A guidebook to the language of the most shadowy of subcultures, this work collects and defines more than 550 Gothic words and phrases. Compiled by an acclaimed Goth journalist and poet, this compendium provides insight into the unique vernacular of this fascinating community, describing in detail and with black humor the fashion, music, and lifestyle as well as sharing insider slang such as Baby Bat, Corp Goth, and the Gothic Two-Step. A Goth Band Family Tree and essential Goth listening, reading, and viewing recommendations are also included in this phantasmagorical work.
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While this book would be an excellent opportunity for a “gother than thou” purist to rail against rival Goth sects, Ladouceur gives ample play to Perky Goths, Romantigoths, Mall Goths, Trad Goths, Cybergoths and Corp Goths, although, the book does make clear that modern, blood-drinking vampirism...is well outside the normal boundaries...Read Full Review of Encyclopedia Gothica | See more reviews from National Post arts
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