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Archy and Mehitabel by Don Marquis
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Dec 27, 09

Read in December, 2009

If this was "Archy" rather than "Archy and Mehitabel", I'd love it more. I just can't seem to like Mehitabel... who would've thought I'd like a cockroach more than a cat?

I borrowed this from the library because I've loved "the lesson of the moth" for a long time now.
"certain maxims of archy" is a close second:

if you get gloomy just
take an hour off and sit
and think how
much better this world
is than hell
of course it won t cheer
you up much if
you expect to go there

if monkey glands
did restore your youth
what would you do
with it
question mark
just what you did before
interrogation point

yes i thought so
exclamation point

procrastination is the
art of keeping
up with yesterday

I find it difficult to rate something like this-- something that, for me, is rather hit or miss. I don't love it all, but I do adore bits of it. I'll slap a 3.5 on it, but I feel the need to note that I'd love to have this in my collection some day. Most 3-star reviews, in my mind, are worth reading but not buying. This is an exception.

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