Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary (Unabridged)
by David Sedaris
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Featuring David Sedaris's unique blend of hilarity and heart, this new collection of keen-eyed animal-themed tales is an utter delight. Though the characters may not be human, the situations in these stories bear an uncanny resemblance to the insanity of everyday life. In "The Toad, the Turtle, and the Duck", three strangers commiserate about animal bureaucracy while waiting in a complaint line. In "Hello Kitty", a cynical feline struggles to sit through his prison-mandated AA meetings. In "The Squirrel and the Chipmunk", a pair of star-crossed lovers is separated by prejudiced family members. Once again David Sedaris shows us the most outrageous, tender, absurd sides of ourselves in his "profoundly funny, well-crafted stories that somehow, magically, bring home a major point about fidelity or guilt or love...." (Christian Science Monitor).
Just Plain Enjoyable
Its like curling up and watching your favorite TV show, not just any TV show but the favorite one of all time thats been cancelled for years and then all of the sudden you have a ton of new episodes back to back to watch. You simply don't want to stop watching (or this case listening). Some of these stories are heartwarming, funny, a bit disturbing, and all have their own sense of "bite".
You just can't go wrong here. I simply LOVED IT!
I enjoy sedaris, really. I was intrigued by this concept since the cat and the baboon story (which has been out for some time and is republished in this collection) was so amazingly hilarious. But the anthropomorphic quality quickly wears out here as story after story presents the cynical theme of severe repercussions for the superfluous and insincere. It just got depressing.
David David David.....
You have finally listened to that inner voice and it needs more duct tape on it's mouth. You are the modern day Mark Twain. Go back and amaze us baby!