Dating from back in 2004 this book features a lot of the older and some now defunct SuicideGirls from the alternative erotica website of the same name. Only having come into proper contact with the concept in the last year I cannot comment on the book as related to the controversies quarrels that arose some while back, causing some of the models to leave, some migrating to GodsGirls, so rather I am leaving all that aside and concentrating on the book as a piece of art, representing the culminating experience, at the time, of Missy Suicide and all the models pictured.
The book is dived into two main sections: photos taken of the models by Missy, and self-taken photos along with profile-like excerpts. The first section features a nice range of pictures, showing the varying moods of the sets from playful, sumptuous, energetic, moody, artistic and a plethora besides. The second section also has some nice pictures, but its more about the self-expression of the models, featuring some of the stories behind their joining the site and choosing to freely show their bodies on the internet. It is here that the reader can get a real view into the down-to-earth stance that is the basis of the SuicideGirls concept. It may be pornography, but its also art, taking the image of an old fashioned "pin-up girl" as its integral form and throwing it together with music and life cultures that are not necessarily considered the norm, thus giving both the models and the audience/members an outlet of feeling part of something bigger and not alone in how they think/feel/look.
This is a book which documents a revolution in alternative erotica, while at the same time displaying some fantastic eye candy to the reader in a classy and stylish way. A beautiful collection of images and thoughts.