One major problem I had with this book, is they seemed unable to show normal penises. They showed colored ones, painted ones, toy ones, etc, but only one picture of an actual normal penis. Which is disappointing--one thing I liked about the Breast Book was that is showed the huge variety that exist. This showed almost no variety at all...why write a book on the penis if you haven't the nerve to photo a bunch of them?
The little stand up penis comedian had some horrible, horrible jokes. There were just horrible puns through the entire book, actually. I like the Maiolica plate--it's a lady's head composed of 34+ penises, and the inscription reads "Every man looks at me as if I were a head of dicks." *snicker* And it's real!
I also really liked the little hopping penises. Bounce, bounce!
The discussion on how condoms are tested was probably the most serious part of the book, and was quite interesting. The Japanese who are tattooed all over (but not their belly button I noticed) were disturbing. The fact Viagra made flowers stay fresh longer I didn't know! I would have liked more pages similar to those in this book, to balance the inane fluff that was the majority of the book. I didn't really care what guys penis's were saying to them.
It seems thrown together, as if they were trying to catch a certain point in time (maybe as response to The Breast Book which manages to be both informative, amusing, and interesting, as well as show lots of variety? Not sure on the timing of the two books), and the author thus didn't have time to dig up many interesting topics, so most of the book isn't.
I'd suggest setting this around in your living room for guests to notice, flip through, and laugh about. It's not funny enough to be read all at once--the fact the humor isn't that grand isn't noticed until you realize you've just read another page of nothing. If you only read a couple you notice they are amusing.
As a coffee table book, this is good. As a sit down and read to learn about the penis or just to be amused..it doesn't work quite so well. But, it is The Penis Book, and therefore must be perused at least once!
I do strongly recommend finding a copy of The Breast Book. Read this one first--it will probably be better if it wasn't compared to that one, which is excellent on many levels. But then go find the other and read it.
Awesome book~ I loved some of the pics!
Fun and informative book!! A good read!