D. E. Boone’s Legs Talk: a modern girl’s dating tale (Jamaica, New York: Global Force Media, 2008) is one of those books you probably figured I’d buy just to look at the pictures, but there’s a lot more going on here than a bunch of arty B&W leg shots with captions: as advertised, it’s a story of a relationship that founders, and if you’ve ever had any reason to utter a sentence that begins with “You only wanted me for my…” you’ll appreciate the story line.
From the Times-Ledger in the author’s home borough of Queens:
Author and Queens native David Eugene Boone was inspired by female noir characters and Hitchcock movies when he created his long-limbed, monochromatic protagonist.
“I noticed that women’s legs were used to communicate something,” he said, “especially when they were walking away.”
Legs Talk is Boone’s first book; I have to wonder what he’s going to do for a follow-up.
(Review copy purchased at retail.)