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The Bird Room by Chris Killen
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Feb 20, 10

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You ever get those nasty porn pictures or videos on your cell phone of men or women doing disgusting things for all the world to pass phone to phone or video to video? Maybe someone sends them to you as a joke, for the shock value, most likely a co worker watching you from across the room eagerly awaiting to see the look on your face when you open you phone? If you have received those kind of pictures/videos, you have probably at some time wondered, "who are these people? why do they do this?" You want answers, read this book.

Tho the main character in the story is about and narrated by Will, some of the spotlight is taken by Helen, a porn actress. She comes into Will's life thru his friend, another Will, an artist, who gets this twisted idea to combine his art with porn, to turn a sexual relationship into art and shock people at his next art show. Thru all this art/porn stuff, Will the narrator talks about his relationship with the mysterious Alice, who also dabbles in porn production. By the end of the book, all these characters are linked in some way. I will not reveal. Does this link have anything to do with Helen's imaginary sister? Hmm...

When I entered the contest for this goodreads win, the summary promised me a love story with a twist. It is certainly twisted. However, had I realized the aspiring actress was in the porn industry, I most likely would not have signed up. The content was not for me, but I do think people with an interest in this particular field will like, if not love it.

Also of note: Abundant use of the F word for those that do not care for cursing. This was a very quick, one afternoon read.
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