(Peepland Vol. 1) PDF NEW ☆ Christa Faust, Gary Phillips
Much research shows that many women in similar lines of work are victims who were trafficked into that life by a man at some point This was not the case in Peepland One character chose the life due to drug addiction another because it was the only way to support I Curse the River of Time her child Roxy seems toave gravitated to the peepshow because it offered a non judgmental subculture that allowed Once I Was a Princess her to expresser bisexualityThere are nice subtle character touches throughout the book like for example Court the Night (Blood Bonds, how Roxy wears a wig toide Greed, Seeds and Slavery her blonde spikyair in the booth so as to preserve a line of demarcation between Demons, Deliverance, Discernment her working life ander personal "LIFEI DID HAVE ONE COMPLAINT ABOUT THE BOOK THERE "did ave one complaint about the book There a lot of characters to follow which is not always easy to do in a comic book I found myself wishing several times this were a traditional novel so each character could be explored adeuately The background of one minor character in particular Ti mons the surly African immigrant janitor gets short thrift even though it is a pivotal plot point in the final scenes Super funpulpy and entertaining Good read a mix of very accurate depictions of life in the lowlevel times suare sex trade of the past along with comic book style over the top violence and plot. Ists Christa Faust and Gary Philli. .
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Art is good story is okit pushed the limits a bit so it was a good buy Not sure what I was expecting The story was ok at best Could not understand the story at all Writer Christa s Faust s real life experiences as a Times Suare sex worker back in the 1980s lends a true authenticity to Peepland that is often missing from ard boiled crime fiction Her portrayal of the denizens of the NYC streets back in the 1980s before Rudy Guiliani cleaned them up but made them far less interesting in the process is a fascinating reminder of the way things were in big city America in the days before regentrification took old It s "ALSO A CLEAR EYED LOOK AT THE LIVES OF "a clear eyed look at the lives of workers that neither glamorizes nor stigmatizes what they ave to do just to stay alive in a world that could otherwise care less about themThe only real fault with the book is that is really too short given the number of characters and storylines contained within Too bad the publishers couldn t ave given it two full volumes so it would ave If I Never See You Again (Jo Birmingham had a chance to properly breathe Otherwise an excellent comic that is only for mature audiences Chilling often disturbing ultimately un put down able noir Christa Faust is a modern noir master and the artists matcher style punc. Thriller set in seedy 1980s New Yo. ,
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awesome gn artworkGN artwork is the best of the Hard Case Crime graphic novels to date Roxy works as a showgirl in a seedy peepshow booth on Times Suare in 1986 She gets ensnared in a double murder investigation when a local pornographer passes Firebird her a videocassette that contains evidence of a girl s death shortly before being killedimselfThe plot is bleak and bloody noir as befits any project from this publisher Do not expect any A Night on the Tiles happy endings Those who are not dead or dying by the final panel probably wish they were Some of the art is risu but unlike the other HCC series it does not feel designed to titillate or exploit If anything it underscores theardscrabble conditions of this worldThe uniue aspect of this work is the depiction of The House That Jesus Built how Roxy copes with a life that most people would find demeaning Much of the story is an indictment ofow sex workers are mistreated in our society particularly those of non Elegies Elderberries (The Herbalist heterosexual persuasion Iner afterward co author Christa Faust explains she once worked in a peepshow booth and she says the job was neither as sexy as some might like to imagine or as degrading as others claim It was in fact often absurd and occasionally boring. Rk from critically acclaimed novel. .
Christa Faust, Gary Phillips