What Is Goth?

What Is Goth?

by Aurelio Voltaire Hernandez


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ISBN-13: 9781578633227
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
Publication date: 09/28/2004
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.40(d)

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What Is Goth? 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I Loved this book because not only did it give good gothic tips but it sort of made fun of them as well:) This is a good book to read if your into goth like I am.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Just as Voltaire's songs are hilarious in a tongue-in-cheek, ridiculing manner, so is his new book. It pokes fun repeatedly at the prententious aspects of the goth culture, but is also littered with real information. Oh, but there is everything a goth could ever need! A poem generator for those dark ones who are literature-blind, a makeover from normal to goth, the basic do's and don't's of fashion, and...DANCING! Yes, now you too can dance like you've lost a contact lense on the floor. The only problem with the book is the price: nearly twenty dollars for one hundred pages, but it's worth it.
SlrAlphC on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Ever been curious as to why a bunch of people would dress in black (especially if one of those people is your child)? Or, do you want to learn how to write bad Goth poetry or to find your Goth style AND you have a sense of humor about yourself? Then this is the book for you. Voltaire does a wonderful job of tackling the concept of Goth for the uninitiated as well as the long-standing adoptees of this subculture. Utilizing anecdotes and humor, he gives his take on all things Goth: From the Goth name generator (for your identity with your Goth comrades) to the various styles of dress. As someone who has been part of the Goth scene for years, Voltaire offers a look into this subculture that entertains as well as informs.
thecynicalromantic on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Voltaire just might be the best thing to come out of New Jersey since Thomas Edison invented the lightbulb. Armed with years of experience and a clear, charming and excruciatingly funny style, "the evil hippie in the skull sweater" gives a concise but not oversimplified account of a very diverse and peculiar subculture. A good thing for a worried parent of a baby bat to read, and an absolute must for any Goth who takes himself (and his wardrobe) too seriously.