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Monday
Jun172013

This is not what "bent" is supposed to mean in this context...

Happy--no, Sad face. My copy of Nick Davis's book "The Desiring Image: Gilles Deleuze and Contemporary Queer Cinema" arrived. YES. But it arrived like so, rolled up like a damn newspaper! NO.

I've tried to straighten the gorgeous gay out but it's not budging. Permanently bent!

[one hour later] Oops... I started reading instead of finishing this post which I should not have done since I have to return this copy! I'm so into the launching Cronenberg chapter and am digging the provocative argument that he...no I can't. Must. Return. Get. New. Copy.

I can't even bear to take a photo of the mangled cover so you should remind yourself of how beautiful it is here. And if you haven't ordered it yet, do it now. Nick is a great writer, provocative thinker, and unshakeable cinephile and since it's gay pride month, it's a great time to start digging in. You'll probably even have your beautiful unmangled copy before I get this one replaced by Amazon!

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Just ordered it. A must read. Thanks for the heads up :-)

June 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPatryk

How the HELL did they wrap it like that? When I saw the picture my eyes lit up with rage. How DARE they fold a book?!I think I'm more upset than you, Nathaniel, and it's not even my book. I also hope my copy doesn't arrive like that (for the love of God, NO!!)

June 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBVR

BVR -- i'm guessing it's my mailman's fault but why shove it inside the mailbox warped when you can just hand it to the doorman?

June 18, 2013 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

The anal-retentive side of me would've DIED. Well, no. I would've lost my shit and then died. Maybe find something very heavy to put it under for a while to flatten it out? (after you finished reading of course!)

June 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDerreck.

My inner librarian is SCREAMING with RAGE. How DARE someone do that to a book, especially one as beautiful as this one?!?!? Unconscionable. If hell exists, there must be a special place for people who desecrate books like that.

June 18, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterdenny

Maybe your mailperson is a former student with a grudge? Maybe he's one of the Mantle brothers? Maybe a queer director I left out? Oh my god, your mailperson is Gregg Araki!!

June 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNick Davis

Maybe your mailperson is a former student with a grade-based grudge? Or maybe one of the Mantle brothers? Maybe a queer filmmaker I left out of the book? Oh my God, your mail person is Gregg Araki!

June 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNick Davis

Nick, you left out or trashed Araki? Now I'm even more curious about this book...

June 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPaul Outlaw

Nick -- i love this rumor and plan to spread it!

June 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNathanielR

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