Tuesday, December 10, 2013
This is still a delight to read after 40 years. It is a remarkable adventure story without any of the silly Hollywood scenes, just three men on a really long walk.
Suspend your belief and read away its great fun.
Sub titled a "Porno Memoir" its actually about a woman so badly damaged that she got into porn to have some self esteem. And it wasn't high end porn either it was bottom of the draw violent gonzo where the female performer is totally degraded.
A product of drug addicts she ended up with a major cocaine habit on which she blew all her income. That, and being saddled with a boyfriend who was more pimp than friend she did eight years in this scene and ended up with nothing.
The book finishes with her marrying a guy in the porn scene, she's sobered up and is now a performance artist, which I believe is code for she still does porn but its not as nasty and vile as what she was doing.
This is a very sad book, the fact that a teenager is so badly damaged prior to getting into this scene is an eye opener and I' been around unfortunately.
Its also poorly edited and reads like its been dictated straight off a recorder. Not a nice read at all. If you watch too much pornography, read this, its an instant cure.
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Sunday, December 1, 2013
Saturday, November 30, 2013
A wonderful selection covering actors and the theatre, age food, drink, sex , travel and most everything else.
"When he was eighty, the late Spanish cellist Pablo Casals was warned that consummating his marriage with his new young wife might prove fatal. "If she dies, she dies,' he replied.
Sunday, November 24, 2013
The first collection of Father Brown mysteries. Chesterton is extraordinary, blending his humour, religion and philosophy into all his tales.
I find them easier reading than 'Sherlock Holmes' solely because of the humour. On Kindle this edition is a public domain title an as such is available free of charge. A delightful read.