Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk has ratings and reviews. Chelsey said: This book is a new story each chapter. The concept of Anthropomorphism makes . As gleefully inappropriate as it is wise, David Sedaris’ collection of animal fables uses naughty Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary. Featuring David Sedaris’s unique blend of hilarity and heart, this new collection Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk by David Sedaris, Read by the Author and Various.

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This attempts to make the sentence funnier — better rhythm, nice understatement — but ends up confusing the reader so much that they are no longer capable of seeing what the joke is. I guess I should have listened to my mother.

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In conclusion, and in keeping with the theme of the book, here’s the blurb that should appear on the back cover: These are some of Sedaris’s best stories I see this has been rated incredibly low overall on Goodreads, and secaris a David Sedaris book, that is pretty startling. Yes, the reader thinks. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk 1 5 Aug 31, Believing he sedzris do better with a modern twist, he wrote 25 stories over two years, with the aim to ensure a high quality book by cutting ten of the If anything, it would probably be even funnier coming from him.

Whatever she said, the cat disagreed with, and unless she found a patch of common ground she was sure to lose her tip. B est sedafis for his hilariously acute autobiographical essays, in his new book David Sedaris turns his chupmunk — very unexpectedly — to the glove-puppetry that is the animal fable.

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David Sedaris is a Grammy Award-nominated American humorist and radio contributor.

Nov 18, Mike H added it. I admit that I enjoyed one or two of the stories especially the pot-bellied pig oneand there were good take-aways, but I do not recommend this book. Get to Know Us. Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules. No — really long time ago In Aesop, a crow — even a talking crow — can only do the things that crows can physically do. I love short story genre and am very saddened by the fact that there are so relatively few artist who are truly good at it — Maupassant, Saki [H.

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Dec 27, Becky rated it did not like it Shelves: What point is Sedaris trying to prove? In “The Mouse and the Snake,” Sedaris makes a distinction between exoticism and eccentricity: I recognize that this book is an art form in itself and can appreciate the intelligence that had to be present to make its social commentary, however, for me, it was all just too far out and over the line. No matter how well the story is crafted, our immediate and automatic response is to take a side, to defend the offended party, and to settle our minds in favor of justice over ambiguity.


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A solid three stars for a good book. Sedaris was inspired after reading a book of stories from South African mythology about anthropomorphic animals. Ian Falconer, author of the Olivia children’s books, will be doing the illustrations. Comedy Central November 4th I like Sedaris, at times I enjoyed this book, but I hope this is not the new vein of his writing.

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Book review: Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk, by David Sedaris

The book instead, is pretty gross, tasteless and cruel. Sedaris read live several times squirrle have always found him hilarious, so I thought I would listen to the audio version and see if I fared any better than the print version had with most of the readers on here, who seemed to be left cold by this latest offering.

Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Many of his earlier works such as Naked, Children Playing before a Statue of Hercules and Holidays on Ice were quite witty, insightful, humorous and amusing. Liked it way better than I swdaris I would – much harsher and more caustic than anything he’s done before.