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The Little Book Of Goths
by Dan Vice
To be a Goth is to be unique, creative and misunderstood. However, in order to be considered truly 'gothic', it is necessay to conform to certain rules. This little guide will tell you all you need to know about the dark and mysterious Goth world, popular myths and stereotypes, how to spot, become or insult a Goth. Goth philosophy, and the mating ritual. Be afraid.
Published March 1st 2005 by Crombie Jardine
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A short book full of snarky humor, stereotypes, and as with most of these types of books typos. Some viable content, though some is so far out in right field as to make me question where it came from. Location references all appear to be in the UK; I would have liked to see some references for the states and other countries but doesn't detract from the book at all. There were a few lines that made me chuckle and reminisce. Glad I borrowed it from the library instead of purchasing it. I prefer an ...more
Nov 27, 2008 Leonardo rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Goths with a sense of humour and friends of goths
Actually, a very funny book... and the author even seems to be genuinely interested in his subject. He does spell "Souxsie" (instead of "Siouxsie") and mentiones Marylin Manson and satanism for my tastes, but overall seems a knowledgeable outsider. Some interesting tips into goth-spotting, though Voltaire is funnier (but, then, Voltaire's got the advantage of being an insider to the scene).