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READING THE TBR, DAY 111: All My Friends Are Dead (2010) by Avery Monsen and Jory John

Well, this book is adorable. A lightning-quick read, it’s more picture book than anything else, and I cannot believe it has taken me so long to actually read it, since it took about six minutes. Less. And that was reading it through twice.

It’s dark, of course. Its black humour married to very cute drawings, which adds to the appeal but also works as a sort of cognitive dissonance, as the inevitability of entropy — along with loneliness, and the enduring terror that is clowns — is briefly, brutally portrayed.

I bought this book on the basis of its cover, which made me chuckle and yeah, all your friends are dead, that’s true, Mr. Dinosaur. Not sure I expected to be so moved by it’s contents. I really didn’t expect to hold onto it for five damn years before bothering to read it. Again, it took three minutes. THREE.

I really need to stop doing that. And that is what this whole TBR project is about. Clearing the decks, and teaching myself to read books as I buy them, not hoard them like a crazy person who should be on a reality TV show.    


TBR DAY 111: All My Friends are Dead by Avery Monsen and Jory Johns
GENRE: Humour, Comics
TIME ON THE TBR: 5 years.  
PURCHASED FROM: Mary Martin Bookshop
KEEP: Yep!

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