Arts & Entertainment | September 10, 2014 9:00 am

Skin Art

By The Editors

They say the sex scene is dead.

We’re inclined to agree, in movies at least. Bullet time and Michael Bay’s buffoonery are more in your face than even the most 3D of bosoms.

But that’s movies. We’re talking books.

Say hello to Dirty Rendezvous, available now.

Compiled by art/sex publisher Goliath and veteran pin-up photog Chas Ray Krider — a long-time collaborator of Dita Von TeeseDirty is what it’s author calls “narrative-based erotic art.” 

IOW: femme fatales in long shadows and little clothing. 

You play gumshoe, trying to figure out what’s going on in each photo. Hint: it’s always about sex.

Krider also offers a number of Dirty’s individual prints for sale.

And to stir the ol’ brain noodle this season:

The Book of Strange New Things: Religion, evil conglomerates and a cross-galaxy love affair: this book is like the lot of Chris Nolan’s Interstellar matched with the structural complexity of Cloud Atlas. Oct. 28

The Dog: The latest from Joseph O’Neill (Netherland) follows one man’s modern existential crisis in Dubai with a deft comedic touch. Out now

The Sense of Style: Linguist/cognitive scientist Steven Pinker throws out the Strunk & White and presents a more carefree (there are cartoons!) guide to great writing. Sep. 30

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