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Some Fangasm Fun

March 19, 2014

We’d like to share the wonderful review of Fangasm on The Daily Dot. Here is an excerpt:

“One of the side effects of a post-Fifty Shades of Grey world is the demand for pop culture books about fandom. These include Fic: Why Fanfiction is Taking Over the World and the recently announced Fan Fiction Studies reader, also from the University of Iowa Press. These works approach fandom from the standpoints of academics writing for a possibly mystified public. Most of them collect essays from knowledgeable academics about the basic principles and issues surrounding the fandom phenomenon.

Fangasm is to all those other books what Elle Woods is to Harvard. It unfolds like a nerdgirl answer to Hunter S. Thompson, only San Diego Comic Con has usurped Las Vegas as the desert mecca of the age and euphoria driven by slashfic replaces the drug-addled road trip. The fear and loathing has given way to squee and awe. It’s almost exactly as much of a pop culture manifesto as you’d expect from a book that doubles as a memoir about how two highly educated women with became obsessed with a show that airs on the CW Network.”

Read the entire review here.

We’re also giving away five autographed copies of Fangasm at Goodreads. Click below for details.

Fangasm by Katherine Larsen

Giveaway ends April 11, 2014.

See the giveaway details at Goodreads.

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