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Parallel Universes

4.21  ·  Rating details ·  76 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Paperback, 128 pages
Published September 1st 1984 by Harpercollins
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Matt Mazenauer
Jul 10, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Farside, Bizarro fans
Recommended to Matt by: Bookman's
This is an utterly odd cartoon style - simply and almost crudely drawn... and about 40% of the time there is no joke. Or a barely discernable one. But the unique voice in its simple non-jokes really is striking. I'm completely addicted.
Matt Mazenauer
Jun 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: can-loan
Roz Chast isn't for everyone, and I find it hard sharing any particular cartoon as a highlight. But the understated nature of her humor works really well if you read a large chunk at once, letting the suburban malaise and ennui wash over you. It reminds me of some of the more subtle Kids In The Hall sketches, really.
S.
Dec 04, 2007 rated it it was amazing
she's a phenomenon.
Christopher
Mar 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Lots of sensible chuckles.
Courtney Johnson
Jan 25, 2016 rated it did not like it
I was really disappointed with this book. It was a quick read, but I did not find it at all enjoyable. I didn't find the comics funny, and half the time I simply did not get them.
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Rosalind "Roz" Chast is an American cartoonist and a staff cartoonist[1] for The New Yorker. She grew up in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, the only child of an assistant principal and a high school teacher. Her earliest cartoons were published in Christopher Street and The Village Voice. In 1978 The New Yorker accepted one of her cartoons and has since published more than 800. She also publishe ...more
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