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The Wild Things by Dave Eggers
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Sep 14, 2011

it was amazing
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Read in June, 2010

I love this darker interpretation of Where the Wild Things Are and I think that Eggers is a brilliant writer for taking such a simple story and turning it into something so much longer and richer than the original. I've heard people say that this version is a bastardization of the children's book, but I disagree. I think it offers a more adult look at Max's journey with the wild things, his relationship to them, his growth as a result of this relationship. It also offers an interesting commentary on society and the way it functions, both for children, adults, and even wild things.

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