I’ve had a diverse adventure in literature lately!
Finished “Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk” in one day. Read the “The BFG” by Roald Dahl the day before. Read “Bossypants” by Tina Fey and loved it. Want to make “Bossypants” the mascot of my website, but I can’t do that to my dino. Received my signed copy of “House on Plunkett Street” by Lorena Bathey.
About 15% through the four-book set of “Game of Thrones,” which, according to my calculations [types ferociously on a calculator] means I’ll be done in [more manic typing] fourteen years.
Lastly, will read “Unlikely Arrangement” by Patty Wiseman next. Phew! [Wipe brow. Yeah, just one brow.]
And now, to the review.
“Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk” is a brilliant and funny commentary on social issues in America. Values, morals, racism, social status, sexism, religion. Nothing is off limits as David Sedaris plays out various social scenarios. But these situations are all acted out with rhinos, crows, sheep, turtles, frogs, foxes, etc. If you could stop yourself from laughing out loud for a while (or daydreaming about hanging out with Sedaris in some hipster/trendy coffee shop in the East Village) then you probably can find some witty metaphors with the animals. But you can look for that the second time you read “Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk,” because you will want to read it again.