David Choe is my favorite artist. His art ranges from super-detailed-mixed-media-pieces that took him days to paint to flat-black-spray-painted-scribbles on a dirty white wall that took him a few seconds, yet convey volumes of emotion and character. David Choe is a drunk, a gambler, and a pervert. He is a scumbag who lives his life without asking permission or making apologies. He is crass and if you are the easily offended type, you will be. Choe is more punk than Sid Vicious. His grit and grime give him the edge and shine that will take his art to museums and the pages of books for future generations of artists to study. The pages of this book take you into his life of sex, drugs and rock’n’roll. From photos of his world travels and freight-hopping adventures, to his commercial work; from childhood drawings of comic characters and war scenes to his cartoon parodies, this book is raw. The inside and back cover of this book are a scanned image of his ten-year-old drool-stained pillow, need I say more? If any of you readers are wondering what to get me as a present, look no further. This is the book I want on my coffee table for when my parents come to visit. No they will not appreciate it, I will be waiting with my camera to capture the priceless: “are you fucking kidding me?!” look that will be plastered on their faces.
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Deadwood is full of murder, gambling, prostitution, and gratuitous cursing all set to the backdrop of a lawless old west town. If you liked the movie “Unforgiven” this show is for you. Warning, this show is not meant for children.
Paul Auster takes the classic form of detective fiction to another
level in the New York Trilogy. Though the three novellas that make up
the NY Trilogy do revolve around that familiar detective scenario: men
hired to pursue others, they end up being more about the psychology of
the pursuer than the pursued. Through three fascinating stories
Auster questions identity, purpose, and fate in a meaningful way.
Don’t expect simple resolutions. There are no straightforward answers
to be found. But in the end it isn’t about the answers as much as
it’s about the wild journey
Karen Russell’s Swamplandia tells the story of how a family of gator wrestlers deals with the death of their matriarch as well as a new threat to their livelihood. You are instantly transported to the hot, damp, murky world they live in, and wish to stay there with them forever. The characters pull at your heart strings with every wrong turn they make. Russell creates a world that is divided in two: the society that we live in and the unimaginable world of the swamp. This book is an enjoyable, yet haunting look into the lives of five people who don’t fit in to the modern world and struggle to stay in their swamp home.