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Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk by David Sedaris
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May 11, 2012

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bookshelves: read-in-2012

I thought this was okay; not horrible, not great. It seems a lot of the really negative reviews of it stem from the fact that Sedaris so often writes humor. This does not read like a comedy except, perhaps, a very dark one, and even then not often. It *is* an ugly, harsh book at times, and I think that's what Sedaris was going for. To me, he very clearly is making a statement about life and society and the way we treat one another, he's just making it a little more palatable by casting animals all the leading roles, so to speak. I enjoyed the pull-no-punches aspect of it, but that was about it. I did get the occasional chuckle now and then as well as some pauses for thought and, as always, I appreciate Sedaris's particular writing style.

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Reading Progress

May 11, 2012 – Started Reading
May 11, 2012 – Shelved
May 12, 2012 –
page 42
May 13, 2012 –
page 67
May 14, 2012 – Finished Reading
May 16, 2012 – Shelved as: read-in-2012

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Xanthi I found this one way too dark and depressing - something I have heard from many other people who have read it.

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