Bookish Matters

The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.

—Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Rent Girl

I read Rent Girl in one swoop last night between dinner and bed. It's an illustrated memoir about a woman who becomes a hooker. Written by Michelle Tea and illustrated by Laurenn McCubbin. I quite liked it. I like that it presents a female world--almost the only men are johns. In the beginning of the book, the narrator is so queer that when she sees a friend's boyfriend she wonders "what does she even do with him."

The drawback of the book was the typos. So many typos! On every page. They really got in the way, they weren't always ones you could just gloss over. Had to stop and think about what the book was trying to say. Get your shit together, Last Gasp publishing.

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