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50% complete! christa has read 26 of 52 books.

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Heaven No Hell (2021, Drawn and Quarterly) 5 stars

"One of the most inventive and prolific cartoonists working today."—Vulture

In the past ten years, …

a very deforge collection of shorts

5 stars

like everything michael deforge writes I love it. this one’s a collection of shorts, all delightful. I want to share the last one with my team at work (at some point protagonist falls in and out of love with “the public”) but I’ll probably not

Very Important People (2020, Princeton University Press) 4 stars

exploitation works best when it feels good

4 stars

interesting and multifaceted sociological study of the social dynamics and labor that goes into NYC VIP clubs, including motivations of each of the actors (girls/models, promoters, and to a more limited extent clients). reminds me of tressie mcmillan cottom’s writing on the hustle economy, in that it digs into why “girls” would want to participate in such a clearly exploitative system, which I think is both more satisfying and says something about all of our lives under late capitalism. four stars because it gets a little repetitive in that common academic way, but recommend