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Not so much Around the World in 80 Lays more a jaw-dropping insight into a round-the-clock business culture where anything is possible and where all major credit cards are accepted. Purporting to be more than just a voyeur's wet dream, this is a portrait of an extraordinary way of life, a study of people and places handled with sensitivity that aims to add to the sexploitation debate.

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Publishers Weekly Review

In Bangkok's sexual underground, "worlds meet, the rich, the poor.... In some rare moments of animalistic freedom, drunkenness and ecstasy, differences disappear, man, woman, man-woman." In Patpong: Bangkok's Twilight Zone, German photojournalist Nick Nostitz chronicles that money-driven convergence. Nostitz, who worked on the book for seven years, toured Patpong's streets, discos, go-go bars and "blow-job bars," forming close relationships with his subjects male and female prostitutes, transsexuals, junkies, tourists, misfits and expatriates. He presents his deliberately chaotic photos in scrapbook form with handwritten captions, and in accompanying essays he meditates on his Bangkok experiences, which include having sex with a hooker who said she had AIDS. Few readers will be convinced by Nostitz's celebrations of Third World exploitation by first world "misfits," but the pictures remain luridly compelling. 120 color and b&w photos. ( June 1) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

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