Book Review: “All The Dirty Parts” by Daniel Handler [transcript][audio]

Guest: Brian Hinselwood  

Presenter: Wayne Bucklar

Book Review: “All The Dirty Parts” is a book about teenagers and a realistic depiction of young sexual desires and emotional discovery. The story is about a young lad named ‘Cole’ who is terribly attractive to young girls of his own age and allures them to do lustful things with their bodies. Until he meets one particular girl whom he falls in love with and got him running around after her rather than the other way around. It’s a nice little book and nothing was written offensive in it. A fun read for teenagers and adults. Rating: 7.5/10

Transcript – Book Review

Wayne Bucklar:  You’re listening in the Health Professional Radio. My name is Wayne Bucklar and this is Media, Arts and Lifestyle, our regular review of the media, the arts and what you can do to promote your lifestyle. One of our guests today is our regular commentator and critic, Brian Hinselwood. Brian, welcome to the show.

Brian Hinselwood:  Thank you Wayne.

Wayne:  Now Brian, what have you been paying attention to? What have you been reading this week?

Brian:  I just read a nice book and it’s called ‘All The Dirty Parts’ and if anybody listening is trying to learn about sex, this is sort of light.

Wayne:  You certainly got my attention just with the title.

Brian:  Yes. Well this is a bit about sex. Look, it’s written by a guy called Daniel Handler and I personally never heard of this guy but in fact he’s written about 50 books. So they’re trying to show us, even if I’m not into teenage hooks I am. This is rather a nice little book, it’s quite think, it’s about 134 pages so you can kind of read it in the weekend. Most of these books are written for teenagers and this is very much a teenager book. And it’s about a young lad called ‘Cole’ who apparently is somewhat like a good shot, terribly attractive to everybody. And he has no problem at all getting young girls his own age to do horrible things to his body. And that is until he meets one particular girl who he kind of falls in love with and she kind of falls in love with him, but she doesn’t fall for him the way all the other girls do. The other girls being able to just head them off when he’s had enough of them and he stay friends with most of them but this girl is a whole different ball game and she’s got him running around after her rather than the other way around. So it’s quite a nice little book. There’s nothing in it that’s offensive, it’s a sort of book that I can give to my teenage child, niece or nephew or whatever. They would enjoy it and there’s nothing in it that calls for sex or anything like that. It’s mentioned, it’s talked about … it’s quite a nice little read and it took me I think a day and a bit to read it. … It’s a nice book. So most of these books are for teenagers and it does work for adults as well. And yes, it’s a nice little read. I wouldn’t have any problem giving this to teenagers that I might know.

Wayne:  So Brian, something for teenagers, what rating would you give it?

Brian:  I would probably give it 7.5 out of 10.

Wayne:  Thank you for your time today Brian. It’s been a pleasure talking with you.

Brian:   Very well Wayne, nice talking to you.

Wayne:  That was Media Arts and Lifestyle and if you’ve missed my conversation with Brian Hinselwood, the good news is we have a transcript on our website, we also have an archived on YouTube, SoundCloud and iTunes where you can catch up on anything you may have missed. This is Wayne Bucklar, you’re listening to Health Professional Radio.

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