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Video Slut by Sharon Oreck
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Feb 29, 12

bookshelves: did-not-finish
Read from February 25 to 29, 2012

I picked this up because I'd just read that big MTV book and it was really good. Sharon Oreck gets a lot of space in the pages of that book because she's on OG music video director. I thought this book would be great as a companion to that one but....

The author tries her best to cram WIT WIT WIT MOTHERFUCKING WIT into every goddamned sentence, making it pretty much unreadable. You never get into any narrative groove because Oreck is trying so fucking hard to show you how clever she is. This one's going back to the library before its time.
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message 1: by Krys (new) - rated it 1 star

Krys I couldn't agree with your review more! I'm having a tough time getting through it myself. It's like you have to take one super deep breath to get through just one of her terrifically long run-on sentences. They are crammed to the gills with everything, including the hippest kitchen sink! But then I take a second to remind myself that she IS the L.A. Experience. Every person I've ever encountered from that particular demographic is perfectly crystallized in her delivery, verbosity, and absurdity. Taking that into account makes it a tiny bit more pleasurable to read, albeit, a guilty pleasure.


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