Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Book Review: You're an Animal, Viskovitz! by Boffa Alessandro

You're an Animal, Viskovitz! by Boffa Alessandro
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Humorous Short Stories (that's totally a genre, okay?)
Length: 192 pages

In this wickedly hilarious collection of fables, Alessandro Boffa introduces us to Viskovitz and his never-ending search for his true love, Ljuba. As he changes from a lovelorn lion to a jealous finch, from a confused dung beetle to an enlightened police dog, Viskovitz embraces his metamorphoses with wry humor and an oftentimes painful sense of self.

A short review for a short book:

Reading this book was delightfully fun. The humor in this book was without compare, and it was also very witty--I was surprised and pleased by the creativity that went with the animal theme. Even as a sea sponge, Viskovitz's voice was funny and clever, and there was a cool twist in every story. I enjoyed some of the stories more than the others, of course, but each one went by so quickly that even those didn't drag the story down. This is an excellent book for a lazy afternoon or simply when you're in the mood for something more lighthearted. Very enjoyable.

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1 comment:

  1. This sounds like a book I'd like. Thanks for the review! (I signed up to follow your blog based on this review.)