Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk by David Sedaris illustrated by Ian Falconer

This absurd collection of unique tales with anthropomorphic animal characters is perhaps a great gift idea for the current limited attention span generation, they are very short, have beautiful illustrations by Ian Falconer and reflect the shining mind of David Sedaris. Move over La Fontaine and Aesop, shit has gone contemporary.

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Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk David Sedaris

On reading the pieces one gets the feeling of well animals doing their thing and then everything seems a little prepostorous. One can see the pure parody of modern day life. Kind of like Jonathan Fanzen giving a contemporary relevance of Kraus pissing all over Henrich Heine in The Kraus Project.

Ever gone to a Government office like the RTO (Indian equivalent of the DMV, yes we deal with the same shit over here as well)

Ever fallen for someone who belongs to the same species but is well different? (there is some talk of fear of the inevitable painful anal option)

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Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk

Look at these beauties as a mirror of your everyday lives, you can be aware, you can kiss the mirror, the only thing you are going to be kissing on your reflection are your lips though.

Do not expect to read this book to your kids unless you are Woody Allen and your kid is Dylan Farrow.

Do not expect to learn some morals.

Funny (yes), dark (yummily yes), insightful (yes), visual orgy (hell yes).

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Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk by David Sedaris

 

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