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X Marks The Spot: 11/16/20

X Marks The Spot

X Marks The Spot edited by Theo Hendrie was Kickstartered in 2019. It's a collection of essays, poetry, and comics by genderqueer authors about their experiences.

The essays, content-wise ring true as a non-binary person. Many of the authors are much younger than I am but they explored gender construction in their cultures in many of the same places I did. The places that crops up most are Tumblr and Twitter.

In terms of tone and variety, X Marks The Spot is a good read-along for (Don't) Call Me Crazy edited by Kelly Jensen (2018).

This book would have benefited from copyediting and design. The essays are inconsistent in their quality, the final edits probably left to the contributors. I realize the goal was to get as many authors' into the book as possible and probably to get as much compensation to each as possible. But the typos and other inconsistencies interfere with an otherwise enjoyable read.

Four stars

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