It’s a Queer World

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A warped look at a fin de siecle world of pop culture where nothing is quite as straight – or gay – as it seems.

It’s a Queer World, based on Mark Simpson’s monthly columns of the same name for Attitude magazine in the 1990s, turned out to be both a valedictory for the 20th century and something of a prophetic text for the post-sexual sexed-up 21st century we’re now browsing in.

First published 1996 by Vintage, UK (1999, Haworth US). Now available in a 2014 Kindle edition.

 

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It's a Queer World: Deviant Adventures in Pop Culture


 

“With wicked, wacky humour, this book is one of the most entertaining ever written on popular culture and sexuality” – GT Magazine

“An acerbic delight from cover to cover…. Simpson excels at casting a cynical gaze over British and American pop culture with hilarious results. Bitchy yet pithy is a rare combination to pull off, but Mark Simpson has it in buckets.”” – Bay Windows

“You’d have to be a chronic depressive not to laugh.” – New Statesman & Society 

“Brilliant… seriously funny.” – Scotland on Sunday 

“Mark Simpson is one of the brightest writers around, as this collection amply proves.”  – Time Out

“May bring a tear to your eye.” – Irish Gay Community News 

“Erudite, incisive, sassy… fresh, hilarious.” – Publishers Weekly 

“Spunky.” – Lambda Book Report

“The literary equivalent of a very dry martini imbibed at high altitude. Giddy, ginny cynicism at its best.” – Glenn Belverio

“Simpson at his scathing and irrepressible best… a fierce analytic intelligence, a zippy and incisive way with words and an inexhaustible sense of adventure.” – Dr David Halperin 

 

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