearted Boy:

52 Books, 52 Weeks (2007 Edition)
52 Books, 52 Weeks (2006 Edition)
52 Books, 52 Weeks (2005 Edition)
52 Books, 52 Weeks (2004 Edition)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)

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