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Permanent Obscurity: Or a Cautionary Tale of Two Girls and Their Misadventures with Drugs, Pornography and Death - Richard Perez, Dolores Santana When Dolores and Serena end up down and out and owing money to damn near everyone, they conspire to make a fetish video for cash. Only things start falling apart immediately...

I gave this book a shot since Richard Perez seemed like a cool guy, especially for a Goodreads Author. Plus he said it was a sexploitation book, sexploitation being right behind blaxploitation as my favorite type of exploitation genre. I wasn't disappointed.

This book was definitely a page turner. Perez did a good job keeping Serena's true character in the dark for much of the book. There was some erotic things going on and it gave a window into fetish/femdom culture. The suspense built as more and more people wanted Dolores and Serena dead and by the end, I didn't know if our girls would survive.

So why only a 3? Well, the book was a little long for what it was. If there were 75-100 less pages, it would have been an easy 4 and probably would have made a good Hard Case original. Also, there wasn't as much smut or potentially offensive material as I was lead to believe. I was expecting people getting cucumbers shoved into orifices and depravity of that nature. Warren Ellis's Crooked Little Vein had a tons more shocking material and was about half the size, as was Christa Faust's Money Shot.

Permanent Obscurity is a good read if a little too long and a little short on filth. I'd recommend it to people who enjoyed Crooked Little Vein or The Money Shot.