Sunday, August 27, 2017
Much of the human experience is represented here.. life, rebirth, death, sadness, love, constancy, hate, sadness all contrasted with the hurrying obliviousness of living a life of unvarying routine and failing to simply notice what's happening around us.
I was familiar with this artist/creator from his other works, but was surprised how moving this book was for me. It really could easily have been extremely pretentious or overly precious, but it was touching and profound. Deftly, beautifully written.
It's a relatively long book (336 pages), but I read it in one sitting and with a later re-read, noticed things I had missed on a first reading. I suspect it's one I will revisit many times.
Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher.