Free Audible The Big Book of Vice By Steve Vance – Z55z.co

After seeing this book at some friends cabin, I was delighted to find a copy at Powell s Book Strange tales told in graphic novel format. An in depth look at the things we know are bad for us but we love too much to stay away from, including tobacco, alcohol, promiscuous behavior, drugs, fatty foods, and , along with the reasons we love them so much When I first read The Big Book of Vice, primarily written by Steve Vance with others assistance , I hadn t yet read most of the other books in this series, and I gave the book four stars However, after having read all but one other of Paradox Press Big Books Of , I upgraded that rating, because The Big Book of Vice is arguably the best of all of them perhaps fitting, since the publisher and writers had by then hadthan a dozen previous volumes to perfect the formula Unlike, say, The When I first read The Big Book of Vice, primarily written by Steve Vance with others assistance , I hadn t yet read most of the other books in this series, and I gave the book four stars However, after having read all but one other of Paradox Press Big Books Of , I upgraded that rating, because The Big Book of Vice is arguably the best of all of them perhaps fitting, since the publisher and writers had by then hadthan a dozen previous volumes to perfect the formula Unlike, say, The Big Book of Death, Vance et al take the entirety of the subject matter very seriously, and Vance et al don t give any of the topics therein short shrift whatsoever Vance also isn t afraid to challenge conventional wisdom about alcohol, drugs, tobacco, sex, etc., etc., but he also is clear when these vices pose a real social problem As such, The Big Book of Vice is simply excellent.There are parts of the book say, Vance s mention of Magic The Gathering then a very new phenomenon in the section on introductory vices for children, or that on caffeine as a narcotic substance that seem positively quaint in 2020, and there are other sections, among them on Hugh Hefner to whose Goodreads profile I m linking to allow my readers if any to make their own decisions , that have not aged especially well, if we knew then what we know now, but these examples really are limited farimpactful and frequent are Vance et al s discussions of human trafficking, tobacco company lobbyists, Native American casinos, rampant racism in the legislation of vice, and so forth, in which the extensive bibliography and point blank tone hit home strongly Vance et al don t mince words when they decry moralism and or hypocrisy and or the actual problems such as, say, Anthony Comstock behind the control of vice, and that renders the entire workpoignant than it would be were it wholly dispassionate The Big Book of Vice purports to be along the same lines as Paradox Press other Big Books Of , but in effect it s something very, very different, and that s the kind of thing that sticks with me as a reader The Big Book series were always excellentto bad they didn t keep it going for manyyears The Big Book Of Vice is interesting as it presents a good history of gambling and believe it or not dice Loved it and always a pleasure to see two of my favorite artists Rick Geary and Sergio Aragones. This one of my favorite Big Books I also have a fondness for the Big Book of Martyrs, and the Big Book of Urban Legends but how could it not be Tales of infamy and ignominy centered around sex, Sin Cities, gambling, drugs, tobacco, juke boxes, pool halls, comic books , all illustrated by top comic book talents, arranged bite size morsels perfect for bathroom reading This one of my favorite Big Books I also have a fondness for the Big Book of Martyrs, and the Big Book of Urban Legends but how could it not be Tales of infamy and ignominy centered around sex, Sin Cities, gambling, drugs, tobacco, juke boxes, pool halls, comic books , all illustrated by top comic book talents, arranged bite size morsels perfect for bathroom reading Big Book of is great illustrated series on a wide variety of topics with lots of top notch artists and authors. The art is top notch, the writing not so much.