Sunday, June 13, 2010

Review: Street Boners by Gavin McInnes

Fifteen years after founding Vice, Gavin McInnes has poured his creative juices into a new endeavor: Growing in size and influence at an alarming rate, the site's main feature is the new and improved version of Gavin's "DOs and DON'Ts," now tantalizingly called Street Boners.

These Boners have been polished and compounded into a book that takes the best of the site and adds hundreds more gems! With 1,312 photos, hilarious captions, and a harsh new rating system-from one to 10 kitten faces-STREET BONERS makes sure no glorious fashion statement goes unnoticed. Innocent citizens are either damned to hell or relentlessly exalted into heaven. Chloe Sevigny, Debbie Harry, Fred Armisen, and Tim & Eric also contribute their scathing wit to the book, and the end result is a New York fashion bible no bathroom should be without.

Received from the publisher for review.

This one gets two stars. It was mildly amusing at points but quickly became repetitive. The language could accurately be referred to as coarse and is certainly not for everyone. Some of the pictures themselves were intriguing, but the commentary didn't do much for me. This is an acquired taste so unless you are already a fan of the author I'd recommend either a quick skim or a pass.

☆☆= Just Okay 


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