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The Big Book of Porn: A Penetrating Look at the World of Dirty Movies

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An XXX Rated Celebration of Adult Movies
 
According to film historians, the first motion picture was screened in December 1895. And the first dirty motion picture was screened just a few months later.
 
Adult movies are nearly as old as cinema itself. The Big Book of Porn celebrates this controversial art form in all its timeless glory—from the stag films of the 1920s
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Paperback, 208 pages
Published October 1st 2005 by Quirk Books
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Brent Simons
Dec 11, 2007 Brent Simons rated it it was amazing
Seth takes words and puts them in a sort of order that makes you laugh, think, and cry...Then think again...Cry...Then think...then laugh. This goes on and on until the doctor takes the book away.
Renee
Jul 21, 2011 Renee rated it liked it
I got this as a bachelorette party gift, because, well, my friends are like that. It had been passed down from friend to friend and intended to serve as one of those "awkward" gifts (we've had quite a few). However, I noticed Grahame-Smith's name on the cover, and then I read it. It's pretty good, without being too vulgar. It shines a light on a multi-billion-dollar industry around the world and what trends and taste levels lie within us all. If you've a dirty mind, it's not a bad read.
Dustin
May 28, 2011 Dustin rated it really liked it
I'm the kind of person that could not in good conscious leave a book like this behind after I saw it. Asides from being a rather thorough history of the porn industry, it's just funny as hell. Sure, it's not for the uptight puritan out there. But for those of us honest (sick, perverted) enough to not worry, it's definitely worth a look. There's no doubt you'll remember it.
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Jul 03, 2009 Kallierose marked it as to-read
Okay, I probably won't ever read this, but the title alone made it worthy of my "to-read" shelf!
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Shelves: 2008
Lots of facts, a bit of sarcastic humor and wit towards the last 1/3 or so of the book. I giggled out loud a few times. Reads through like a novel (sort-of), but other than that it's not really a re-read or something that would be kept. Worthy of a once over then a trade in at a UBS or sold on eBay.
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Shelves: porn
this is a interested book.
A Voracious Reader (a.k.a. Carol)
Interesting industry info.
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Jun 04, 2008 Josh rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Yes, but have you read it in GERMAN?
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A cool book.
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Seth Grahame-Smith (born Seth Jared Greenberg) is an American author, screenwriter and film producer. He is best known for his novels Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter which both hit the New York Times' best seller list. Seth Grahame-Smith lives in Los Angeles, California with his wife, Erin, and his son, Joshua.
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