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You're an Animal, Viskovitz! by Alessandro Boffa
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Jun 05, 07

bookshelves: short-stories, in-translation
Read in May, 2007

Short Stories. Viskovitz is an animal, literally. He's an elk. He's a pig. He's a rat. He's a self-lovin' snail. Each chapter features Viskovitz as a different animal, searching for love, or, when that fails, sex.

This is a funny, absurd, weird little book and the satire reminded me of Vonnegut -- off-hand, yet over the top. If I had read Animal Farm I could compare it to that in some way, but I haven't so I won't. Instead I'll say that if you want to read about the courtship problems inherit in being a sponge, or the way that Viskovitz (as a multi-celled organism) invented sex, pick this up. It's pretty fantastic.

Four stars for humor, originality, and an unflinching look at how ridiculous sex really is, for everyone.
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