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

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

by Mark Simpson, John Dececco
You'd have to be a chronic depressive not to laugh. New Statesman & Society


You'd have to be a chronic depressive not to laugh. New Statesman & Society

Editorial Reviews

Perceptive and funny.
Labour Left Briefing
The tone is sardonic, camp, often bitchy. It is difficult not to agree with Simpson that the world really is as queer as he makes out.
Glenn Belverio
The literary equivalent of a very dry martini imbibed at high altitude. Giddy, ginny cynicism at its best. — Glue
Irish Gay Community News
May bring a tear to your eye.
D. Travers Scott
Brits make better fags, and Mark Simpson is among the very best, pushing the envelope of what the hell faggotry is. Simpson's latest, it's a queer world, is a biting and perverse journey through 90s pop culture. It further establishes Simpson as one of the most insightful and hilarious commentators on queer and straight culture - and all the grey areas in between. And did I mention he's a massive beauhunk stud? — Seattle Stranger
Time Out London
Mark Simpson is one of the brightest writers around, as this collection amply proves.
Gay Times
With wicked, wacky humour, this book is one of the most entertaining ever written on popular culture and sexuality.
Out Magazine
These unfailingly sharp and amusing articles and interviews take the piss out of britain at the same time that they reveal its fabulous queerness.
Seattle Gay News
Snappy, wicked... Infamous.
Scotland On Sunday
Brilliant... Seriously funny.
Hot Press (Dublin)
Provocative, irreverant... A valuable and entertaining read for those of any persuasioin seeking fresh perspectives on the era in which we live. hot press, dublin
A hilariously perverse collection of essays, by a celebrated British writer and satirist. He takes a warped look at a world of pop culture where nothing is as straight or as gay as it seems. Along the way, he outs Tom Cruise, discusses the cultural significance of foreskins with some US Marines in Tijuana, and watches a groom being buggered by lesbian strippers at a stag party. The author has been described as the gay anti-Christ. No index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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David Halperin
Mark Simpson casts a cool eye on the paradoxes of gender and sexuality in the 90s. This collection shows him as his scathing and irrepressible best; a queer critic with a fierce analytic intelligence, A zippy and incisive way with words, and an inexhaustible sense of adventure.

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