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Paying for It: A Comic-Strip Memoir About Being a John Hardcover – Mar 25 2011
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“It has the thoroughness of a history book yet reads with the personalized vision of a novel.” ―Time on Louis Riel
“If you love to read a gripping story, if you are awed by the talent of an artist, then look no further:Chester Brown's Louis Riel is comix history in the making, and with it, history never looked so good.” ―The Globe and Mail Book Review on Louis Riel
About the Author
Chester Brown lives in Toronto, where he ran for Parliament in the general election as a member of the Libertarian Party of Canada.
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If you've ever wondered what paying for sex is like, this book definitely is for you.
The comic book adventures of a single male in Toronto,Ontario Canada who shamelessly records his experiences with prostitutes. It explores an area that many wonder about but would never discuss.
Along with the prurient interest of so much paid sex in this book, there is also the tension of so many awkward social situations in meeting and bedding all these strangers that he normally wouldn't have the wherewithal to talk to in a bar or something. And then there are all the great conversations with his stunned friends and ex-girlfriends who are trying to wrap their heads around this new dimension in his life. It's a great read for all these reasons, but also for the understated honesty of his artwork: the same eight small panels per page, the great sense of cartoony realism that he captures. Nothing is overblown or amped up, but it is recognizably stylized.
All in all, another great and compelling read from Brown. Make sure you read all the end notes and commentary at the end. Great stuff.
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Activism through the amorphous graphic novel genre. A wonderful exploration of the issues, and extended argument for the legalization of prostitution. Huzzah.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Interesting book, he really put himself out there, just not for me.Published 22 months ago by etrnlflame