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#39-42 of 2010

Virgin: The Untouched History by Hanne Blank

This is not only full of interesting virginity facts (did you know guinea pigs have hymens that dissolve and regrow?), it also is a great overview of how our opinions on virginity in the West have changed. It's divided into two parts, the science aspect and the social aspect. I thought I would like the second half better, but the science turned out to be a lot more interesting, like the early fear that speculums would lead to crazed sex maniac women. The second half focused more on religion, which wasn't as interesting to me.


I was a little hesitant starting this one, because it's another kind of "classic" graphic novel, but I found this a lot easier to get into than Sandman. I actually really enjoyed this one, with its future setting and angry, angry journalist attacking the status quo, which is really an exaggeration of now. Highly recommended. 4.5/5

This is an absolutely beautiful wordless graphic novel of a man's move to a new world. You really have to see the art to appreciate it.

Gave up on Phonogram V1 because I know nothing about Britpop.

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Feb. 16th, 2010 12:37 am (UTC)
Transmet is amazing! I find the first one is the best. The series is good but Vol1 remains my fav.
It inspired one of my friends to go into journalism. It pointed out a lot of dumb things in society. I think it's a good series for teens to read actually. Just... put a warning label for gratuitious swearing.
Feb. 16th, 2010 02:26 am (UTC)
Transmet is probably my favourite GN ever. I even have a spider tattoo on my head to match his.
Feb. 16th, 2010 04:51 am (UTC)
I hadn't even heard of the Virgin book. It sounds interesting. I might pick it up. :)
Feb. 16th, 2010 05:24 am (UTC)
I read the Virgin book and it was one of the most interesting books I ever read.
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