This trailer gives me no idea whether or not I would want to read this book. How could it. What is the fucking point of these things? Maybe what they should do is hold a page of the book up to the camera and let me read it.
I think the point is that two minutes ago I did not know this book existed and now I know this book exists. Next time I am in a bookstore I am more likely to pick up the book and flick through it and try to determine whether it is something I want to read than I was before. I think that’s the point, angry Sks.
I’m teaching a class at Ball State where my students are creating Book Trailers as well as what I’m calling visual literature. I made youtube channel for them with examples (good and bad) of such things: http://www.youtube.com/user/NewBookMedia?feature=mhee. I like what Megan’s done here and I’ll pass it along to my students
“This book is dark and electric with all the immediate, physical anxiety of being female and, beyond that, human. It’s a totally fascinating downward spiral through sex and television and pills and blogging and love and alcohol, strangers and friends and despair, all knit together with tender emotional realness.”- Michelle Tea, author of VALENCIA