30 out of 5 stars curious to see this book by todays leading exponent of kitsch january 31 2014 rockwell is the star architect for the trash audience so this book is important as a document of decay. Usually i expect that a tpb has a self contained story arc but book one of spectacle feels more like the first two thirds of a story the ending in which one of the roustabouts suddenly sprouts a rhino horn is deeply unsatisfying to say the least. The society of the spectacle french la socit du spectacle is a 1967 work of philosophy and marxist critical theory by guy debord in which the author develops and presents the concept of the spectacle the book is considered a seminal text for the situationist movement. Spectacle explores the circumstances of ota bengas captivity the international controversy it inspired and his efforts to adjust to american life it also reveals why decades later the man most responsible for his exploitation would be hailed as his friend and savior while those who truly fought for ota have been banished to the shadows of history. I received a free copy of this book in return for an honest review spectacle starts out when the protagonist mira is only 10 years old a few chapters into the book a tragedy unfolds and we are then transported 6 years into the future and mira is now 16 years old
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