Monday, July 15, 2013
Squirrels in Collision
Nonetheless, they do obliquely teach lessons about hypocrisy, political correctness, societal expectations, sexual identity, anal leeches in hippos, and the importance of not letting your kids dress the gerbil in a skin-tight bikini.
I enjoyed it a lot, and the illustrations by Ian Falconer are pretty swell. As in both the animal and human kingdoms, there's a certain amount of death and disfigurement, though of course such things also happen in the aforementioned 'talking animals' predecessors to Sedaris. A sharp, short read. Recommended.